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Children of e-scrap workers at significant risk for take-home lead poisoning

July 28, 2015

Two cases of children with lead poisoning in a single household triggered an investigation into the contaminant’s origin at an electronics recycling center, where one of the parents worked, according to a recent report in MMWR.

“With the increasing use of electronic devices and subsequent disposal and recycling of those devices, exposure to substances such as lead contained within the devices is an emerging occupational health concern in the e-scrap industry,” Nick Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, medical director of the Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “The cases described in this report were uncovered through routine lead screening.”

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
In the Journals

Reporting of serious AEs to FDA often delayed by drug companies

July 27, 2015
Nearly 10% of adverse events are not reported to the FDA within the 15-day period drug companies have to disclose the events, according to recently published data…
In the Journals

Children with asthma exposed to SHS more likely experience comorbidities

July 27, 2015
Children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to be obese, according to study results.The researchers reported that children exposed to smoke…
Sepehr Tabrizi In the Journals

Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born women aged 21 years…
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Comparison of Ultrasonic and Ophthalmoscopic Evaluation of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2004, Volume 41 Issue 6
Screening for detection of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) currently is limited to indirect ophthalmoscopy, which…
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Pediatric Annals June 2015

Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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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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