In the Journals

Threat of parents’ deportation impacts health of Latinx youth

June 26, 2019
Latinx teens in California who have at least one immigrant parent have reported increasing levels of anxiety related to how immigration policies in…

FDA News

FDA approves Botox for children with upper limb spasticity

June 25, 2019
Allergan announced that the FDA has approved its supplemental biologics application for Botox, or onabotulinumtoxinA, for the treatment of patients…

USPSTF recommends PCPs provide interventions to children, teenagers to prevent tobacco use

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a “B” draft recommendation encouraging primary care physicians to provide…

In the Journals

Sovaldi with ribavirin safe, effective for children aged 3 years to 12 years

June 25, 2019
Treatment with Sovaldi and ribavirin was well-tolerated and highly effective in children aged 3 years to less than 12 years in pediatric patients…

In the Journals

Obesity increases risk for high BP in children

June 25, 2019
Children with excess weight or abdominal obesity at age 4 years had an increased risk for high BP after 2 years of follow-up, according to a study…

In the Journals

Adolescent suicides reach highest recorded rate since 2000

June 25, 2019
The suicide rate for adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and young adults aged 20 to 24 years increased in 2017 to its highest point since 2000…

In the Journals

Narrow- vs. broad-spectrum antibiotics: No difference in outcome for infants with UTIs

June 24, 2019
Infants aged 60 days or younger with UTIs caused by Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae who were treated with narrow-spectrum antibiotics were…

In the Journals

Underage sales violations higher in tobacco, vape shops

June 24, 2019
Nearly half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check identification when underage decoys attempted to purchase vape products, according to a…

In the Journals

RSV burden extends beyond 5 years after acute infection

June 24, 2019
Infant respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, was associated with a significant health care burden that lasted for at least 5 years following acute…

In the Journals

Medicaid expansion associated with fewer child neglect cases

June 21, 2019
States that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act saw larger reductions in cases of child neglect compared with states that…

FDA News

FDA expands Symdeko indication for cystic fibrosis in children as young as 6

June 21, 2019
The FDA has expanded the indication for combination tezcaftor/ivacaftor tablets to include treatment of cystic fibrosis in children aged 6 years and…

Meeting News

Obstructive sleep apnea screening methods utilize snoring, BMI, hypertension symptoms, other characteristics

June 21, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is halfway through its sixth decade of being mentioned in medical journals, according to a report in the World

In the Journals

Adding citalopram to stimulants may benefit youth with severe irritability

June 21, 2019
Youth unresponsive to stimulant medication alone saw greater improvement in severe irritability symptoms when they received add-on citalopram than…

In the JournalsPerspective

E-cigarette explosion severely injures teen

June 21, 2019
An image recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine captured the injuries sustained by a teenage boy after an e-cigarette exploded in…

In the Journals

Bacteremic CAP uncommon in kids

June 20, 2019
Bacteremia is uncommon among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However…

In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone recordings of coughs accurately diagnose respiratory conditions

June 20, 2019
A smartphone app that records coughs can diagnose children with respiratory conditions, including asthma, pneumonia and bronchiolitis, with an…

Meeting News

PICU terminal cleaning fails to decontaminate air ducts, floors

June 19, 2019
Research presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, or APIC, suggests that…

Meeting News

Junk food may cause food allergy in children

June 19, 2019
Advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, which are found in abundance in junk food, are likely associated with the significant increase of food…

Guest Commentary

Guest commentary: A new age for pediatric feeding disorder

June 19, 2019
In this guest commentary from Feeding Matters, James A. Phalen, MD, Medical Director of Feeding Matters

In the Journals

Physical activity in toddlerhood improves cardiovascular outcomes

June 18, 2019
Detrimental effects on cardiovascular health can begin at an early age, but research published in Pediatrics suggested that moderate-to-vigorous…