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Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.
Two Trajectories of Childhood Growth for Type 2 Diabetes
Both start with low weight and BMI at birth; rapid BMI increase in childhood in one pathway
Vasopressin: A Novel Treatment Target for Autism?
Blood levels of vasopressin not only correlate with levels of the hormone in the brain but also predict Theory of Mind scores in autistic children, offering hope of a novel therapeutic target.
Management of venous thrombosis in the pediatric patient (Journal article)
This review addresses the evaluation of pediatric patient with thrombosis as well as the established and emerging treatment interventions.
Algorithm Guides GI Management in Children With Autism
A new clinical guideline from an expert panel outlines an 11-step algorithm for management of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Family Intervention Reduces Childhood Obesity in 2-Year Study
A key aspect of the solution is parental recognition of their child's risk for obesity.
Child antibiotic exposure linked to juvenile arthritis
Researchers have found that children prescribed courses of antibiotics had twice the risk of developing juvenile arthritis than children who did not receive these drugs.
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents
Many American parents still have misconceptions about when their children should receive antibiotics and what the medications do, a new study finds.
Doxorubicin unnecessary for some children with intermediate-risk Wilms' tumor
Doxorubicin can be safely omitted from the treatment of some children with stage II-III, intermediate-risk Wilms' tumor, according to the SIOP Renal Tumours Study Group.
The Top Five Unnecessary Tests, Treatments in Newborn Medicine
Consensus reached on top five items that are overused as part of Choosing Wisely campaign
Blood Lipid Profile Tied to Childhood Asthma and Bronchial Responsiveness
Blood lipid profiles are associated with childhood asthma, airway obstruction, bronchial responsiveness, and aeroallergen sensitization, researchers from Denmark report.
Introducing Peanuts Early Lowers Allergy Risk in High-Risk Infants
Adding peanuts to the list of complementary foods introduced early in infancy can prevent peanut allergy in most high-risk infants, experts say.
New oral vaccine protects children from Helicobacter pylori infection
A new oral recombinant vaccine protects children against infection with Helicobacter pylori, researchers from China report.
Hospital Volume Impacts Peds Post-Urologic Op Complications
Risk of postoperative complications increased for pediatric patients at non-high volume hospitals
More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study
Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say
Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids
Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation
Newborn screening for biotinidase deficiency is cost-effective
National newborn screening programs for biotinidase deficiency are likely to be cost-effective, researchers from Spain report.
Generic Naming Practice Likely Contributes to NICU Errors
The temporary assignment of distinct names to newborns reduced the risk for wrong-patient errors in the NICU in a single-center study.
New NIH brochure highlights the value of palliative care for children living with serious illnesses
The National Institute of Nursing Research releases the publication as part of their Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign
Ball heading takes heat but rough play causes more concussions in high school soccer: Study
Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but a study says limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries.
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse
A study of more than 300 hospitals nationwide found a huge variation in adherence to a long-standing guideline on screening for physical abuse.
Antipsychotic use rising among teens and young adults
In particular, it appears they're being used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - a condition for which the powerful drugs are not approved.
Many Overweight Teens Don't See Their Weight As a Problem
Around 40 percent think their weight is about right, British researchers find
Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
About 15 percent of children who have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) can have a second one within a few hours, a new study shows.