CT May Be Avoided With Isolated Vomiting in Peds Head Trauma (CME)
When vomiting is the only sign or symptom, clinically important traumatic brain injury is uncommon.
Propranolol Associated With Reduced Need for Invasive Hemangioma Treatment
The introduction of propranolol for treating nasal infantile hemangioma (NIH) was associated with a reduced need for invasive treatment, a new retrospective cohort study suggests.
New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%'
Researchers say autism diagnosis may fall by more than 30% under the new APA autism diagnosis guidelines, which means thousands of children may go without the support they need.
PCR Useful for Diagnosing Some Types of Viral Infection
Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) testing is effective for diagnosing some types of viral infection in children with acute respiratory illness (ARI).
US Obesity rates down in preschoolers, up in older women
New US study from the CDC shows obesity rates in the last 10 years fell 43% in children aged 2 to 5 years, and rose significantly in women aged 60 and over.
Neurofeedback for ADHD: Significant, Lasting Improvement
Computer-based neurofeedback training produces significant and lasting improvement in ADHD symptoms and outperforms computer cognitive training.
Solving the Puzzle of Infant Leukemia
Why do babies just a few months old sometimes develop cancer when they have not lived long enough to accumulate a critical number of cancer-causing mutations? Researchers have come one step closer to solving that puzzle.
Ondansetron Not Proving Effective for Gastroenteritis in Real World
There's been a dramatic increase in US emergency departments in the use of the oral antiemetic ondansetron in children with acute gastroenteritis, but no significant reduction in the use of IV rehydration.
Research Agenda Developed for Teen Antipsychotic Rx Use
Second prioritized research agenda focuses on management of ductal carcinoma in situ
Review: Antibiotics Don't Avert Otitis, Pneumonia in Children
No strong evidence for preventive effect in children with undifferentiated acute respiratory infections.
MMR Vaccine Timing, Sequencing Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations
Children receiving third DTaP-IPV-Hib after MMR have higher rate of infectious disease admission.
App Helps Prevent Group B Strep Infection in Newborns
The CDC announces a new smartphone application (app) that eases implementation of evidence-based guidelines to prevent group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections in neonates.
Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows
Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking
Invasive Procedures in Preterm Infants May Contribute to Lower IQ in Childhood
Preterm infants generally require invasive procedures, but performing them may be associated with abnormal brain development and lower IQ, a new study has found.
Off-Label Pediatric Drug Prescribing: AAP Updates Guidance
More than half of medications lack evidence of safe and effective pediatric use, making it 'more than likely' that practitioners will prescribe drugs off-label to appropriately treat young patients.
For kids, retail medical clinics not best choice: pediatricians
In an updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still says kids shouldn't get their primary care from clinics at retail outlets. But it acknowledges that the clinics have become more popular and many people choose them anyway.
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
Rare polio-like disease strikes five kids in California
A conference report of five cases affecting children in California points to the possibility of an infectious polio-like illness emerging in the state.
HIV-Positive Teens Dying After Hospitals and Guardians Fail to Test Them
Thousands of HIV-positive children are suffering and dying unnecessarily because of late diagnosis, prompting calls for universal testing of children entering health facilities in high prevalence countries.
Young Adults Undertreated for High BP
Primary care physicians may be dropping the ball on getting young adults with hypertension the medication they need to control their blood pressure, a retrospective study showed.
Steroids Do Not Prevent Viral Wheezing in Young Kids
Nebulized beclomethasone does not prevent viral wheezing or reduce symptoms of infection.
New radiation-free imaging method 'effectively diagnoses cancer'
Researchers have detailed a new whole-body MRI technique that they say is as effective as PET and CT scans at cancer diagnosis but eliminates radiation exposure.
NIH team discovers genetic disorder causing strokes and vascular inflammation in children
Next-generation sequencing defines new pathway for blood vessel disease.
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Just a few years after its introduction, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has reduced the risk of precancerous cervical lesions among young women in Denmark, a new study finds.
NICU: Probiotics Reduce NEC, Should Be Routine, Experts Say
Incorporating probiotics into the standard of care for preterm infants of less than 32 weeks' gestation may help significantly reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study
Finds drops may be preferred remedy when special 'ear tubes' are needed
Opposition Growing Against Azithromycin for Infections
To help stem the rising tide of antibiotic resistance, some physicians are calling for a reduction in if not the outright elimination of the macrolide.
Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures
Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids.
First biomarker discovered for depression in teenage boys
Researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, have discovered the first saliva biomarker that could predict whether teen boys are at risk of developing clinical depression.
Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
New mothers are less likely to breast-feed their infants if the newborns are given formula while in the hospital, a new study finds.
Brain Imaging May Help Predict Future Cognitive Ability in Children
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may predict cognitive development in children and adolescents in a way that standard cognitive tests alone cannot.
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat
When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom.
STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex
Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says.
Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School
New research suggests that children with ADHD may benefit from getting a type of training during school hours that monitors their brain waves to help improve attention.
Teens More Likely to Discontinue IUD Use, Despite Good Outcomes
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are as effective for adolescents as they are for women in their 20s and early 30s, and complication rates are similarly low.
Clues to Obesity Found in Infants
Babies with hearty appetites grow faster and might be genetically predisposed to obesity, according to new research.
Bullying affects children's long-term health, study shows
After assessing mental and physical health of bullied and non-bullied children from fifth to 10th grade, researchers have found bullied children's long-term health is affected.
Clonidine Premedication Relieves Post-Op Pain in Children
Premedication at adequate dosage seems likely to reduce analgesia requirements after surgery.
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