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Long-term acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

November 14, 2017

Although short-term use of acetaminophen for pregnant women was not associated with a future ADHD diagnosis in their offspring, long-term maternal use of the drug for fever and infection results in a more than two-fold increase in the likelihood of their children developing the condition.

“Each patient is unique, and each physician will know what is best for their patient,” Eivind Ystrom, PhD, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “The most important thing is that doctors make women with chronic conditions aware that they should consult them about pain relief if they get pregnant.”

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AAP: ‘Room for improvement’ in STD prevention

October 25, 2017
To address the varying sexual and reproductive health concerns among adolescents and young adults, the AAP recently issued a clinical report that it said would help…
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CDC offers updated guidance on screening, caring for newborns exposed to Zika

October 19, 2017
The CDC recently updated its interim clinical guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus exposure, emphasizing the importance of a team-based
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Cow’s milk alternatives may increase risk for iodine deficiency

October 6, 2017
Consumption of milk-alternative drinks not fortified with iodine — including almond, soy or rice milk — in place of cows’ milk may increase the risk…
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Contraception for Adolescents

Pediatric Annals, February 2013, Volume 42 Issue 2
1. Identify and explain the four currently available methods of emergency contraception. 2. Discuss the risk and…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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