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Childhood obesity increases during summer break

July 28, 2015

Obesity in children is likely to spike during the summer months, according to a recent press release.

“The problem is actually greater in low-income, minority girls,” Lara R. Dugas, PhD, MPH, physical activity epidemiologist and assistant professor in the department of public health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, told Endocrine Today. “The reason we are interested in this is because there are studies that indicate when children, especially adolescents, finish the school year in May and June, they are a couple of BMI percentage points lighter than when they return at the end of the year.”

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Premature infants more likely to be socially withdrawn as adults

July 28, 2015
Infants in Germany who are born at very low birth weights or are very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn, neurotic and exhibit signs of autism later in…
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Children of e-scrap workers at significant risk for take-home lead poisoning

July 28, 2015
Two cases of children with lead poisoning in a single household triggered an investigation into the contaminant’s origin at an electronics recycling center, where…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
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Reporting of serious AEs to FDA often delayed by drug companies

July 27, 2015
Nearly 10% of adverse events are not reported to the FDA within the 15-day period drug companies have to disclose the events, according to recently published data…
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Review Article

New Management Strategies for Ectopia Lentis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, July 16, 2015
Ectopia lentis refers to displacement of the crystalline lens in the setting of various systemic and metabolic…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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