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ADHD more common in children of fathers on SSRIs

December 12, 2017

Children of men who used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors before conception are 26% more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder later in life, according to findings published in Pediatrics.

Both genetic and environmental factors may be implicated in the development of ADHD, but its etiology remains unclear, Fen Yang, from the Key Laboratory of National Population and Family Planning Commission at the Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research at Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and the department of clinical epidemiology at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, and colleagues wrote. There is a growing body of literature documenting a wide variety of prenatal factors associated with an increased risk of ADHD (including maternal smoking, stress, alcohol and substance misuse and exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy).

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'Peppa Pig' may skew children's view of health care

December 11, 2017
Although the children’s television show “Peppa Pig” may promote healthy eating, regular exercise and road safety, the characterization of the…
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Insulin demand higher in children with type 1 diabetes plus asthma

December 11, 2017
Children with concomitant type 1 diabetes and asthma are more likely to require a higher insulin dose, reach shorter adult height and have a higher BMI vs. patients with…
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Young children may be at risk of injury, fatality from window blinds

December 11, 2017
Window blinds and cords continue to remain a safety hazard for children aged younger than 6 years despite progress made in various manufacturers’ voluntary safety…

Gilead commits $100 million to address HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern US

December 10, 2017
Gilead Sciences has launched an initiative that promises $100 million over 10 years to help organizations combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States…
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Clinical Features and Surgical Outcome of Triad Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2017, Volume 54 Issue 6
To describe the clinical features and surgical outcome of A-pattern exotropia combined with dissociated vertical…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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VIDEO: Treating fever in young infants

December 1, 2017
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