Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from PAS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Online consumers remain unaware of health risks associated with mobile infant walkers

May 1, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Despite an AAP-recommended ban on the manufacture and sale of mobile infant walkers, due to injuries and infant development delays…

Researchers find sexting, sexualized online activity significantly prevalent among sexually abused adolescents

April 30, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Study findings presented here at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting suggest sexual texting, online sexual…
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Bullying increases risk for depression, anxiety in late adolescence

April 29, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Being bullied by peers has similar or worse long-term effects on mental health as being maltreated by adults, according to data…
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Despite guidelines, half of children with asthma do not receive a management plan

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Despite an increase in the percentage of children with persistent asthma who have received a written asthma management plan, 49% of…
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Autism diagnosis age differed by gender, symptom severity

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later than boys, possibly due to the fact that boys have more difficulties with…
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Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to…
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Supportive family ties decrease risk for violence among adolescent males

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Adolescent males who reported having supportive family relationships were significantly less likely to be associated with violence…
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Caregivers express concern for mobile device impact on child development

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Caregivers reported a high degree of concern regarding mobile device use among their children, citing reservation of its impact on…
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Deliberate self-poisoning during adolescence a significant predictor of suicide

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Results from a population-based study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting indicated that presentation to…
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Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Children who watched at least one hour of television per day were significantly more likely to be overweight vs. children who…