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HbA1c Predicts Loss of Control in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes
Teenagers with type 2 diabetes who have HbA1c levels of 6.3% or above after 2 months on metformin are at increased risk for losing metabolic control, new research suggests.
Many children with cancer were born at risk: U.S. study
Gene sequencing of more than 1,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer found that as many as 8.5 percent were born with genes that increase their risk of developing cancer, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
Antibiotics in Animal Feed Might Endanger Kids, AAP Warns
Overuse of antibiotics in animal feed is making it harder to treat life-threatening infections in young children, according to a new report.
Early antibiotics prevents severe respiratory disease
Giving antibiotics early to children prone to respiratory diseases after a cold has been shown to reduce the severity of disease, but raises issue of antibiotic resistance.
Head Lice infestation Could Cause Iron Deficiency Anemia
Case report describes 23-year-old woman with no cause of anemia other than head lice infestation
Is California's newborn cystic fibrosis screening program working?
California's program to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis (CF) is meeting its goals of high detection rates and low false-positive rates in a diverse population, according to an analysis of the first five years of the program, researchers said today.
Increased Dwell Time Doesn't Raise Infection Risk for PICCs
Risk of central line-linked bloodstream infections not up for peripherally inserted central catheters
New Reference Ranges Improve Assessment of Infant Lung Function
New reference ranges for interpreting raised volume rapid thoracoabdominal compression (RVRTC) maneuvers yield more accurate values for forced expiratory volume (FEV) in infants, researchers report.
Feeding Preterm Newborns Breast Milk May Help Prevent ROP
Feeding very preterm newborns human milk may help prevent retinopathy of prematurity, a leading cause of blindness, according to a meta-analysis of five observational studies.
Pulmonary Hypertension: First Guidelines Issued for Children
The first guidelines have been issued for diagnosing and treating children with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a sometimes-fatal heart and lung disease that affects 1.9 of every 1000 babies born each year.
Pediatric Enuresis Apps May Help Parents Keep Records
New mobile applications for tracking enuresis may improve on traditional pen and paper diaries, but the apps vary in quality, according to a new study.
Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
As syphilis cases increase among U.S. women, doctors are seeing more babies born with the serious infection, health officials report.
Blood Test Has Potential for Detecting Concussion in Children
Could help reduce number of CT scans and associated radiation exposure
False Positives Common in Siblings of Food-Allergic Children
Testing the siblings of food-allergic children for allergies is not advisable, new research suggests, because false-positive results could lead to food avoidance, which can increase the risk of developing an allergy down the road.
Infants at Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Benefit from Early Probiotics
Certain infants at genetically high risk of developing type 1 diabetes who are given probiotics during the first 27 days of life appear to show a 60% reduced risk of developing islet autoimmunity.
Insulin pumps give kids better control of type 1 diabetes
As insulin pump use has increased, so has blood sugar control for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes, according to data from Europe and the U.S.
Infant Bronchiolitis: 3% Saline No Benefit vs Normal Saline
In infants with acute bronchiolitis, nebulized hypertonic saline offers no advantage over normal saline in terms of length of hospital stay, according to a new study.
Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens
But majority of very preterm or very small newborns do well, experts say
Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: Study Identifies Risk Profile
A set of readily available maternal and obstetric factors pins down risk for hyperbilirubinemia in individual newborns.
3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants
Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests
Stomach bypass surgery shows dramatic long-term improvement in obese teens
Giving stomach bypass surgery to severely obese teens cuts their weight by an average of 27 percent while often eliminating high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, abnormal kidney function and diabetes.
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