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Suffocation suicide rates increase

March 5, 2015

Suicide rates by suffocation increased by 6.7% on average annually for females and 2.2% annually for males during 1994 through 2012, according to data published in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10 to 24 years in the United States, and accounted for 5,178 deaths in 2012, according to the report.

In the Journals

Genetic factors may influence autism risk

March 5, 2015
Autism may be caused by genetic and moderate nonshared environmental influences, according to data published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study included data from the Twins…

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 viruses, including…
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Air pollution negatively affects children's cognitive development

March 5, 2015
Children attending schools with higher traffic-related air pollution experienced smaller improvements in cognitive development compared with children attending schools…

SCOTUS hears arguments over tax credits for subsidies under ACA

March 4, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court today began hearing oral arguments in King vs. Burwell, a case that will determine whether the Internal Revenue Service may extend tax-credit…
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Childhood Epilepsy

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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Armed conflict, poverty in low-income countries contribute to spread of neglected tropical diseases

Armed conflict, poverty in low-income countries contribute to spread of neglected tropical diseases

February 25, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, founding dean of the National School for Tropical Medicine at Baylor…
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