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iPad game teaches kids with cleft palate to speak more clearly
A new game for iPad in development now has encouraged kids with cleft palate and a speech impediment to speak more clearly, according to a pilot study online April 16 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study
Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked
Parent Training Program Can Improve Child Behavior in Autism
Behavior management strategies appear to make a difference, researchers found
Sports possible for children with genotype-positive long QT syndrome
With careful management and monitoring, some children with genotype-positive long QT syndrome (LQTS) can participate in sports, according to experts in the treatment of these children.
MMR vaccine not linked to autism, even in high-risk kids
The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not linked to development of autism spectrum disorders, even among children considered to be at risk, a large new study finds.
World-first MRI study shows babies experience pain 'like adults'
Researchers have discovered that babies feel pain in much the same way as adults, leading to experts recommending a review of neonatal pain management practice.
Oral Insulin May Thwart Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids
In the pilot Pre-POINT study, a high dose of oral insulin altered the immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes; a vaccine could be 10 years away, the authors speculate.
Child obesity intervention with strong IT support found to be effective
A randomized three-arm clinical trial of obesity interventions has found that an intervention supported with health information technology was effective at treating child obesity.
Perinatal HBV: Timely Immunoprophylaxis Effective
Maternal antiviral therapy may be the next step for further decreasing perinatal HBV infections.
Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds
Just how overused these medications were varied widely.
Non-biopsy celiac disease diagnosis guidelines perform well in children
European guidelines on when children can be diagnosed with celiac disease (CD) without a biopsy performed well in a referral-based pediatric gastroenterology practice, according to a new report.
Antibiotic-Glucocorticoid Eardrops Found Superior in Acute Otorrhea
Clinically superior, cost less than oral antibiotics, observation for children with tympanostomy tubes
Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How
At least five different strategies may help them swallow pills and capsules more easily, researchers found.
E-cigarette use in middle, high school students has tripled in the past year
A report from the CDC and FDA reveals that between 2013 and 2014, the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school students tripled - a 'worrisome' finding, say the organizations.
School-Based Programs Key in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
School-based sexual abuse programs increase children's skills and knowledge to help prevent potential abuse situations and instill a willingness to disclose if they do experience abuse.
Modified Timolol Agent Effective for Infantile Hemangiomas
After average of 3.25 months, treated parts regressed significantly more than untreated parts
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study
Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents' concerns about their child's early development, a new study suggests.
Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did
Lansoprazole Worsens Asthma Control in Poor Metabolizers
After six months of treatment, worse control in children with poor CYP2C19 metabolizer phenotype
Glycopyrrolate May Treat Pallid Breath-Holding Spells
Glycopyrrolate may be effective in treating breath-holding spells in infants and toddlers, with a better safety profile than a pacemaker, a study suggests
Gene Therapy Superior to Haploidentical HSCT for SCID-X1
Gene therapy led to faster immune reconstitution and resolution of infections in SCID-X1 patients than did haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Vaccinating Boys Against HPV Could Prevent OPC
Vaccinating boys against the human papillomavirus (HPV) might be a cost-effective way to prevent HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, according to Canadian researchers.
Weighing Cost and Mortality Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Of three surgical approaches for managing necrotizing enterocolitis in infants, peritoneal drainage followed by laparotomy had relatively low mortality risk, but the highest price tag.
Improvement Seen in the Pediatric Readiness of ERs
Median weighted pediatric readiness score 68.9, with increase by pediatric patient volume
Halting Treatment in Some Children 'Ethically Permissible'
It's an emotional and controversial issue, but a new practice framework outlines when it can be ethically permissible to stop or limit treatment in sick children.
Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants
Signs of an ear infections in babies include fever, irritability, poor sleep, and pulling or tugging at ears.
Online monitoring may help cut steroid use in kids with asthma
Monitoring asthma symptoms online once a month may help children reduce their use of steroids, particularly when routine clinic visits are infrequent, a study suggests.
Children With Neuro Disorders Need Flu Vaccine, May Not Get It
Children with neurological conditions more likely to develop flu-related complications
Children take more risks crossing streets than parents think
Children may cut things closer than their parents realize when it comes to guessing how far cars are from an intersection or how long it takes to safely reach the other side, a small study suggests.
Pediatric Kaleidoscope 2015 - Fest Spiel Honoring the Career of J. Carl Gartner, Jr, MD
May 16 - 16, 2015
2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Perinatal/Neonatal Conference
May 20, 2015
Concussion, Adolescents and Teens: A Primer for Primary Care, Emergency Medicine and School Nurses
Jun 03 - 03, 2015
Hot Topics in Pediatrics
Jul 15 - 18, 2015
15th National Neonatal Nurses Conference
Sep 16, 2015
18th National Mother Baby Nurses Conference
Sep 16, 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
Oct 24, 2015