Health experts have mixed reactions to Juul’s removal of flavored e-cigarette products

October 21, 2019
Health professionals are having mixed reactions to Juul’s announcement that it would suspend the sales of its nontobacco and nonmenthol-based…
In the Journals

AAP policy statement stresses pediatricians’ role in mental health care

October 21, 2019
An updated policy statement and a technical report issued by the AAP highlighted the need for increased involvement among pediatricians in their…
Guidelines

Pediatric migraine prevention guideline focuses on lifestyle choices

October 17, 2019
Pharmacologic treatments to prevent migraine in children and teens are effective, but so is placebo, complicating the issue for clinicians and…
At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years
Cover Story

DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The
In the JournalsPerspective

Same-day LARC for teens saves $2,000 per patient

October 15, 2019
Providing teenagers with same-day long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, saved more than $2,000 per Medicaid patient in the United States vs…
In the Journals

New estimate finds 4% of children have hypertension

October 14, 2019
Globally, the overall prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents aged 19 years or younger is 4%, according to a systematic review and
In the Journals

One in six American children has a developmental disability

October 11, 2019
Between 2009 and 2017, approximately one in six children aged 3 to 17 years in the United States had a diagnosed developmental disability, according…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
In the Journals

Pediatric suicide attempts often involve OTC medications

October 10, 2019
Poison control center calls for suspected suicide-related pediatric self-poisonings often involve over-the-counter, or OTC, medications, including…
Feature

Biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy could impact incidence of severe reactions

October 9, 2019
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recently voted in support of AR101, an investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut…
In the JournalsPerspective

Most youth with nicotine use disorder are not treated

October 8, 2019
Nearly all Medicaid-insured adolescents and young adults with diagnosed nicotine use disorder, or NUD, do not receive counseling or pharmacologic…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
In the JournalsPerspective

HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…
FDA News

FDA approves trifarotene cream for acne

October 4, 2019
The FDA recently approved Galderma’s topical retinoid cream, known as Aklief, for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Additionally, the company…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Biomarkers could predict AFM with more than 80% accuracy

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers identified a biological signature of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, found in cerebrospinal fluid. The findings…
FDA News

FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…
In the Journals

CDC: Flavored e-cigarette use rises among children, teens

October 3, 2019
Flavored e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students is rising, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Meeting NewsPerspective

Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…