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New association ‘overdue’ to support health care providers on social media

June 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, director of the e ndoscopic bariatric program and
Feature

Second reported data breach in as many days prompts cybersecurity warnings, tips

June 6, 2019
The health care diagnostics company LabCorp announced that “unauthorized activity” occurred on the webpage of American Medical Collection…
In the Journals

Bullied students more likely to use analgesics

June 6, 2019
Students who were bullied used analgesics more than their non-bullied peers, according to findings from an Icelandic cohort that were recently…

Researchers make new push to develop group A strep vaccine

June 6, 2019
Researchers are relying on DNA sequencing technology to narrow down a future vaccine candidate for A Streptococcus, or GAS, that can be used…
In the JournalsPerspective

Lack of sleep increases teens’ likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors

June 5, 2019
Adolescents who get less than 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night may be at increased risk for risky sexual behaviors, including engaging in sex without a…
In the JournalsPerspective

US EDs use low-value imaging more often than Canadian EDs

June 4, 2019
Recent findings demonstrated that pediatric EDs in the United States use more imaging for conditions that do not routinely require them for…
Feature

As Trump administration considers importing drugs from Canada, experts analyze risks, benefits

June 4, 2019
The idea of importing prescription drugs from Canada as a means to lower prices is back under scrutiny with President Donald J. Trump verbally…
In the Journals

Young kids’ exposure to laundry detergent packets decreases

June 4, 2019
The number, rate and severity of liquid laundry detergent packet exposures among children aged younger than 6 years decreased modestly between 2015…
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Addressing the vitamin D gap in children, teens

June 4, 2019
A 2018 study in Nutrients that analyzed the dietary recall of nearly 6,000 children aged 2 to 5 years reported that mean daily vitamin intake of…

HIV outbreak in Pakistan spikes, pediatrician questioned as source

June 3, 2019
As of June 3, more than 700 people have been infected with HIV in Larkana, Sindh province, Pakistan, and more than 600 of these infections are among…
FDA News

FDA receives ‘substantial’ response to information request on CBD

June 3, 2019
About 100 people provided an FDA panel with study data, real-life anecdotes or proposed ideas, as it establishes regulatory framework for…
In the Journals

Research supports bariatric surgery for teens with extreme obesity

June 3, 2019
Bariatric surgical procedures are an underused, viable and cost-effective intervention for teenagers with persistent extreme obesity, according to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Playing violent video games linked to dangerous gun-related behavior in kids

May 31, 2019
Children who played a video game that featured violence with swords or guns were more likely to engage in risky gun-related activities than children…
Perspective

WHO backs response to HIV outbreak in Pakistan

May 29, 2019
WHO announced today that they will be supporting the response to an outbreak of HIV that has affected more than 600 people in Larkana, Sindh…
Meeting News

Students with IBD have trouble adjusting to college

May 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Starting college can be tough for anyone, but students with inflammatory bowel disease have a greater risk for poor adjustment to…
Feature

IQOS ignites new debate between tobacco industry, health community

May 29, 2019
A new battle in the decades-long war between tobacco companies and health advocates recently began when the FDA permitted Philip Morris’ IQOS…
In the Journals

Team sports improve mental health of kids exposed to adversity

May 29, 2019
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that children exposed to adverse childhood events, or ACEs, who participated in team sports as…
Feature

Experts divided regarding impact from Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

May 29, 2019
HHS recently enacted one of the first concrete steps toward President Donald J. Trump’s pledge to lower drug prices in finalizing a federal…
Perspective

WHO adds burnout to ICD-11

May 28, 2019
Burnout has been added to the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases as a legitimate medical syndrome, according to a news…
Feature

Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…