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Nonpharmacological interventions for ADHD beneficial in school setting

July 7, 2015

Although gaps in standardized interventions warrant further research, nonpharmacological interventions showed positive outcomes for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in school settings, according to a synthesis of systematic reviews recently published in Health Technology Assessment.

“We now need more rigorous evaluation, with a focus on what works, for whom and in which contexts,” Tamsin J. Ford, PhD, from the University of Exeter Medical School, said in a press release. “Gaps in current research present opportunities to develop and test standardized interventions and research tools, and agree on gold standard outcome measures to provide answers to both schools and families.”

HHS grants $86 million to teen pregnancy prevention programs

July 7, 2015
A total of 81 new grants are being awarded by the HHS to fund teen pregnancy prevention efforts in non-profit organizations, school districts and universities around the…
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Bloodstream infections prevalent in children post-transplant

July 7, 2015
Bloodstream infections were prevalent in children who underwent living-donor liver transplantation, and were associated with severe blood loss and cytomegalovirus…
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Children with early-onset vitiligo more likely to have extensive, progressive disease

July 7, 2015
Children who were diagnosed with vitiligo before 3 years of age were more likely to have progressive and extensive disease compared with those who developed later-onset…
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Increasing secondary education reduces HIV infection rates

July 7, 2015
A Botswanan policy change extending the duration of secondary schooling may have led to a decrease in HIV infection, according to recently published data.“These…
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Demystifying the Positive Antinuclear Antibody Test in Children: A Clinical Review

Pediatric Annals, June 2015, Volume 44 Issue 6
A 15-year-old girl presented with knee pain, associated with a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA). She denied joint…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in 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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