Top Story

Exposure to household smoking during childhood may predict adult smoking habits

Exposure to household smoking during childhood may predict adult smoking habits
May 22, 2015

Hispanic children who lived with smokers while growing up are twice as likely to smoke in adulthood, especially among Cuban and Puerto Rican populations, according to recently published data in Preventative Medicine.

“Childhood exposure to [household cigarette smoking behavior] nearly doubled the risk of being current cigarette smokers compared to those who were never exposed…Our data suggest that children who grow up in a smoking household environment are more likely to initiate smoking through observation and imitation,” E.L. Navas-Nacher, PhD, Institute for Minority Health Research, University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues wrote.

In the Journals

Childhood sports participation linked with activity in early adulthood

May 22, 2015
Children who never participated in sports were more likely to become inactive when they reached early adulthood, according to a recent study.“This study suggests…
Meeting News Coverage

Transition to adulthood often highlights developmental shortcomings of adolescents with anxiety

May 22, 2015
TORONTO — The transition to adulthood often highlights the struggle children with anxiety have meeting developmental milestones, such as emotional, behavioral and…
In the Journals

Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015
Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during…
FDA approvals

FDA approves pediatric dosage of Treximet for acute migraine

May 21, 2015
The FDA recently approved Treximet for use in patients aged 12 years and older for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura, according to the drug’s…
More News Headlines »
Original Article

Polymorphisms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 11, 2015
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a major problem among preterm survivors of neonatal intensive care…
More »
CME
Pediatric Annals February 2015

Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It is rare indeed for any child with suspected seizures to present to a pediatric neurologist’s offi ce de novo…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
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…
More »
morganatic-roan