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Children’s waist circumference, BMI linked to secondhand smoke exposure

July 1, 2015

Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood was associated with an increase in waist circumference and BMI by age 10, according to recent findings.

Linda S. Pagani, PhD, from the CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre at the University of Montreal, and colleagues followed more than 2,000 participants from the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development birth cohort from 5 months postpartum to age 10 years to assess the effects of secondhand smoke exposure during early childhood, including the “adiposity rebound period” that is critical to the onset of obesity.

In the Journals

Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015
Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to…
In the Journals

Omega-3 fatty acids improve AST, GGTP in children with NAFLD

July 1, 2015
Obese children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treated with omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, had reduced aspartate…
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FDA targets manufacturers of unapproved prescription ear drops

July 1, 2015
The FDA has issued a federal register notice targeting manufacturers and distributors of unapproved prescription otic drug products, which are frequently given to…
Mark Olfson, MD, MPH In the Journals

Antipsychotics may be excessively, unnecessarily prescribed to adolescents

July 1, 2015
Results from a population-level, retrospective, observational study suggest that much of the antipsychotic use among children in the United States targets limited…
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Infectious Ulcerative Keratitis Following Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatment

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, June 5, 2015
To report the complication of infectious ulcerative keratitis after laser photocoagulation and pars plana vitrectomy…
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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