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Prescribing guidelines, more research on addiction potential needed for use of opioids to treat children’s pain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A pair of new studies led by University of Alberta pediatricians indicate that parents are more reluctant to have opioids prescribed for their children than doctors are to prescribe them. In a newly published study, the researchers asked 136 pediatric emergency room doctors across Canada whether …

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Older children’s brains respond differently to rewarding versus negative experiences late in day

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Older children respond more strongly to rewarding experiences and less strongly to negative experiences later in the day, which may lead to poor decision-making at night, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. “When children transition into adolescence, they begin to chase …

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