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CT RADIATION DOSES FOR CHILDREN ARE HIGHER IN NONPEDIATRIC THAN PEDIATRICS INSTITUTIONS

Although risks to patients may be small, this study suggests nonpediatric institutions could reduce radiation exposure to children...

META-ANALYSIS: CANNABIS USE IN ADOLESCENCE LINKED TO LATER DEPRESSION, SUICIDE

Adolescents who use cannabis face increased risks for depression and suicidality in young adulthood, according to a meta-analysis in...

 
 
 

THE HARSH ANTECEDENTS OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIORS IN ADULTS

In the general public, nearly half of adult antisocial behaviors derive from having experienced harsh punishment or maltreatment in...

REDUCTIONS IN COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA ARE SUSTAINED AFTER PCV13 INITIATION

After notable initial reductions in CAP prevalence post-vaccine adoption, milder forms rebounded slightly, while more serious forms...

 
 
 

MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE IN SCHOOL-AGED HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN

Mycoplasma pneumoniae was the most commonly identified bacterium in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.

TONSILLECTOMY IN CHILDREN: AN UPDATED CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE

Previous recommendations are strengthened, and new recommendations are offered for obstructive sleep-disordered breathing and postoperative...

 
 
 

LATE HYDROCORTISONE IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED, EXTREMELY PRETERM INFANTS

Hydrocortisone begun in the second week of life did not lessen rates of a composite outcome of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

ARE YOUR PATIENTS EXPOSED TO EXCESSIVE FLUORIDE WHEN BRUSHING THEIR TEETH?

Nearly 40% of children aged 3 to 6 years apply too much toothpaste.

 
 
 

INDIVIDUALIZED AEROBIC EXERCISE SPEEDS RECOVERY FROM SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSION

A randomized clinical trial changes our thinking on managing sports-related concussion in adolescents.

IS UNIVERSAL PROPHYLAXIS FOR GONOCOCCAL OPHTHALMIA NEONATORUM STILL NECESSARY?

There is no new evidence that the risks outweigh the benefits.

 
 
 

CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE: 2019 UPDATE

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices provides clarification on administration of several vaccines.

LACTOFERRIN DOES NOT IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR VERY PRETERM INFANTS

In a large randomized trial, enteral lactoferrin supplementation did not reduce rates of late-onset sepsis.

 
 
 

RAPID INCREASE IN USE OF COMMERCIAL DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER TELEMEDICINE FOR CHILDREN

Users of these services were less likely to receive recommended preventive care and more likely to use urgent care services, raising...

IS SCREENING FOR URINARY TRACT INFECTION NECESSARY IN PATIENTS WITH BRONCHIOLITIS?

In a meta-analysis, the prevalence of UTI was only 0.8% when both a positive culture and urinalysis markers of UTI were present.

 
 
 

NEW GUIDANCE ISSUED ON HOME OXYGEN THERAPY FOR CHILDREN

The American Thoracic Society has published new guidelines on home oxygen therapy for children with chronic respiratory conditions....

VACCINATION AGAINST HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS IS EFFECTIVE AND INDUCES HERD IMMUNITY

Decreases in HPV infections were seen in both vaccinated and unvaccinated participants.

 
 
 

INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN UNDERGOING ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

More than 15% had vaccine-preventable infections during the 5 years following transplantation.

PEDIATRICS GROUP CALLS ON CLINICIANS TO ADDRESS SCHOOL ABSENTEEISM WITH PATIENTS, CAREGIVERS

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement aimed at addressing chronic school absenteeism - missing 15 or more...

 
 
 

STANDING ELECTRIC SCOOTERS A COMMON CAUSE OF HEAD INJURIES AND FRACTURES

Standing electric scooters, which began gaining popularity in late 2017, are frequently sending riders to emergency departments , according...

CARING FOR YOUTH WITH GENDER DYSPHORIA

This review provides primary care providers with a practical overview of definitions, resources, and management strategies for adolescents...

 
 
 



Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes

Eating five or more weekly servings of nuts also appears to lower the risk of premature death from heart disease or any other cause by about one-third for people with type 2... Read more ...

Does chronic anxiety lead to Alzheimer's? New study links neuropsychiatric...

Does chronic anxiety lead to Alzheimer's? New study links neuropsychiatric symptoms with the disease

In a study of data gathered on 270 cognitively normal older adults between the ages of 62 and 90, called the Harvard Brain Aging Study, scientists from Brigham and Women's... Read more ...

This 30-Minute Workout Playlist Is SO Good - and Then Beyoncé Takes It to...

This 30-Minute Workout Playlist Is SO Good - and Then Beyoncé Takes It to Another Level

Thirty minutes. That's really all you need to get in a good workout and stay on top of your health goals. Yet some days even 30 minutes feels like a chore. But what if we told... Read more ...

Common Yeast Infection Pill Tied to Miscarriage

Common Yeast Infection Pill Tied to Miscarriage

Research suggests that use of the drug greatly raises a pregnant woman's odd for miscarriage, as well as the odds that her baby will have a heart defect. Read more ...

Cut out an hour of sitting every day to slash your heart disease risk by...

Cut out an hour of sitting every day to slash your heart disease risk by 25%, study says 

A new study from UC San Diego found that women who sat for uninterrupted long periods of time had a 52% higher risk than those who sat for the same amount of time but in short... Read more ...

Attack of the FAKE NEWS on your mind, your health and your safety

Attack of the FAKE NEWS on your mind, your health and your safety

Fake news is scripted, staged, planned, promoted, and never retracted after being revealed as such. Fake news appears in many forms, including on television, via social media... Read more ...

Children With Autism, Co-occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of...

Children With Autism, Co-occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of Independence, Says Study

Studies provide new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . Read more ...

FDA warns Americans against ‘Dracula' transfusions of young blood

FDA warns Americans against ‘Dracula' transfusions of young blood

A number of clinics are already offering transfusions of young blood plasma with the promise it stops aging, but the procedure is unproven and done by 'bad actors, the FDA... Read more ...

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes...

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss

Using the gene-editing technology CRISPR, scientists at the University of North Carolina switched on a muted gene in mice embryos, which were then born with no trace of the... Read more ...

A naturally-occurring plant compound shows great potential for treating...

A naturally-occurring plant compound shows great potential for treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and depression

Scientists have learned a lot about most of the body's organs over the years. The growing body of knowledge on the liver, heart, lungs and kidneys has enabled many people to... Read more ...