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Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.
Acetaminophen Appears Safe for Children With Mild Asthma
Findings for as-needed use of acetaminophen among young children with mild, persistent asthma
Topical Timolol a Good Option for Select Infantile Hemangiomas
Topical timolol maleate is a good alternative to systemic beta-blockers for some infantile hemangiomas (IHs), with the best responses seen in thin, superficial IHs regardless of size, researchers say.
PSC-17 remains valid measure of kids' psychosocial functioning: study
The Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 (PSC-17) remains a reliable tool to gauge psychological functioning in children, some 15 years after it was first derived, new research shows.
Refugees Have Different Perceptions of Child Development
Participants report limited awareness of developmental milestones; no word for 'development'
Prescribing for obese children - most pediatricians get it wrong
Most pediatricians lack understanding about the calculation and use of ideal body weight (IBW) for determining drug doses for certain medications in obese children, researchers reported.
Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot
Contrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot.
Summer AAD Advice From Experts: Advanced Systemic Therapeutics - Pediatric Version
Atopic dermatitis (AD) poses a tremendous therapeutic challenge in pediatric dermatology, and systemic therapy is sometimes required.
Researchers Compare the Efficacy of Three PCV13 Vaccination Schedules
Researchers tested several pneumococcal vaccination schedules for preterm infants with the goal of determining whether the schedule used in the United States is most effective.
Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions
Despite decades of warnings from the "Back to Sleep" campaign, many parents are still putting their babies to sleep in ways that raise the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study finds.
Pediatric Melanomas Often Mimic Benign Skin Lesions
This article highlights a true diagnostic challenge in children and young adults - detecting melanoma in a population in which it is rare and unexpected.
Children failing to meet ideal cardiovascular health guidelines
The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.
RSV Found in Aerosol Particles Surrounding Infants With RSV
Infants with RSV-positive bronchiolitis produce large numbers of aerosol particles with infectious RSV
Multigenerational Depression Boosts Kids' Risk Threefold
The known heightened risk for depression in children of parents with major depression is increased threefold when the family history of depression extends to grandparents, new research shows.
NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The updated guidelines are based on analysis of 10,000 individuals involved in studies of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts
New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion
Exome Sequencing Finds Inherited Genetic Variants in Isolated Congenital Heart Disease
Exome sequencing implicates gene variants inherited from healthy parents in isolated congenital heart disease (non-syndromic CHD), according to an international group of researchers.
U.S. panel says not enough evidence to support lipid screenings for kids
A U.S. government-backed panel says there is not enough evidence to say all children should have blood tests to check for high levels of fat-like substances known as lipids.
Why Some Kids Need Hearing Tests With Ear Tube Placement
A postoperative hearing exam should be performed in children who have hearing loss when evaluated before tympanostomy tube placement to determine whether resolution of the hearing loss was obtained, a U.S. study suggests.
High-Altitude Lung Edema Can Mimic Pneumonia in Kids, Even Without Travel
What looks like pneumonia in children living at high elevations may actually be high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), even if the patient has not traveled, new research suggests.
Contemporary ECG Criteria Cuts Costs of Screening Athletes
Use of Seattle and refined criteria reduces costs per athlete, per serious diagnosis versus 2010 ESC recs
Heated, Humidified High-Flow Nasal Cannula Effective for Respiratory Distress Syndrome of Prematurity
A heated, humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) has similar efficacy and safety to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of prematurity, according to a noninferiority trial.
Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens on to vaping: study
Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of their low cost.
Half of Pediatric Trials Go Unfinished or Unpublished
Recruiting enough children was the top reason for the waste of financial and human resources. Industry-sponsored trials were less likely to be halted, but more likely to result in nonpublication.
Communication Challenges ID'd in Neonatal Encephalopathy
Fragmented communication, complex information, and uncertain prognosis difficult for parents
Young Children in Highest Risk Group for Chemical Eye Injuries
Chemical eye injuries most often occur in residential locations, among those in lower income quartiles
Sleep apnea triggers pediatric fatty liver disease progression
Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen, resulting in oxidative stress, could trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Young hockey players face pressure to hide concussions
Young teens who play hockey may feel pressure from their teammates, parents, and coaches to deny their concussion symptoms, putting them at serious risk for re-injury, according to a recent study.
ATS Issues Conditional Guidance for Persistent Infantile Wheezing
More research is needed that measures clinical outcomes in order to recommend interventions
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study
It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says
Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment
Children diagnosed with autism before age 4 are more likely to get behavioral therapy and less likely to be treated with drugs than those diagnosed later on, a new study says.
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