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Two-Step Clinical Rule Improves UTI Diagnosis in Children
Risk-based approach to UTI diagnosis reduces the proportion of children needed to provide a urine sample, a prospective study showed.
Teen girls who play sports may not eat enough to avoid health problems
As a growing number of teen girls participate in sports, doctors need to watch for health problems that can develop when these athletes exercise too much and don't eat enough calories, some sports medicine experts argue.
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
New treatments for juvenile arthritis offer hope to children with the chronic autoimmune condition, doctors say.
Certain Factors Increase Magnitude of Head Impact in HS Football
In high school football, head impacts are more severe in the second quarter of the game, when caused by contact with another player and after longer closing distances, according to a new U.S. study.
ACS Endorses CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
Boys and girls should start series at age 11 or 12 to protect against human papillomavirus
Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected
The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.
Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride
Procedure led to better walking, eased pain and improved heart rate, study shows
Burnout Can Have Acute Personal, Professional Consequences
Physician burnout can contribute to failed relationships, substance abuse, suicidal ideation
Evidence-based Bundle Improves Outcomes of Very Preterm Infants
Implementation of a bundle of four evidence-based practices improves survival without severe morbidity for very preterm infants, according to results from the Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) project.
Pediatricians encourage sex ed at doc's office, home and school
Children and adolescents should receive age-appropriate and evidence-based education about sex and sexuality from pediatricians, schools, professionals and parents, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
FaceTime might help toddlers learn new skills and social interactions
Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.
Gender Conformity, Laxatives, Muscle-Building Products in Young
Highly gender-conforming adolescents and young adults are more likely than others to use laxatives and muscle-building products, according to findings from the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS).
Effects of APOE Gene May Be Apparent in Childhood
Findings may lead to earlier interventions, preventive measures for future brain injuries, dementia
Epilepsy, Febrile Seizures in Childhood May Raise ADHD Risk
Risk of ADHD more than three times higher than for those without a history of either condition
D-Cycloserine Augmentation Ineffective in Pediatric OCD
Augmenting cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with D-cycloserine provides no added benefit in children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Researchers make advance in possible treatments for Gaucher, Parkinson's diseases
NIH scientists identify molecule that may impact serious neurological diseases
Childhood Thumb-Sucking, Nail-Biting May Reduce Allergies
Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids
Concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens, researchers report.
Maternal flu vaccination protects baby only for a short spell
The duration of infant protection against influenza afforded by immunizing pregnant women with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine is likely to be limited to the first eight weeks of life, new research suggests.
Martial arts intervention decreases pain scores in children with malignancy (Journal article)
Martial arts intervention may improve patient compliance with respect to medical and surgical management, thus reducing disease morbidity and health care costs.
Endocrine Abnormalities Common in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Endocrine abnormalities are common and become increasingly prevalent with age among survivors of childhood cancer, according to findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).
CDC: Majority of HPV-Linked Cancers Are Preventable
Cervical cancer, and oropharyngeal cancers in men, account for most HPV-associated cancers.