AMA urges public to avoid e-cigarettes

September 10, 2019
The AMA implored the public to stop using e-cigarette s until health officials can determine the cause…
Feature

Q&A: Raising awareness of chronic granulomatous disease

September 10, 2019
Primary immunodeficiencies are a group of over 350 rare and chronic conditions in which genetic defects cause the immune system to function…
Breaking News

CDC: 5 deaths, more than 450 cases of pulmonary disease possibly linked to vaping

September 6, 2019
During a telebriefing today, CDC announced that 450 possible cases of pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use, including three confirmed…

Merck Foundation commits $7M to improve HIV care in southeast US

September 6, 2019
The Merck Foundation recently committed $7 million to promote access to HIV care and improve outcomes of vulnerable and underserved patients with HIV…
In the Journals

Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…
In the Journals

E-cigarette use negatively impacts sleep quality, survey shows

September 5, 2019
Ecigarette users reported “worse sleep health” than those who did not use the devices, according to researchers. The same association…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…
In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…

Xofluza reduces risk for flu by 86% in household contacts

September 3, 2019
Xofluza significantly reduced the risk for influenza infection among children aged younger than 12 years and adults living with infected individuals…
In the Journals

Kids with IBD at increased risk for later psychiatric disorders, study finds

August 30, 2019
Kids diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, are at increased risk for psychiatric disorders later in life, especially those who were…

Mumps outbreaks sicken almost 900 in migrant detention centers

August 30, 2019
Experts have warned that migrant children detained at the southern U.S. border are at risk for numerous illnesses, including some infectious…
Breaking News

‘Not your mother’s marijuana’: Surgeon General issues warning about drug’s harms

August 29, 2019
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, issued an advisory to raise awareness — especially among pregnant women and youth — of the harms…
In the Journals

Gluten intake during childhood may increase risk for celiac disease

August 29, 2019
High gluten intake during the first 5 years of life may increase the risk for celiac disease, according to findings published in JAMA.

40% of parents unlikely to use providers who allow vaccine refusal

August 28, 2019
More than 40% of parents report that they would be somewhat or very likely to change their child’s health care provider if they knew the office…
In the Journals

ADHD drug may change brain white matter in boys

August 27, 2019
Methylphenidate — a drug used to treat ADHD — may affect specific tracts in brain white matter in boys with the disorder, according to…
Guidelines

Guide ‘emphasizes facts, not falsehoods’ about CBD use

August 27, 2019
Americans for Safe Access recently issued the Patient’s Guide to CBD to provide background on cannabidiol and recommendations regarding its…
In the Journals

Next-generation sequencing assay demonstrates high sensitivity

August 27, 2019
A commercially available next-generation sequencing, or NGS, plasma assay demonstrated high sensitivity in both immunocompromised and…
In the Journals

Calls to poison control for pediatric marijuana ingestion spike 140% after legalization

August 26, 2019
Findings published in JAMA Network Open highlight a 140% increase in calls to poison control centers for pediatric and adolescent marijuana…
Meeting News

Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium to focus on vaccines, personalized medicine

August 26, 2019
The 32nd Annual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium will take place on Nov. 23 and 24 in New York City. David W. Kimberlin, MD
In the Journals

Hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

August 23, 2019
Findings published in Pediatrics suggest that a child’s chance of survival in an emergency may depend on the hospital where they receive care…