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Bisphenol A exposure may increase autism spectrum disorder risk

March 6, 2015

Exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical often found in consumer food and beverage containers and other household products, may be associated with the development of autism spectrum disorder, recently published data suggest.

T. Peter Stein, PhD, of the department of surgery at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, told Healio.com/Psychiatry that there are already FDA and European Union recommendations that children under age 3 and pregnant women should attempt to minimize their exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).

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More than half of US enforces prior authorizations for pediatric antipsychotic prescriptions

March 6, 2015
More than half of the United States has implemented prior authorization policies for pediatric atypical antipsychotic use, according to a JAMA Psychiatry research…
In the Journals

Elevation linked with increased risk for hospitalization in children with Down syndrome, OSA

March 6, 2015
Children with Down syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea at elevations greater than 1,500 meters exhibited a greater risk for hospitalization than children without Down…
Meeting News Coverage

Infants younger than 3 months with pertussis show greater mortality risk

March 6, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months exhibited the highest morbidity and mortality from Bordetella pertussis infections, according to data…
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Physicians employ flexible diagnostic criteria for PFAPA in children

March 5, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Surveyed rheumatologists and pediatric infectious disease physicians found wide diversity in how they diagnosed patients with periodic fever…
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Formula Frustrations

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
The mother of a pediatric patient was recently diagnosed with a rheumatologic illness, requiring her to take…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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

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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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