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AAP, public health organizations call for FDA ban of all flavored tobacco products

March 23, 2017

Five health care organizations have urged the FDA to prohibit all candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco, asserting that these products are undermining national efforts to reduce youth tobacco use and placing children at health risks from tobacco use and nicotine addiction.

The joint report released by the AAP, American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids also criticized recent legislation introduced in Congress that could limit FDA oversight of e-cigarettes and cigars, as well as the growing market of flavored products.

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One-quarter of teenage e-cigarette users 'dripping' liquid nicotine

March 21, 2017
Approximately 26% of high school teenagers who use e-cigarettes also use the practice of “dripping” nicotine liquids onto the heating coils rather than
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Excessive TV viewing linked to poor school readiness skills among low-income children

March 17, 2017
For children raised in middle-class to lower class families, school readiness is negatively impacted by increased time spent watching television, an impact intensified

Mumps outbreak reported in suburban Illinois high school

March 10, 2017
Officials from the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in northern Illinois have confirmed three cases of mumps at Barrington High School. …
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The Necessity of Influenza Vaccination in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Influenza virus is a major cause of illness among infants and children. Several ecological and population-based…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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In the Journals

AAP, public health organizations call for FDA ban of all flavored tobacco products

March 23, 2017
Five health care organizations have urged the FDA to prohibit all candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and…

In the Journals

One-quarter of teenage e-cigarette users 'dripping' liquid nicotine

March 21, 2017
Approximately 26% of high school teenagers who use e-cigarettes also use the practice of “dripping” nicotine liquids onto the heating

In the Journals

Excessive TV viewing linked to poor school readiness skills among low-income children

March 17, 2017
For children raised in middle-class to lower class families, school readiness is negatively impacted by increased time spent watching television, an

Mumps outbreak reported in suburban Illinois high school

March 10, 2017
Officials from the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in northern Illinois have confirmed three cases of mumps at Barrington…

Meeting News

New app for use in anaphylaxis emergencies under development

March 7, 2017
ATLANTA —Researchers are developing an app to educate teenagers on epinephrine auto-injector use in anaphylaxis emergencies, as adolescents…

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Anaphylactic events in schools more common in classrooms than cafeterias

March 6, 2017
ATLANTA — Among the anaphylactic events reported in United States schools, nearly half occurred in the classroom rather than the cafeteria or

Meeting News

Didactic sessions enhance school personnel's food allergy knowledge

March 6, 2017
ATLANTA — A didactic educational session led to a significant improvement in how much private school employees knew about food allergies…

Meeting News

Mobile clinic improved asthma outcomes among low-income children

March 5, 2017
ATLANTA — For low–income patients with asthma without regular access to health care, direct care via mobile clinics significantly…

Meeting News

Community-based pediatric asthma management program reduces ED admissions, hospitalizations

March 4, 2017
ATLANTA — An asthma management program consisting of an asthma registry, community-based education in homes and schools and collaboration with

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Children experience no long-term advantages with tonsillectomy

February 23, 2017
Although throat infection, utilization and school absences improved in children who received tonsillectomy compared with those who did not, the…

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