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Drug Studies in Children Often Go Unfinished: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 — Drug approvals for adults often require future studies in children, but many of these studies are never completed, a new analysis finds. “More than 50 percent of all drugs approved by the FDA lack information on how to safely and effectively use the drug in children,” said study author Dr. […]

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Studies needed on impact of cannabis use on puberty

McMaster University researchers say there is an urgent need for studies on the physical health effects of cannabis use, including its impact on puberty. The call comes following a systematic review of existing literature that identified an absence of such research. The results of the review were published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. “While […]

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Cannibalism is a low-calorie diet, weird science award winner finds

Tongue-in-cheek awards honour the nutritional benefits of CANNIBALISM and riding rollercoasters to treat kidney stones The Ig Nobel Prizes yesterday awarded weird and wonderful scientific research Winning studies included a self-colonoscopy and the ability to smell a fly in wine  The awards are run by a satirical science journal and held at Harvard University People […]