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Analysis shows that children’s average screen time increased by more than one hour and twenty minutes during the period of a pandemic

According to an analysis published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday, the average daily screen time for children during the Covid-19 epidemic grew by more than one hour and twenty minutes. Researchers analyzed screen time and device use between January 1, 2020, and March 5, 2022, by analyzing data from 46 studies covering nearly 30,000 children in …

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The pandemic saw an increase in hospitalizations for eating disorders. Experts warn that the problem is not over

Researchers have observed a dramatic increase in the number of young adults seeking treatment for disordered eating behavior. According to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, the rate of inpatient admissions for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders increased in the United States at a rate of 0.7% per month over the years …

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FDA warns about animal tranquilizers in illicit drug suppl

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Tuesday that a powerful animal tranquilizer is becoming more common in illicit drug supplies. This puts unsuspecting users at high risk of overdoses and other dangerous side effects. According to the FDA, xylazine is mostly found in heroin and illegal fentanyl. Overdoses can be similar to opioid overdoses. …

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Study finds meditation as effective as anxiety medication

The first-ever study to compare medication and meditation for anxiety found that both methods are equally effective in reducing symptoms. This finding was published in JAMA Psychiatry on Wednesday. It suggests that people suffering from anxiety can be helped by either a daily pill (which may have side effects) or a daily mindfulness practice (which …

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