Investors Pressure Apple Over Psychological Risks Of Screen Time For Kids
Apple is the latest tech company to be pressured to address the addictive elements of their product.
Teens are known to have a penchant for impulsivity and instant gratification. Even scientists have studied these habits and come to the conclusion that teen brains are simply wired for risk. But just what kind of at-risk or high-risk behaviors should parents be on the lookout for? To start with, at-risk behaviors are defined as anything that puts adolescents on the path to future negative consequences such as injury, poor health, incarceration and even death. Since most teens rarely think ahead to the consequences of their actions, it’s up to parents to recognize some of these dangerous behaviors and caution the...
(MedPage Today) -- FDA public hearing explores ways to help hooked youth
New research finds that the brain's cerebellum is involved in reward processing and social behavior. The findings shed new light on addictive behavior.
A massive filing in the Massachusetts case against the Sackler family contains damning evidence that the family wanted to market the drug as a non-addictive substance outside the US.
ConclusionsThis study shows that by framing addiction as a loss of control and tying that loss of control to short-term health and social consequences, addiction becomes more concrete and understandable, and the consequences feel more relatable and relevant to youth.Supplement informationThis article is part of a supplement entitled Fifth Anniversary Retrospective of “The Real Cost,” the Food and Drug Administration's Historic Youth Smoking Prevention Media Campaign, which is sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.
In the midst of a variety of lawsuits accusing pharmaceutical companies of contributing to the overdose epidemic, the Grayken Center for Addiction has confirmed the connection between opioid marketing and overdose deaths. According to the report, released Friday morning, researchers at the Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center show that for each three additional payments made to physicians per 100,000 people in a county, opioid overdose deaths went up 18 percent. “We had heard so much on the…
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The options for treating nicotine addiction in children is limited at a time when teen vaping is exploding in popularity.
The FDA is holding a hearing Friday to address the alarming spike in teen vaping and how to help those who want to kick the habit. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 20 percent of high school students admitted to using an electronic cigarette within the last 30 days. David Begnaud reports.