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Children with Zika face challenges beyond infancy

Children with Zika face challenges beyond infancy
December 14, 2017

Children born with microcephaly who test positive for Zika virus infection face challenges beyond infancy that range from motor impairment to eating and sleeping difficulties, according to researchers.

An assessment of almost 20 young children is the first to show early childhood difficulties in those with congenital Zika virus infection, researchers wrote in MMWR.

New data set stage for PCPs to question teens about substance use

December 14, 2017
Almost one-third of 12th graders reported using a vaping device, and daily marijuana use is more popular than daily cigarette smoking among adolescents, according to the…
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Social media predicted Disneyland measles outbreak 2 years earlier

December 14, 2017
Using artificial intelligence and a mathematical model to examine Google searches and geocoded tweets, researchers said they could detect signals in data from California…

AAP: Minimal change toward gun reform on the 5-year anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting

December 14, 2017
The 5-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School takes place on Dec. 14, 2017, providing a harrowing reminder that gun violence can affect any…

645K people may die each year from flu, new estimate shows

December 13, 2017
Researchers now estimate that between approximately 291,000 and 646,000 people die worldwide each year from seasonal influenza. The new estimate is based on data from a…
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Impact of a Strabismus Surgery Suture Course for First- and Second-Year Ophthalmology Residents

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2017, Volume 54 Issue 6
To investigate the effectiveness of an eye muscle surgery course on first- and second-year postgraduate ophthalmology…
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Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinate has been a growing problem in the past 2-3 decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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VIDEO: H7N9 a ‘virus of greatest concern’

October 18, 2017
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