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Specially designed cards can identify families' concerns and help clinicians tailor their message and interventions, the authors say.

Significant negative correlation with SALT score, number of patches, and disease duration

Findings suggest ongoing education for patients and medical care professionals needed

Bedside ultrasound assessment of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is a reasonable first step for assessing suspected acute cranial shunt failure in children, researchers report.

The pathology of pediatric psoriasis differs from that of adult psoriasis, a finding that has implications for treatment, researchers suggest.

Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study in a large, diverse group of urban 6-year-olds.

Children with hearing loss who receive guideline-based care build a better vocabulary than those who don't, a multi-state study suggests.

Blocking a key placental defense may limit maternal-fetal transmission of the virus.

Preterm group had significantly lower amplitudes of combined rod and cone, isolated cone responses

More than 60% of children with EoE had clinical, endoscopic, histologic remission after eight weeks

Helps reduce painful, and sometimes life-threatening, complications of the inherited blood disorder

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors asked to urge patients to carry epinephrine auto-injectors

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

During childhood, gains in height substantially outpace gains in bone mineral content (BMC), which could contribute to fracture risk, researchers say.

The anti-integrin antibody vedolizumab appears also to be effective in children with refractory inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a retrospective study.

No differences in cold symptoms, diarrhea, fever, or vomiting for infants taking probiotics, placebo

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

Providing parents with picture-based instructions - and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed - may help reduce cases of medication overdoses in children, researchers say.

Many children with reported penicillin allergy are not actually allergic to the drug, a new study has found.

Findings from NIH-funded study could provide basis for forensic SIDS test.

Tools from clinical psychology help reduce chronic opioid use after surgery: study

It's been almost five years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made emergency contraception available without a prescription for all consumers, but a new study suggests it may not be any easier for some teens to buy the drug at pharmacies.

Breastfeeding at age 2 or older increases a child's risk of severe dental caries by the time they're 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say.