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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 with lower air pollution, according to study findings in PLoS Medicine.

“Children spend a large proportion of their day at school,” study researcher Jordi Sunyer, PhD, of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, and colleagues wrote. “Many schools are located in close proximity to busy roads, which increases the level of traffic-related air pollution in schools and impairs children’s respiratory health.”

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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Common goals, barriers to antimicrobial stewardship among pediatric cancer patients identified

March 4, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Doctors and pharmacists involved in antimicrobial stewardship programs among pediatric cancer patients identified shared program-related goals as…
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FDA launches drug shortage app

March 4, 2015
The FDA has introduced its first mobile application aimed at expediting updates to the public about drug shortages, the agency announced in a press release. The…
In the Journals

CatD may be useful to differentiate pediatric liver inflammation, steatosis

March 4, 2015
Plasma cathepsin D levels could be used as noninvasive markers for distinguishing pediatric patients with steatosis from those with hepatic inflammation, according to…
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A 7-Year-Old Male with Ulcerative Colitis and Rectal Stump Bleeding

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
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Pediatric Annals January 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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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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