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Maternal depression increased likelihood of risky behavior in teens

December 26, 2014

Adolescents were more likely to engage in risky behavior if exposed to their mother’s depressive symptoms, especially during middle childhood, according to study data.

Researchers examined children from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth who were aged 2 to 5 years between 1994 to 1995 (n=2,910) and followed them until the they were 16 to 17 years between 2008 and 2009.

In the Journals

Changes in nevi were poor predictors of melanoma in children

December 26, 2014
Monitoring changes in nevi may not be a useful approach to melanoma detection in children and may lead to unnecessary biopsies in this population, according to recent…
FDA News

FDA recommends policy change allowing blood donations from MSM

December 26, 2014
The FDA recently recommended that men who have sex with men be allowed to donate blood, provided that their last sexual contact was at least one year ago.Based on a…
FDA News

Happy Apple brand linked to L. monocytogenes outbreak

December 26, 2014
Prepackaged caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company of Washington, Mo., have been linked to an ongoing outbreak of listeriosis, according to an FDA press…
Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH

Personalized approach may be key to addressing vaccine-hesitancy

December 26, 2014
NEW YORK — An individualized approach may be best when addressing concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents, according to a presenter at the 2014 Infectious Diseases
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Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Healthy Child

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Basal cell carcinoma is rare in children and usually is associated with genetic or immune predisposing factors. A…
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CME
Pediatric Annals November 2014

Child Neglect: November 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Neglect, to paraphrase, is in the eyes of the beholder. While a special needs child may not receive optimal care at…
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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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