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Maternal presence during NAS treatment decreased withdrawal severity

April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE — Parental presence at the bedside of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome may improve their recovery from opioid withdrawal symptoms, according to recent research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“Our results show that non-pharmacologic interventions play a key role in treating opioid-exposed infants and lessening the severity of [neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)],” Mary Beth Howard, MD, MSc, of the combined residency program at Boston Children's Hospital and the Boston Medical Center, said in a press release. “Encouraging and supporting mothers with substance abuse disorders to be involved in their infant's care while they are being treated for withdrawal symptoms should be a priority of providers caring for opioid-exposed newborns.”

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Electronic monitoring, texting effective in school-based weight interventions

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — The combined use of text messages and activity monitoring devices, such as a Fitbit, were effective in keeping at-risk teens engaged in school-based…
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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays by 25% among…
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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the Neonatal Pertussis…

HHS grants $5 million to Puerto Rican health centers to fight Zika

April 30, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services will grant $5 million to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to support the country’s fight against Zika virus, according…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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Association Between Serum Relaxin and Subsequent Shoulder Instability

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, April 27, 2016
Ligamentous laxity correlates with shoulder instability. Relaxin is a hormone that has been linked to laxity in the…
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Zepatier shows high efficacy in hard-to-treat HCV populations

April 28, 2016
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