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Debra Byler, MD
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Arieda Gjikopulli, MD and Amaka Akalonu, MD
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Lori Kestenbaum Handy, MD
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A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.

Findings for as-needed use of acetaminophen among young children with mild, persistent asthma

Topical timolol maleate is a good alternative to systemic beta-blockers for some infantile hemangiomas (IHs), with the best responses seen in thin, superficial IHs regardless of size, researchers say.

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 (PSC-17) remains a reliable tool to gauge psychological functioning in children, some 15 years after it was first derived, new research shows.

Participants report limited awareness of developmental milestones; no word for 'development'

Most pediatricians lack understanding about the calculation and use of ideal body weight (IBW) for determining drug doses for certain medications in obese children, researchers reported.

Contrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot.

Atopic dermatitis (AD) poses a tremendous therapeutic challenge in pediatric dermatology, and systemic therapy is sometimes required.

Researchers tested several pneumococcal vaccination schedules for preterm infants with the goal of determining whether the schedule used in the United States is most effective.

Despite decades of warnings from the "Back to Sleep" campaign, many parents are still putting their babies to sleep in ways that raise the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study finds.

This article highlights a true diagnostic challenge in children and young adults - detecting melanoma in a population in which it is rare and unexpected.

The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.

Infants with RSV-positive bronchiolitis produce large numbers of aerosol particles with infectious RSV

The known heightened risk for depression in children of parents with major depression is increased threefold when the family history of depression extends to grandparents, new research shows.

The updated guidelines are based on analysis of 10,000 individuals involved in studies of prenatal alcohol exposure.

New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

Exome sequencing implicates gene variants inherited from healthy parents in isolated congenital heart disease (non-syndromic CHD), according to an international group of researchers.

A U.S. government-backed panel says there is not enough evidence to say all children should have blood tests to check for high levels of fat-like substances known as lipids.

A postoperative hearing exam should be performed in children who have hearing loss when evaluated before tympanostomy tube placement to determine whether resolution of the hearing loss was obtained, a U.S. study suggests.

What looks like pneumonia in children living at high elevations may actually be high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), even if the patient has not traveled, new research suggests.

Use of Seattle and refined criteria reduces costs per athlete, per serious diagnosis versus 2010 ESC recs

A heated, humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) has similar efficacy and safety to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of prematurity, according to a noninferiority trial.

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of their low cost.

Recruiting enough children was the top reason for the waste of financial and human resources. Industry-sponsored trials were less likely to be halted, but more likely to result in nonpublication.

Fragmented communication, complex information, and uncertain prognosis difficult for parents

Chemical eye injuries most often occur in residential locations, among those in lower income quartiles

Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, resulting in oxidative stress, could trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Young teens who play hockey may feel pressure from their teammates, parents, and coaches to deny their concussion symptoms, putting them at serious risk for re-injury, according to a recent study.

More research is needed that measures clinical outcomes in order to recommend interventions

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

Children diagnosed with autism before age 4 are more likely to get behavioral therapy and less likely to be treated with drugs than those diagnosed later on, a new study says.