Sick Kids Rate Their Quality of Life Higher Than Do Their Parents
Young children with congenital health conditions tend to report higher quality of life (QoL) than their parents report for them, researchers from UK have found.
Systemic Steroids Increase Post-tonsillectomy Bleeding in Children
Systemic steroids increase the risk of post-tonsillectomy bleeding in children, but not in adults, researchers from Japan report.
Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia
Family-based therapies can benefit teens with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.
Most Vaccination-Onset Epilepsy Has Genetic, Structural Cause
A new study shows that most seizures beginning after vaccination have an underlying genetic or structural cause, which should increase faith in vaccine safety, researchers say.
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study
Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Rooms with water damage may be linked to eczema in children
Water damage in living rooms or children's bedrooms, as confirmed by infrared cameras, could be associated with worse eczema in children, says a new study.
Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study
Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants.
Liquid-nicotine poisoning in kids could be on the rise, doctors warn
Refill cartridges full of nicotine solution for e-cigarettes may be a growing accidental-poisoning threat for children, researchers say.
AAP Urges Flu Vaccine for All Children 6 Months and Older
Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many children 2 to 8.
Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds
Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children.
Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs
'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say.
Intranasal Live-Attenuated Flu Vaccine Safe in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) administered by intranasal spray is well tolerated in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) and does not lead to a respiratory deterioration.
Probiotics Cut Autoimmunity 33% in Infants at Risk for Diabetes
Infants who are at genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes and who were given probiotics before 3 months of age had a 33% reduction in the risk of pancreatic beta-cell islet autoimmunity, according to new results from an ongoing international study in over 7000 children.
Study shows Novo's new diabetes drug effective and safe for children
Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin Tresiba (insulin degludec) has been shown to be effective and safe for long-term use in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new data from a late-stage trial.
Type 1 Diabetes Education Aids Transition to Adult Care
Multidisciplinary, structured, educational interventions for the management of type 1 diabetes, particularly those addressing carbohydrate management during the transition from pediatric to adult care, improve glycemic control.
Enzymes in Tonsils of Kids With OSA May Be Targets for Therapy
Enhanced expression of leukotriene biosynthetic enzymes by tonsillar tissues from children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may represent potential targets for therapy, researchers from Greece report.
Urine-based HPV test 'feasible alternative for cervical cancer screening'
A study claims testing for HPV using urine samples rather than cervical samples provides an effective, non-invasive screening option for women and may increase screening uptake.
Pediatric Elbow Fractures: New Criteria Released
New appropriate use criteria released by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons were developed to guide physicians through the most appropriate treatment options for pediatric elbow fractures.
Eight Percent of Children Account for 24 Percent of ER Visits
Frequent ER utilizers least likely to receive services, especially infants, those without chronic conditions
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds
Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections.
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Control for GI symptoms when testing meds in autistic kids, researchers say
Clinical trials of medications for treating behavioral problems in children with autism should control for the gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) experienced by many patients with the illness.
Amblyopia In Early Childhood May Alter Speech Perception
Children with unresolved amblyopia during early childhood may have difficulty with visual-auditory speech integration and subsequent alterations in speech perception.
'Cocooning' Reduces Whooping Cough Risk in Infants
A case-control study has shown moderate protection against laboratory-confirmed pertussis in infants whose parents received Tdap boosters.
Bullied children 'at higher risk of night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking'
Children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking at the age of 12, according to a new study.
High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement
A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.
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