Speedy pediatric heart transplants 'better than waiting for match'
Despite long-held wisdom that pediatric patients in need of a heart transplant should wait for a perfect match, new research suggests speedy transplants result in better survival.
Schools' Preparedness for Kids After Concussion Can Vary
When kids are ready to resume classes after being out for a concussion, schools' preparedness to handle them can vary widely, a new study suggests.
Kids With Sickle Cell Disease May Not Be Taking Full Medication Doses
Fear of side effects, beliefs about drug safety and efficacy, and dosing mistakes at home mean that most children with sickle cell disease have only moderate adherence to their medication.
CDC: Fewer Infants Dying Than Before
Declines vary by state; rates highest in Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, and District of Columbia
New method accurately predicts abusive head trauma in kids
A clinical prediction rule based on only four variables accurately predicts abusive head trauma in children, researchers say.
Studies Indicate that Losartan may be an effective treatment option for Marfan syndrome
Losartan blocks the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.
USPSTF: Evidence Low for Speech Delay Screen in Young Children
For children age 5 and under, insufficient evidence on accuracy and efficacy of screening
'Tweens' Likely to Misuse Over-the-Counter Meds
Young pre-teens are likely to misuse over-the-counter medicines if they're not educated about proper use and the dangers of abuse, experts warn in a new campaign encouraging parents to talk with their children about household drugs.
NIH-sponsored study identifies superior drug regimen for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission
Taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively.
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact
Half of children who experience a severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21, according to a new study.
Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children
A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.
Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix
Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency calls to U.S. poison control centers involve children under 6
Antibiotic use in children linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Children exposed to antibiotics - specifically antibacterial medication - may be at higher risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to a new study.
A review of safety and efficacy of zonisamide for treatment of pediatric partial epilepsy (Journal article)
This paper systematically reviews the current evidence on the efficacy and tolerability of zonisamide as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy for pediatric partial epilepsy.
Delayed umbilical cord clamping after childbirth: potential benefits to baby's health (Journal article)
This article presents the clinical trial evidence relating to delayed cord clamping compared to immediate cord clamping and discusses the physiological rationale for delayed cord clamping.
FDA: Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not As Effective
In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta
Medical Products Used With Preemies in Hospitals May Harm Them, Study Suggests
Exposure to chemical used in tubing, catheters, bags far exceeds safe levels, may disrupt hormones, growth
More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC
Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit
Bed Head Elevation Tied to Less Tracheal Pepsin in Ventilated Newborn
Ventilated low-birth-weight neonates whose bed head is raised early have less tracheal pepsin, according to new research.
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows
Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say
Researchers find a way to deliver HIV drugs to infants through baby formula
In a new study, researchers have found a way to attach an antiretroviral drug - Retonavir - to particles in milk, paving the way for HIV drug delivery through a baby formula.
Birthweight Curves: One Size Does Not Fit All
Using traditional newborn birthweight curves may misclassify newborns of immigrant women as small for gestational age, according to a study conducted in Canada.
Many adolescents, young adults with cancer don't get appropriate care
One-quarter of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer do not receive appropriate first-line treatment, according to new U.S. findings
Heavy Kids With Asthma May Be Wrong About Symptoms
Asthmatic children who are overweight or obese may mistakenly be attributing exertional dyspnea and esophageal reflux symptoms to their asthma, leading to overuse of rescue medication, according to Florida-based researchers.
Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Hospitalization Rates
Young children's hospitalizations for sinusitis and pneumonia decreased in the years after pneumococcal vaccine introduction in Sweden.
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows
The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests.
Preventable Hospitalizations ID'd in Pediatric Medical Complexity
Hospitalizations characterized in review; could be reduced by targeting indicators
Aspirin May Exacerbate Chronic Urticaria in Children
Challenge tests reveal aspirin hypersensitivity in some children with chronic urticaria
Young kids with food allergies may learn helplessness
Parents managing their preschoolers' food allergies should also be alert to the need for their kids to have chances to solve other kinds of problems.
Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
Many primary care doctors may not be up to speed on the causes and best treatments for allergies, a new study suggests.
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