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Obesity, central obesity increase precocious puberty risk

April 27, 2017

The risk for precocious puberty may be increased with childhood obesity and/or central obesity; the risk is more pronounced in girls than boys, according to findings from China published in BMJ Open.

Shijian Liu, PhD, of the School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Pediatric Translational Medicine Institute, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, both in China, and colleagues evaluated data from the Shanghai Children’s Health, Education and Lifestyle Evaluation study, collected in June 2014, on 15,937 Chinese children (53.62% boys) aged 6 to 12 years to determine the relationship between precocious puberty and obesity and central obesity.

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Influenza-related death most common in children younger than 2 years

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — The highest mortality rate regarding influenza-related pediatric death occurs most frequently in children younger than 2 years of age, with minimal
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Sibling death in childhood may increase risk for early mortality

April 26, 2017
An individual whose sibling dies during childhood has an increased risk for short-term and long-term mortality, according to results of a population-based study. The…
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Childhood lead exposure associated with lower IQ, socioeconomic decline in adulthood

April 26, 2017
Children in New Zealand exposed to high lead levels exhibited lower cognitive function, socioeconomic status and declines in IQ scores by age 38, highlighting the

Q&A: Stigma remains major challenge in combating STD epidemic in US

April 26, 2017
Each year, the CDC recognizes April as STD Awareness Month to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs and the importance of prevention, screening and treatment…
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Visual, Topographic, and Pachymetric Effects of Pediatric Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2017, Volume 54 Issue 2
To evaluate the effects of pediatric corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) on corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA)…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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