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Maternal depression increased likelihood of risky behavior in teens

December 26, 2014

Adolescents were more likely to engage in risky behavior if exposed to their mother’s depressive symptoms, especially during middle childhood, according to study data.

Researchers examined children from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth who were aged 2 to 5 years between 1994 to 1995 (n=2,910) and followed them until the they were 16 to 17 years between 2008 and 2009.

FDA News

FDA recommends policy change allowing blood donations from MSM

December 26, 2014
The FDA recently recommended that men who have sex with men be allowed to donate blood, provided that their last sexual contact was at least one year ago.Based on a…
Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH

Personalized approach may be key to addressing vaccine-hesitancy

December 26, 2014
NEW YORK — An individualized approach may be best when addressing concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, according to a presenter at the 2014 Infectious Diseases
Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, FAAP

NFID: Recommend HPV vaccine strongly with other routine vaccines

December 23, 2014
To increase HPV vaccine uptake, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends physicians make stronger recommendations to parents and include HPV vaccine in…
In the Journals

Peer, family support predict successful adolescent weight loss at camp

December 23, 2014
In adolescents participating in cognitive behavior therapy immersion treatment for weight loss, outcomes may be improved through a support system from peers, a…
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Case Challenge

A 14-Year-Old Male with Swelling of the Forehead

Pediatric Annals, December 2014, Volume 43 Issue 12
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Pediatric Annals October 2014

Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Adolescence has always been a time of challenge for parents and pediatricians. Recent neuroscience literature confirms…
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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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