May 16, 2024

Meta Faces Fresh Probe Over ‘Addictive’ Effect on Kids

(Wired) – The European Union has opened an investigation into Facebook and Instagram for the platforms’ potentially addictive effects on children, echoing two similar probes opened into TikTok earlier this year. Meta-owned platforms will be investigated for their addictive and … Read More

May 10, 2024

Thousands of Kids Prescribed ‘Potentially Harmful’ Drugs for Acute COVID

(MedPage Today) – Clinicians prescribed hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin inappropriately to thousands of children with acute COVID-19, according to a retrospective cohort study. In a large U.S. all-payer database, 3,602 ivermectin prescriptions and 813 HCQ prescriptions for kids with acute … Read More

April 10, 2024

Youth Gender Medications Limited in England, Part of Big Shift in Europe

(New York Times) – England’s move is part of a broader shift in northern Europe, where health officials have been concerned by soaring demand for adolescent gender treatments in recent years. Many patients also have mental health conditions that make … Read More

March 25, 2024

New Articles from BMC Medical Ethics Are Now Available

BMC Medical Ethics has new articles available online. Articles include: “A Bioethical Perspective on the Meanings behind a Wish to Hasten Death: A meta-ethnographic Review” by Paulo J. Borges, Pablo Hernández-Marrero and Sandra Martins Pereira  “Layered Vulnerability and Researchers’ Responsibilities: … Read More

March 19, 2024

A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine Is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (vol. 390, no. 8, 2024) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Direct-to-Consumer Platforms for New Antiobesity Medications — Concerns and Potential Opportunities” by I. Golovaty and S. Hagan “Childhood Obesity Prevention — … Read More