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Pharmacokinetics often differ between obese and nonobese children
There is no consensus on how best to adjust medication dosage for obese children, the authors of a new systematic review conclude.
Rate of newborn babies in opiate withdrawal on the rise in U.S.
The rate at which infants are suffering withdrawal after being born to mothers on opioid painkillers has increased five-fold since 2000, according to a new U.S. study.
Majority of Youth With Severe Mental Illness Go Untreated
The number of children and adolescents with severe mental health impairment receiving mental health care has increased in the past 2 decades, but more than half remain untreated.
Trigger tool detects harm in pediatric inpatients
The newly developed Pediatric All-Cause Harm Measurement Tool improved detection of harms in pediatric inpatients in a recent pilot study.
Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism
NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment
Protocol prevents growth restriction in VLBW babies
An evidence-based premature infant feeding 'bundle' of practices can safely reduce postnatal growth restriction (PNGR) among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, new findings show.
E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates
Study found young female patients were more likely to get all three shots of cervical cancer vaccine
Fluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A placebo-controlled study shows that the antidepressant fluoxetine is safe in adolescents with BDD, with a strong trend toward symptom improvement, warranting a larger trial, researchers say.
Fatty Acid Supplements Do Not Improve Cognition in Preemies
Very low birthweight infants who receive long-chain fatty acid supplements in human milk showed no cognitive or neuroanatomical benefits at 8 years of age over their unsupplemented peers.
Daptomycin Safe for Children With Skin Infections
The potent antibiotic shows safety and efficacy for complicated skin infections in children, but safety concerns prevent studies in newborns.
Physical activity time in preschools may be less than ideal
Preschoolers may not get enough time to engage in physical activity at childcare centers, according to a new study.
Obesity disparity grew among U.S. kindergarteners
Obesity rates among children entering kindergarten in the U.S. have increased since 1998 - except among those from the wealthiest families, according to new research.
Head Circumference Does Not Identify Neurocognitive Risk
Measurements of head circumference at multiple times during early childhood did not predict neurocognitive disorders; researchers call for an end to routine measurements.
Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds
It's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad, researchers say.
Screen Accurately Identifies Autism at an Early Age
A screening tool based on parental responses to a 30-item screen shows excellent accuracy in identifying children with autism at a very early age.
Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy
Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery
If laughter is the best medicine, that may be doubly true for kids undergoing surgery who were cheered up by visiting clowns, a new Israeli study suggests.
Risk of surgeries may offset benefit of intraocular lens in infants
A higher risk of multiple surgeries may offset any advantages to implanted intraocular lenses (IoLs) after cataract surgery in infants, a new study has found.
Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.
Positive + Negative Treatment Recs Cut Antibiotic Rx
Findings among children presenting to providers with viral acute respiratory tract infection
Newborns With Unclear CF Tests May Develop Disease Later
By age 3 years, 11% of infants with inconclusive results on newborn cystic fibrosis testing developed the disease, underscoring the need for added monitoring.
Personalized approach helped cure more children with kidney cancer
A personalized treatment targeting a patient's individual genetic makeup helped cure more children with a rare form of kidney cancer, researchers said on Wednesday.
To prevent whooping cough in newborns, vaccinate pregnant moms
Vaccinating pregnant women against whooping cough is the best way to protect their newborns from respiratory infections that can prove fatal, according to new recommendations from the Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI).
Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says
Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately
Teens and Parents Worry About Schoolwork After a Concussion
Kids and teens who suffer a concussion worry about their academic skills in the weeks afterward, and older kids and those with more severe symptoms seem to worry the most, according to a new study.
Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say
Shortened Fasting Feasible for Children Undergoing Surgery
Improves perioperative experience without raising pulmonary aspiration incidence
Active Video Games Offer Health Benefit for Children/Teens
Active video games have large effect on health outcomes compared with sedentary behaviors
Cartilage graft in pediatric endoscopic tympanoplasty shows good results
Children 10 years old and younger do just as well as older children with endoscopic type 1 tympanoplasty for repairing perforated ear drums.
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