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HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study
The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds.
IgE to Ana o 3 Can Identify Cashew Allergy in Children
IgE to Ana o 3 discriminates between allergic and tolerant children better than cashew-specific IgE
Benign-Appearing Pediatric Skin Lesions May Be Melanoma
Benign-appearing lesions often deeper, have higher T stage than clinically malignant appearing lesions
Music therapy may help kids cope with immunization shots
When little kids need to get a painful injection, music therapy can help them get through the procedure, a new study suggests.
Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study
However, cleft palate was associated with increased risk for developmental problems
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?
Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week
More U.S. babies born addicted to opiates like heroin
The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests.
NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth
Studies also will address HIV prevention among at-risk groups.
Physiotherapy Relieves Constipation Treatment in Children
Standard treatment plus pelvic physiotherapy reduces functional constipation more effectively than standard treatment alone, according to results from a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise
Over 90 percent of U.S. high school students don't get enough exercise to stay fit and healthy, and the pattern persists after they graduate, a new study finds.
Newborn Screening for SCID Making Gains Globally
Mandatory screening of newborns for severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) could lead to better care and the identification of more cases, according to proponents.
Tx Failure Up for High-Flow Therapy Versus CPAP in Preemies
Significantly higher rate of treatment failure than CPAP in preterm infants with respiratory distress
Moderate evidence xylitol helps prevent acute otitis media in kids
Prophylactic administration of xylitol may reduce the risk of acute otitis media (AOM) in healthy children attending daycare, according to a new Cochrane Collaboration review.
Girls with ADHD often struggle with defiance, conduct issues
For girls, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more likely to amplify issues with defiance and acting out than problems with depression or anxiety.
Art Therapy, Clown Visits Cut Children's Preoperative Anxiety
Intervention based on art therapy and clown visits can reduce pre-op anxiety at separation from parents
Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.
No Increased Choking Risk Seen With Baby-Led Weaning
However, many parents need more information on how to safely introduce solid foods
Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
Codeine is unsafe for children and should no longer be given to them, a new report from a leading pediatricians' group warns.
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
A startling new study warns that some preteen children -- even as young as 5 years old -- may be at risk of suicide.
Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.
Nephrotic syndrome may respond to gluten-free diet in some children
Some children with difficult-to-manage nephrotic syndrome appear to benefit from a gluten-free diet, according to results from a small case series.