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Headlines in Pediatrics

Researchers have filled in some 'critical gaps' in knowledge about childhood pneumonia - by uncovering which pathogens were responsible for thousands of cases in a large study.

Varicella infection significantly increases the risk of herpes zoster, especially among children under 2 years old, researchers from Taiwan report.

Electronic health record systems have been designed for adult patients and lack important data for children, according to a new review of health information technologies published online in Pediatrics.

Daily patching in 3- to 7-year-olds brings 33% of amblyopic eyes within one line of the other eye in moderate amblyopia, and 11% in severe amblyopia.

Recommendation, and patient race, play part in decision to get flu vaccine

A previously unknown gene variant has been linked to increased risk and severity of vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect emphasizes that sexual exploitation of children happens everywhere, and clinicians should be prepared to care for victims.

Supporting the much-discussed 'hygiene hypothesis,' a new study suggests that children in families without dishwashers are significantly less prone to allergies and eczema.

NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut.

Etanercept therapy leads to increased growth in children with JIA, even in the absence of significant improvement in disease activity.

Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.

Children with a history of allergic reactions or anaphylaxis after egg exposure safely tolerated the live attenuated vaccine.

Babies who are breastfed have lower arsenic exposure than babies who are fed formula, according to a new study.

Across-institution variation in recommendations for CSF testing, ceftriaxone use in infants 29-56 days old

Wearable device appears to 'educate' cells not to react to the food allergen, researchers say.

In a series of studies, researchers identify a number of factors - such as breastfeeding - that may influence a baby's gut bacteria composition and their likelihood of allergies.

Several non-pharmacological treatments may be effective for children with functional abdominal pain disorders, according to a systematic review published in Pediatrics.

Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep problems showed slight improvement in their symptoms after undergoing a behavioral sleep intervention, Australian researchers say

In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease.

A pilot proteomic study suggests potential biomarkers for autism in saliva, which may pave the way for earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Apology laws unnecessary if physicians understand the importance of offering accountability

Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

Infusing ketamine over five seconds or less may allow adequate sedation and rapid recovery in children undergoing forearm fracture reduction, according to Missouri-based researchers.

Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

Changes in the makeup of the infant gut microbiome precede the development of type 1 diabetes, researchers have found.

Oral azithromycin or erythromycin use may increase risk for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, particularly with exposure in the first 2 weeks of life, according to a retrospective cohort study.

Children appear more likely to develop asthma if their living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms have mold or moisture damage, according to a new study.

A new study reveals that in the US, around 1 in 5,000 boys aged 5-9 years have either Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Becker muscular dystrophy, providing a better understanding of the prevalence of the two disorders.

Superior records of pediatric trauma resuscitations for electronic versus paper documentation

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