WHO guidelines promote physical activity, sleep among young kids

April 25, 2019
New WHO guidelines stress the importance of active play for at least 180 minutes a day, less sedentary behavior, and more quality sleep among…

US measles cases hit highest level since elimination declared in 2000

April 25, 2019
Just 4 months into 2019, the United States has seen more cases of measles than in any year since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in…
In the JournalsPerspective

Routine maternal vaccination safe for breastfeeding mothers, infants

April 25, 2019
A review published in Breastfeeding Medicine reinforces that no routine vaccinations are contraindicated for nursing mothers. “The most…

Top stories for World Malaria Day 2019

April 25, 2019
In 2015, WHO put a challenge to the medical and research community: reduce malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90%, eliminate malaria in at…
In the Journals

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

April 24, 2019
The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a…
In the Journals

Almost 30% of boys from metropolitan areas having sex before age 13

April 24, 2019
Researchers reported that 28% of black male high school students in some U.S. metropolitan areas reported having sexual intercourse before age 13…

Federal judge issues temporary injunction regarding Title X gag rule

April 24, 2019
A federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule that indicated what physicians could and…

Pediatric Sepsis Week raises awareness of life-threatening condition

April 24, 2019
The nonprofit organization Sepsis Alliance has launched Pediatric Sepsis Week, which runs April 21 to 27, to promote public awareness of the symptoms…
Breaking News

WHO launches malaria vaccine program in 3 African countries

April 23, 2019
WHO has launched a pilot program that aims to immunize around 360,000 children each year in three African countries with the first and only vaccine…
At Issue

Should pediatric patients be able to make their own decisions on vaccination?

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
An Ohio teenager who chose to get vaccinated despite his mother’s objections recently testified before the Senate about the harms of vaccine
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NYC study raises questions about undiagnosed asthma in US

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
A recent study in The Journal of Urban Health found that approximately 20% of New York City teenagers had asthma symptoms but had not received an…
Cover Story

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions ‘violate’ a ‘fundamental right’ of children

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported cases of measles…
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A challenging case of persistent scratching

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2019
James H. Brien, DO
A 6-year-old, previously healthy male, with no past skin disorders or infections, presents with an unusual, progressive cluster of pruritic lesions…

Seqirus makes plans to transition to cell-based flu vaccine

April 23, 2019
Seqirus announced plans manufacture its influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 season using an exclusively cell-based production process for the first…
In the Journals

Therapy dog visits ease anxiety in hospitalized children

April 22, 2019
Pet therapy significantly reduced anxiety in children during hospitalization, according to a recent quasi-experimental study published in the…
In the Journals

Pregnant smokers who quit early may reduce risk for preterm birth vs later quitters

April 22, 2019
The earlier in pregnancy a woman quits smoking, the lower her risk for preterm birth, even if she was a high-frequency cigarette smoker, according to…
FDA News

FDA permits marketing of brain stimulation device for ADHD

April 22, 2019
The FDA has permitted marketing of the first, prescription-only medical device for ADHD — the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation, or…
FDA News

FDA approves generic Narcan nasal spray

April 22, 2019
The FDA recently approved the first generic nasal spray of the opioid overdose antidote Narcan for use in a community setting without medical…
In the Journals

Newer guidelines raise rate of pediatric hypertension

April 22, 2019
Guidelines implemented by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 identified more children with adverse metabolic profiles in childhood and…
In the Journals

Rates of pediatric bipolar disorder not increasing in the US

April 22, 2019
Results from a large, updated meta-analysis published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry confirmed that the rates of bipolar spectrum disorders among…