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Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk
Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk
Self-injury Linked to Altered Pain Processing in Autism
Individuals with autism who engage in self-injurious behavior are more likely to be lower functioning and display aberrations in pain processing.
ATS: Hydroxyurea Can Up Lung Function in Sickle Cell Disease
Drug slowed down the annual decline children had been showing before starting treatment
High-Dose EPO Not Neuroprotective in Very Preterm Infants
High-dose erythropoietin given to very preterm infants does not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes by age 2 years, according to a new randomized clinical trial.
C difficile-Related Reactive Arthritis Misdiagnosed in Kids
As C difficile infection rates rise in the US children, prompt recognition and treatment of associated arthritis are needed.
Caudal Block Linked to Post-Urethroplasty Complications
Type of surgery, caudal block, hypospadias types are independent risk factors for surgical complications
Rare cancers may masquerade as ADHD in children, NIH researchers suggest
Researchers evaluated a group of pediatric patients diagnosed with tumors.
FDA: Cipro side effects outweigh benefit for some infections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ratcheted up its warning about the potential side effects of a class of commonly-prescribed powerful antibiotic, including the drug known by the brand name Cipro.
Temporary Skin Tattoos Can Evoke Delayed Hypersensitivity
10-year-old presented with erythematous, pruritic, papulovesicular rash after black henna tattoo
Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to Early COPD
Persistent childhood asthma may be linked to earlier development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to results from the Childhood Asthma Management Program (CAMP) study.
Late Reactions in Food Challenges Common
Younger children more likely to report late reactions, even on placebo days
Teens with ADHD have special treatment needs
Drugs and psychotherapy can help teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manage symptoms and improve in school, a new research review suggests, but adolescents still have treatment needs that are quite distinct from younger children.
Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids
Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show
Biomarker May Be Linked to Idiopathic Life-Threatening Events in Infants
Blood levels of M2 muscarinic receptors are much higher in infants who experience idiopathic apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs) than in other infants, researchers from France report.
E-cigarette poisonings surge in young children, study says
Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.
CDC Establishes New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign
Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean
Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse
Researchers at Brunel University London and University College London have pinpointed a protein marker, which when absent, shows neuroblastoma is almost certain to recur.
Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years
Giving infants extra vitamin D in their first year of life appears to encourage muscle development and reduce the proportion of fat by the age of 3 years.