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Most pro-marijuana tweets involved those aged younger than 25 years

January 26, 2015

Study findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicate the majority of tweets about marijuana were sent and received by Twitter users aged younger than 25 years.

“Many people believe marijuana use is harmless, and social media conversations almost certainly drive some of those opinions, making the drug appear socially acceptable,” study researcher Patricia A. Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, of Washington University’s Institute for Public Health, said in a press release.

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Child's death linked to N. fowleri in treated tap water

January 26, 2015
A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis that led to the death of a child in Louisiana was associated with culturable Naegleria fowleri in tap water from a treated…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…

Chikungunya: 5 things you should know

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The chikungunya virus became known worldwide following an epidemic that originated in Kenya during 2004. More recently, the Caribbean and Central and South America saw a…
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FDA approves Bexsero for serogroup B meningococcal disease

January 23, 2015
The FDA today approved the recombinant vaccine, Bexsero, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among individuals aged 10 to 25 years.Bexsero (Novartis)…
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A 14-Year-Old Female with Difficulty Swallowing

Pediatric Annals, January 2015, Volume 44 Issue 1
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Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

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Adolescence has always been a time of challenge for parents and pediatricians. Recent neuroscience literature confirms…
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Lessons every clinician should know about lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis

December 5, 2014
NEW YORK — Mary Anne Jackson, MD, chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section at Children’s Mercy…
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