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NIH awards $144 million for research on environmental effects on children

October 1, 2015

Research projects for creating new tools to more effectively gauge the impact of environmental exposures on child health and development have received $144 million in grants from the NIH, according to a press release.

“Technology advances have become a powerful driver in studying and understanding the start and spread of disease,” Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the NIH, said in a news release. “These projects will expand the toolbox available to researchers to improve our ability to characterize environmental exposures, understand how environmental exposures affect in utero development and function, and bolster the infrastructure for exposure research.”

Karl Mårild, MD, PhD In the Journals

Early life infections associated with increased risk for celiac disease

September 28, 2015
A Norwegian population-based study found associations that suggest early life infections may play a role in the later development of celiac disease.“There are…
FDA News

FDA approves 5 kg weight band for atazanavir

September 25, 2015
The FDA approved a new pediatric weight band for atazanavir oral powder, according to a press release. The revised label includes dosing recommendations for patients at…
In the Journals

Meta-analysis supports efficacy of probiotic for preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea

September 23, 2015
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis showed moderate-to-low quality evidence that the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG effectively prevents…

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…
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Encouraging male HPV vaccination may extend protection against HPV infection

March 17, 2015
Mathematical analyses suggest that public health officials may be able to protect a broader range of the population against HPV infection and related…
Successes in malaria control lost in rural sub-Saharan Africa

Successes in malaria control lost in rural sub-Saharan Africa

March 16, 2015
Despite global trends showing an overall decline in malaria cases, disease prevalence in rural Uganda appears to be increasing — a serious…
In the Journals

Estimated MMR vaccination rates as low as 50% among Disneyland outbreak population

March 16, 2015
Vaccination rates among those exposed to the recent measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks are estimated to be as low as 50% and no higher…
Ram Sasisekharan, PhD In the Journals

H1N1 variant suspected in Indian influenza outbreak

March 13, 2015
An outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in India with more than 8,000 reported cases and 800 deaths is suspected to be a drifted strain from the 2009…
In the Journals

Rates of health care-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteremia increase in ED

March 11, 2015
Bacteremia among children presenting to the ED is becoming increasingly health care-associated and resistant to empirical antibiotics, according to…
Allison Kempe In the Journals

Centralized immunization reminder/recall system more effective vs. practice-based system

March 10, 2015
A collaborative centralized immunization reminder/recall notification system was more effective and more cost effective compared with a…
Meeting News Coverage

Infants younger than 3 months with pertussis show greater mortality risk

March 6, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months exhibited the highest morbidity and mortality from Bordetella pertussis infections…

EMA approves immunization schedule for pediatric 6-in-1 vaccine

March 5, 2015
The European Medicines Agency has approved a “2+1” immunization schedule for Hexyon, a pediatric vaccine that protects against multiple…

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

March 1, 2015 Expires: 3/1/2016
Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the United States annually…
Thomas Frieden, MD

Most pneumonia hospitalizations occur in children aged younger than 5 years

March 4, 2015
Seventy percent of pneumonia hospitalizations were among children aged younger than 5 years, according to study findings published in the New
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