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Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%

Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%
April 26, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Children who watched at least one hour of television per day were significantly more likely to be overweight vs. children who watched 30 minutes or less, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.

Mark D. DeBoer, MD, MSc, MCR, of the University of Virginia, and colleagues assessed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey for 11,113 children in kindergarten during the 2011 to 2012 school year. Parents reported lifestyle factors that may affect children’s educational performance, including number of hours of television watched per weekday and weekend day and how often children used computers. Children’s height and weight were also measured. Researchers conducted follow-up one year later for 10,853 of initial study participants.

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E-cigarette use on the rise among teen smokers, non-smokers

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Results from a national study indicate that electronic cigarette use has significantly increased among adolescents in the last two years, regardless of…
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Cognitive, behavioral impairment persists after ASD resolves

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — When an early autism spectrum disorders diagnosis resolves, in which the child no longer meets the diagnostic criteria, there are frequently learning…
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Bacterial densities of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae increase during sinusitis

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Bacterial densities of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae increased during episodes of acute bacterial sinusitis, according to data…
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IMAGO: LUM001 fails to reduce bile acids, pruritus in pediatric patients with ALGS

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VIENNA — Serum bile acids and pruritus remained unchanged in pediatric patients with allagile syndrome after treatment with LUM001, according to a late breaker…
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An 18-Year-Old with Recurrent Fever, Night Sweats, and Lymphadenopathy

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the…
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