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Researchers successfully transport blood samples via drones

July 31, 2015

Laboratory tests performed on blood samples flown for up to 40 minutes on hobby-sized drones yielded results comparable to those performed on samples that never left the ground, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

The findings suggest drones — officially classified by the FDA as unmanned aircraft systems — could potentially be a safe method to transport blood samples and other fluids, Timothy K. Amukele, MD, PhD, pathologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
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Analysis predicts autism costs will reach nearly $500 billion by 2025

July 31, 2015
If autism prevalence continues to increase at its current pace, costs associated with autism may far exceed those of diabetes and ADHD by 2025, according to study…
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Children of chemically intolerant mothers at greater risk for ADHD, autism

July 30, 2015
Mothers with chemical intolerance are more likely to give birth to children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or autism spectrum disorder, according to a…
Janet Liechty In the Journals

Low parental health literacy limits child’s weight-loss options

July 30, 2015
Parents who struggle to understand basic health nutrition information are less likely to turn to recommended weight-loss strategies for their children, including…
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Management of the Anterior and Posterior Lens Capsules and Vitreous in Pediatric Cataract Surgery

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2004, Volume 41 Issue 6
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Pediatric Annals June 2015

Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

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Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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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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