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Black parents underreport autism concerns in their children

January 16, 2018
Black parents mentioned significantly fewer autism concerns as well as fewer repetitive, restricted and social behavior concerns in their children…
In the Journals

Routine HIV screening at age 25 improves clinical outcomes

January 16, 2018
A one-time routine HIV screening at 25 years of age was cost-effective and led to better clinical outcomes among teenagers and young adults without…
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Home visitation lowers obesity rate in low-income children

January 16, 2018
Young children living in communities with a low socioeconomic status who participated in a home visiting program had significantly lowered rate of…

New Jersey warns airport passengers of possible measles exposure

January 15, 2018
New Jersey warned passengers who traveled through Newark Liberty International Airport this month that they may have been exposed to measles. The New…

New CBO report suggests reauthorizing CHIP is less expensive than alternatives

January 15, 2018
The bi-partisan Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation has issued a report that seemed to suggest extending the…

Collaborations between PCPs, community, needed to tackle obesity epidemic

January 15, 2018
Efforts to help patients who have overweight or obesity — which CDC data suggest affects nearly 40% of adults and 20% of children in the U.S…
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16% of US infants are introduced to complementary foods too early

January 15, 2018
Although the AAP currently recommends introduction of complimentary foods — including any solids or liquids other than breast milk or formula…
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Bullying in childhood heightens risk for mental health problems in adolescence

January 15, 2018
Data from a longitudinal, 18-year follow-up study shows that peer victimization in childhood increased the risk for experiencing suicidal thoughts…

Physicians commonly prescribe risky antibiotics for UTIs during early pregnancy

January 14, 2018
Despite warnings, physicians commonly prescribe risky antibiotics for urinary tract infections to women during early pregnancy, according to a new…
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Rhesus macaques in Florida expose parkgoers to deadly virus

January 13, 2018
Researchers have found evidence that people visiting a popular public park in Florida are at risk for contracting a potentially deadly virus known as…

‘Flu is everywhere’: CDC notes severe but not unprecedented activity

January 12, 2018
The rate of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States nearly doubled in just 1 week as the country deals with a severe but not…
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ADHD medication may cut risk for STIs

January 12, 2018
Adolescents and young adults with ADHD were at higher risk for STIs later in life compared with those without the disorder; however, ADHD medications…

FDA committee fails to recommend Linhaliq for chronic lung infection

January 12, 2018
Aradigm Corporation recently announced that the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee did not recommend approval for Linhaliq to treat…

LA case a reminder about sexually transmitted Zika

January 12, 2018
The first-ever case of a sexually transmitted Zika infection in Los Angeles county was a reminder that sexual transmission of the virus, although…
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Social jet lag, sleep disturbances increase overweight risk in children

January 12, 2018
Children who go to bed and wake up an average of 1 hour later on weekends vs. weekdays are more likely to have a higher body fat percentage, fat mass…
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Electrical stimulation, pelvic floor exercises improve constipation in children

January 12, 2018
Children who received a combination of interferential electrical stimulation and pelvic floor muscle exercises as treatment for functional…
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Maternal folic acid intake reduces risk for autistic traits in some children

January 12, 2018
Women who took an antiepileptic drug while pregnant had a five to eight times increased risk for having a child with autistic traits if they did not…
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Takeout meals increase risk for CHD, obesity in children

January 12, 2018
Children who ate frequent takeout meals had an unhealthy dietary nutrient intake that increased their risk for CHD, diabetes and obesity, according…
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Positive LAM results predict mortality in children with HIV

January 12, 2018
Children with HIV in Kenya whose urine samples tested positive for lipoarabinomannan, or LAM — a biomarker of tuberculosis — had a nearly…
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Exposure to air pollution before conception increases risk of birth defects

January 12, 2018
When women are exposed to air pollution in the form of airborne fine particulate matter 1 month before conception, their offspring are at slightly…
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