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Dengue and MMR vaccines safely coadministered to toddlers
Dengue and measles-mumps-rubella vaccines are safe and immunogenic when administered together to toddlers, according to a phase 2 trial.
In Teens, Sedentary Behavior Independently Tied to Adiposity
Correlation for TV viewing, screen time, sedentary behaviors with adiposity, independent of diet
Ultrasound on Par With CT for Pediatric Appendicitis: Study
Campaigns against ionizing radiation exposure have led to a decrease in use of computed tomography (CT) and an increase in use of ultrasonography (US) in children with suspected acute appendicitis without harm, a new study suggests.
Pneumonia in Kids: Antibiotic Guideline Adherence Rising
The use of narrow-spectrum antibiotics to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia has been on the rise since the release of 2011 consensus guidelines, a prospective study showed.
Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds
Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests.
Promoting family meals: a review of existing interventions and opportunities for future research (Journal article)
The primary aim of this review was to synthesize the literature on strategies to promote family meals among families with school-aged children and adolescents.
Pre-Op Workshop Cuts Post-Op Maladaptive Behaviors in Kids
Reduction in intensity and incidence of postoperative maladaptive behaviors among children
Teens may be misled by crisis pregnancy center websites
Teens are likely to find false information about condoms, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and other sexual health issues published on crisis pregnancy center websites, according to a new U.S. study.
Many Youth With Migraine May Be Missing Out on Right Rx
Nearly half don't get any pain medications at all, researcher adds
Implants and signing let deaf kids be bilingual, experts say
Parents of deaf children face a critical responsibility to learn and use sign language, according to a majority of hearing experts quoted in the journal Pediatrics, although the question of whether or not to sign has grown increasingly controversial.
Skype Success: Videoconference Good for Diabetes Care in Teens
A study shows that delivering a behavioral family intervention via Skype may be just as good as face-to-face therapy for improving care in teens with type 1 diabetes.
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries
Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries
'Silent' Celiac Disease Found in Kids at Rheumatology Clinic
"Silent" celiac disease (CD), or CD without gastrointestinal symptoms, was present in 2.0% of children presenting for initial pediatric rheumatology evaluation
Special skills of perception 'could pick out autism at age 9 months'
Special abilities of children with autism to search things out visually could offer diagnostic clues earlier on in life for those kids who could go on to have developmental problems..
Obesity Ups Risks in Pediatric Procedural Sedation
Increased risk of adverse respiratory events, frequency of airway interventions with obesity
Children With ADHD May Focus Better When Allowed to Fidget
Small study found those who fidgeted intensely performed better on a test
U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day
Many American children and teens aren't consuming enough liquids -- especially water -- and that lack of hydration could affect their physical and mental health, a new study suggests.
Leaving childhood partial deafness untreated has consequences
It's just as important to identify and treat newborns and young children with deafness in one ear, or long-term prospects for hearing recovery may be diminished.
Profile of infliximab in the treatment of pediatric Crohn's disease (Journal article)
In view of the growing popularity of infliximab in the management of Crohn's disease, this article reviews the profile of the agent in the treatment of this disease in a pediatric setting.
1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends.
American Medical Association adopts youth sports concussion policy
The American Medical Association, responding to rising concern about concussions in youth sports like soccer and football, on Tuesday adopted policies intended to lower the risk of these brain injuries and called for prompt diagnosis and medical care.
Rotavirus Vaccination Reduces Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations
Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus vaccine launched in 2006
Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says
Rate more than doubled in two years for one strain of salmonella
Prenatal maternal hemoglobin tied to infant motor function
Prenatal maternal hemoglobin levels appear to be related to early motor function in offspring, according to French and U.S. researchers.
Less-invasive surfactant delivery method promising for extremely preterm infants
Delivering surfactant through a thin endotracheal catheter during continuous-positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a promising treatment for the extremely preterm infant in respiratory distress, report researchers from Germany.