In the JournalsPerspective

Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…
In the JournalsPerspective

AAP, ACIP’s previous FluMist recommendations supported by 2013-2016 data

January 7, 2019
Concerns about the effectiveness of the quadivalent, live-attenuated influenza vaccine, or LAIV4, prompted both the AAP and the Advisory Committee on…
FDA News

FDA grants marketing authorization to concussion tool

January 7, 2019
The FDA recently granted Oculogica marketing authorization for its EyeBOX concussion test, the first noninvasive, baseline-free tool to assist in…
In the Journals

New saliva-based test identifies malaria parasites

January 7, 2019
Researchers have developed a saliva-based test to rapidly identify children who harbor reservoirs of the malaria parasite, according to study results…
In the Journals

Study finds conversion from IV to oral antibiotics should be prioritized

January 4, 2019
A recent study determined that hospitals should prioritize IV to oral conversion programs for antibiotics with high oral bioavailability, or HOB, as
In the JournalsPerspective

25% of sepsis cases following PCV13 introduction caused by S. pneumoniae

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
One-quarter of all community-acquired sepsis cases among Swiss children were attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae shortly after the introduction…
In the Journals

25% of sepsis cases following PCV13 introduction caused by S. pneumoniae

January 4, 2019
One-quarter of all community-acquired sepsis cases among Swiss children were attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae shortly after the introduction…
In the Journals

Maternal use of valproate increases ADHD risk in offspring

January 4, 2019
Offspring of women who used valproate during pregnancy were at greater risk for ADHD, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open
In the JournalsPerspective

1 in 5 kids with flu had neurological symptoms during 2016-2017 season

January 3, 2019
Neurologic manifestations of influenza, including seizures and encephalopathy, occurred in nearly 20% of children presenting to a Colorado hospital…
In the Journals

Cellulitis risk score better recognizes kids who need IV antibiotics

January 3, 2019
Clinicians can more accurately identify children with cellulitis who need IV antibiotic administration using a score that includes the child’s…

College students at three times the risk for MenB

January 2, 2019
The overall incidence of meningococcal disease is low among college students in the United States, but they were over three times more likely to…

Almost 1 in 5 Tibetan schoolchildren have TB infection

January 2, 2019
Nearly 20% of Tibetan schoolchildren have latent tuberculosis, according to results of a study that included all Tibetan refugee schoolchildren…
Feature

Q&A: Addressing vaccine hesitancy in the 'post-truth' era

December 28, 2018
In the “post-truth era” — a time in which objective facts are less influential in forming public opinion compared with emotion and…
In the Journals

Youth with HIV have suboptimal adherence to no-cost ART

December 21, 2018
Youth with HIV residing in British Columbia who received antiretroviral therapy, or ART, free of charge were less likely to reach optimal adherence…

Phillip Morris’ parent company invests $12.8B in JUUL

December 20, 2018
Altria has paid $12.8 billion in cash for 35% of JUUL’s capital stock, according to a press release issued by the parent company for Phillip…
In the Journals

Chemicals used in personal care products linked to early puberty in girls

December 20, 2018
Prenatal exposure to chemicals found in toothpaste, fragrances and makeup may cause girls to enter puberty at an earlier age, according to a study…
In the JournalsPerspective

Home videos may be useful in diagnosing autism

December 20, 2018
Home videos 2 minutes long were used to diagnose autism spectrum disorder in children, according to findings recently published in PLoS Medicine
In the Journals

Injuries top leading causes of pediatric, adolescent deaths

December 19, 2018
Although less than 2% of all deaths in the United States in 2016 were in children and adolescents, six of the 10 of the leading causes of death in…
Feature

Recognizing, helping children involved in human trafficking

December 19, 2018
An estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were involved in human trafficking in 2016, according to the International Labour Organization. The…