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Soy Supplement Did Not Improve Asthma
Soy isoflavones did not improve lung function or clinical outcomes in patients older than 12 years with poorly controlled asthma in a randomized clinical trial.
Disordered Eating Common in Females With Type 1 Diabetes
Endocrinologists should be on the lookout for disordered eating behavior among girls and women with type 1 diabetes and refer anyone affected to mental-healthcare providers.
Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say
Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say.
Delayed cord cutting at birth tied to better skills in childhood
Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study.
Factors Linked to Development of Celiac Disease Identified
Sex of child, maternal celiac disease, type 1 diabetes associated with celiac disease in children
Return to Sports Starts at Three Months Post Scoliosis Surgery
Return to running, noncontact/contact sports, and collision sports by three, six, 12 months, respectively
High altitudes linked to increased SIDS risk
Infants who live at altitudes above 8,000 ft may be at higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Colorado.
Study questions long-term benefit of PUFA supplements for preemies
In very low birth weight infants, giving milk fortified with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids had no effect on cognitive function or brain macrostructure at 8 years of age.
Just two sessions of CBT may prevent or delay cannabis use among teenagers
A study of at-risk British youth finds that a personalized cognitive behavior intervention may significantly prevent, reduce or delay cannabis use.
Resistant E coli Colonization Not Rare in Healthy Families
Although relatively few submitted stools were positive for ciprofloxacin-resistant E coli, one third of healthy families had a member who tested positive over the course of 2.5 years.
Urinalysis More Sensitive in Young Infants Than Thought
Urinalysis in young infants with bacteremic urinary tract infection is more sensitive than previous research suggested.
Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study
Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks
Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Remains Low
Just more than half of women reported Tdap vaccination before, during, or after pregnancy, which falls far short of current recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy.
Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say
New treatment for middle ear infection found in anti-stroke drug
Animal study shows that topical use of the anti-stroke drug vinpocetine clears middle ear infection - suppressing inflammation and overproduction of mucus and restoring hearing.
Pharmacokinetics often differ between obese and nonobese children
There is no consensus on how best to adjust medication dosage for obese children, the authors of a new systematic review conclude.
Rate of newborn babies in opiate withdrawal on the rise in U.S.
The rate at which infants are suffering withdrawal after being born to mothers on opioid painkillers has increased five-fold since 2000, according to a new U.S. study.
Majority of Youth With Severe Mental Illness Go Untreated
The number of children and adolescents with severe mental health impairment receiving mental health care has increased in the past 2 decades, but more than half remain untreated.
Celiac Disease Lowers Hepatitis B Vaccine Response
In children with celiac disease, immunologic response to the hepatitis B vaccine is impaired, even after a gluten-free diet or a booster, new research shows
CDC Warns Against 'Dangerous Breath Holding' in Water
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says
Trigger tool detects harm in pediatric inpatients
The newly developed Pediatric All-Cause Harm Measurement Tool improved detection of harms in pediatric inpatients in a recent pilot study.
Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism
NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment
Protocol prevents growth restriction in VLBW babies
An evidence-based premature infant feeding 'bundle' of practices can safely reduce postnatal growth restriction (PNGR) among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, new findings show.
Outcomes and benefits of pediatric cochlear implantation in children with additional disabilities: a review and report of family influences on outcomes (Journal article)
The purpose of this review is to evaluate the effects of cochlear implantation on the most common genetic and developmental disorders in children with hearing loss.
E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates
Study found young female patients were more likely to get all three shots of cervical cancer vaccine
Fluoxetine Promising for Pediatric Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A placebo-controlled study shows that the antidepressant fluoxetine is safe in adolescents with BDD, with a strong trend toward symptom improvement, warranting a larger trial, researchers say.
Fatty Acid Supplements Do Not Improve Cognition in Preemies
Very low birthweight infants who receive long-chain fatty acid supplements in human milk showed no cognitive or neuroanatomical benefits at 8 years of age over their unsupplemented peers.
Daptomycin Safe for Children With Skin Infections
The potent antibiotic shows safety and efficacy for complicated skin infections in children, but safety concerns prevent studies in newborns.
Physical activity time in preschools may be less than ideal
Preschoolers may not get enough time to engage in physical activity at childcare centers, according to a new study.
Obesity disparity grew among U.S. kindergarteners
Obesity rates among children entering kindergarten in the U.S. have increased since 1998 - except among those from the wealthiest families, according to new research.
Head Circumference Does Not Identify Neurocognitive Risk
Measurements of head circumference at multiple times during early childhood did not predict neurocognitive disorders; researchers call for an end to routine measurements.
Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds
It's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad, researchers say.
Screen Accurately Identifies Autism at an Early Age
A screening tool based on parental responses to a 30-item screen shows excellent accuracy in identifying children with autism at a very early age.
Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study
Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy
Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery
If laughter is the best medicine, that may be doubly true for kids undergoing surgery who were cheered up by visiting clowns, a new Israeli study suggests.
Risk of surgeries may offset benefit of intraocular lens in infants
A higher risk of multiple surgeries may offset any advantages to implanted intraocular lenses (IoLs) after cataract surgery in infants, a new study has found.