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Pet dogs may lower odds for childhood anxiety

November 30, 2015

Having a pet dog in the home was associated with a decreased likelihood of childhood anxiety, according to findings in Preventing Chronic Disease.

“Although dog ownership may improve adult physical activity, body weight and mental health, less is known about the relationship between pet dogs and children’s health,” Anne M. Gadomski, MD, MPH, of Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, New York, and colleagues wrote. “In Australia and the United Kingdom, dog ownership was associated with increased accelerometer-measured physical activity among children aged 5 to 12 years and a lower likelihood of overweight or obesity among children aged 5 to 6 years.”

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Late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis exceeds early-onset pediatric cases in Switzerland

November 30, 2015
Cases of late-onset group B streptococcal sepsis were more prevalent than early-onset cases among pediatric hospitals in Switzerland, according to recent data in The
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Motavizumab reduces RSV hospitalizations in Native American infants

November 30, 2015
The use of motavizumab significantly reduced hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus in healthy Native American infants, according to recent findings.“To…

Children's hospital receives grant for antibacterial strategy

November 28, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children a grant to explore a novel strategy that aims to…
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Children in UK with obesity, NAFLD lack exercise and proper diet

November 27, 2015
New research showed that children with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK fail to meet UK recommendations for exercise and diet, indicating efforts…
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Field Evaluation of Automated Vision Screening Instruments: Impact of Referral Criteria Choice on Screening Outcome

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2015, Volume 52 Issue 6
Automated vision screeners can identify children with amblyopia risk factors. Two screening instruments having…
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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Every physician who cares for children has always worried about the effects interventions or exposures might have on…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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