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A SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTION CAN REDUCE BULLYING

A randomized trial of 40 public schools in Great Britain found reduced bullying and improved quality of life with a multipronged school...

ELEVATED RISK FOR OPIOID ABUSE FROM DENTAL PRESCRIPTIONS IN TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Dental procedures are a common source of first-time opioid exposure that can lead to further use and abuse.

 
 
 

ASSESSING RISK FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE LEADING TO HOMICIDE

Pediatricians have an important role in assessing risk in families and providing resources.

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AS A RISK FACTOR FOR PSYCHOSIS

Having a history of early trauma almost tripled the risk for psychotic experiences.

 
 
 

OBESITY IS A PREVENTABLE RISK FOR DEVELOPING PEDIATRIC ASTHMA

The authors of a new report estimate that 10% of pediatric asthma cases could be prevented with weight reduction.

ACUTE FLACCID MYELITIS: WORKING TOWARD A BETTER CASE DEFINITION

A close examination of 45 reported cases of AFM reveals clinical characteristics that distinguish it from similarly presenting disorders.

 
 
 

PEDIATRIC INGESTIONS OF NOVEL ANTITHROMBOTIC AGENTS ARE USUALLY NOT DANGEROUS

Among 638 “exploratory” ingestions over 10 years in four states there were no bleeding complications.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER PREVALENCE ESTIMATED AT 1 IN 40 U.S. CHILDREN

Families of children with autism still struggle with accessing needed mental health care, a medical home, and care coordination.

 
 
 

FDA CLEARS TEST TO SCREEN NEWBORNS FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

The FDA has approved a diagnostic test that helps detect a herpes virus in newborns under 21 days old. Congenital cytomegalovirus can...

DECLINE IN KIDS' PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HAPPENS EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

Between ages 8 and 11, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity drops sharply, according to a Pediatrics study. Roughly 600 European...

 
 
 

PROVIDER RECOMMENDATION AS A DRIVER OF HPV VACCINATION IN MALE TEENS

A U.S. survey shows higher human papillomavirus vaccination coverage among adolescent males whose providers recommended the immunization.

NEW PEDIATRIC INTRAVENOUS FLUID GUIDELINE

The AAP strongly recommends the use of isotonic maintenance intravenous fluids for most pediatric patients.

 
 
 

THE PECARN HEAD CT DECISION RULE IN A COMMUNITY ED

After implementation of the rule, CT use and length of stay both decreased, while return visits within 72 hours remained unchanged.

CAN PRIMARY CARE INTERVENTIONS PREVENT CHILD MALTREATMENT?

A review of 22 quality trials found insufficient evidence to recommend primary care interventions.

 
 
 

BREAKTHROUGH TRIPLE THERAPIES FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Triple-combination therapy that targets the protein mutation in cystic fibrosis shows potential to improve the lives of 90% of those...

ATTENTION DEFICIT-HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER DIAGNOSIS RATE HIGHER FOR AUGUST VS. SEPTEMBER BIRTHS

In states with a September 1 cutoff for kindergarten entry, August-born children were more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD than...

 
 
 

PRENATAL AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURE AND AUTISM RISK

Researchers found a small association between autism incidence and nitric oxide exposure in pregnancy, but not with other air pollutants.

HEALTHCARE FINANCE REFORMS FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines strategies to improve the financing of healthcare services...

 
 
 

MORE FREQUENT FAMILY DINNERS TIED TO HEALTHIER DIETS IN YOUNG PEOPLE

Adolescents and young adults who eat dinner with their families more often have healthier diets - regardless of how well their families...

PROBIOTICS NOT BENEFICIAL FOR CHILDREN WITH GASTROENTERITIS

Two high-quality studies find no benefit from Lactobacillus probiotics among children visiting the emergency department for gastroenteritis.

 
 
 



Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets

Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets

He reassures Americans as he reminds people to sign up for the health care program before the deadline. Read more ...

Squeezing in a Workout After Your Flu Shot Could Make the Vaccine More Effective

Squeezing in a Workout After Your Flu Shot Could Make the Vaccine More Effective

Just got your flu shot and wondering if it's safe to push through your usual workout? Your arm might be sore for a couple days, but that's no reason to avoid the gym. "There is... Read more ...

New evidence PROVES that air pollution affects the placenta of developing babies

New evidence PROVES that air pollution affects the placenta of developing babies

Women tend to be even more careful about their lifestyle and diet when they're pregnant, but there's one thing they might be forgetting. According to a study, even unborn... Read more ...

Bad back? Ayurvedic massage can reduce chronic lower back pain

Bad back? Ayurvedic massage can reduce chronic lower back pain

Many people try massage for relaxation and pain relief. In Ayurveda, massage and physical therapy have often been used to treat patients with chronic pain syndromes and... Read more ...

Priest Torments Mourners By Condemning Teen's Death By Suicide At His Funeral

Priest Torments Mourners By Condemning Teen's Death By Suicide At His Funeral

During 18-year-old Maison Hullibarger's funeral, a priest criticized him for dying by suicide When Jeff and Linda Hullibarger met with Father LaCuesta ahead of their son's... Read more ...

Most Accurate Tool Yet to Predict Asthma in Kids: Study

Most Accurate Tool Yet to Predict Asthma in Kids: Study

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score will become the most common tool used to predict asthma in young children and help prevent the common airway disease from developing, reveals a new... Read more ...

How Allergies in Infants are Impacted by Diet During Pregnancy?

How Allergies in Infants are Impacted by Diet During Pregnancy?

In a longitudinal study of pregnant women across US, many of the women avoided certain allergenic foods to prevent food allergies in infants. Read more ...

BREAKING: Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge. era of forced...

BREAKING: Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by federal judge. era of forced government health insurance tyranny comes to an end

In a stunning ruling that's sending shock waves across the nation, a federal judge has ruled that Obamacare - the deceptively named “Affordable Care Act” - violates the United... Read more ...

New study explains why having a lower calorie intake is healthier for you

New study explains why having a lower calorie intake is healthier for you

A study from the University of Geneva backs the age-old knowledge that losing weight requires reducing your caloric intake. However, the researchers say it's not so your body... Read more ...

Two-year-old with severe epilepsy `unable to obtain' cannabis

Two-year-old with severe epilepsy `unable to obtain' cannabis

Jorja Emerson's family fought for weeks to secure the landmark prescription from a private hospital in London - but they have now been told they face a further delay in... Read more ...