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FDA extends authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco

FDA extends authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco
May 5, 2016

Read the Perspective from Benard P. Dreyer, MD

The FDA today extended its regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco, prohibiting retailers from selling these products to persons aged younger than 18 years, according to a press release.

The regulations, which help implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, will go into effect in 90 days.

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Taxi exemption from safety seat laws increase vehicle collision risk for children

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Daniel M. Fein, MD, from the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of Children's Hospital at Montefiore and assistant professor of pediatrics at…
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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United States have…

World Hand Hygiene Day: CDC, WHO urge providers to keep hands clean

May 5, 2016
Hand Hygiene Day is recognized worldwide each year to raise awareness on the importance of hand hygiene practices. Although hand contact is a major cause of infections…
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Majority of children with penicillin allergy display low-risk symptoms

May 5, 2016
BALTIMORE — More than 75% of children diagnosed with penicillin allergy displayed low-risk symptoms that were not likely to be conducive with true allergy…
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Charles Dickens and Barnaby Rudge: The First Description of Williams Syndrome?

Pediatric Annals, February 2016, Volume 45 Issue 2
Williams syndrome, a disorder caused by a genetic deletion and characterized by moderate intellectual disability with…
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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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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

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