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Parents collect respiratory samples earlier in illness than HCWs

February 15, 2019
Parents in Australia who were trained to collect nasal swabs did so nearly 2 days sooner after their children’s symptoms of an acute…
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Serum catestatin may predict metabolic, CV risk in children, adolescents

February 15, 2019
Children and adolescents with obesity have lower levels of serum catestatin — an endogenous peptide found to be negatively associated with…
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Blindfolds improve leadership in pediatric resuscitation training

February 15, 2019
Pediatric team leaders who were blindfolded during resuscitation scenarios improved their leaderships skills by 11%, compared with a 5% improvement…
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Chemical exposure before, after birth reduces lung function

February 15, 2019
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances may reduce lung function in children, researchers said. …

Flu vaccine 47% effective in US, early estimates show

February 14, 2019
The influenza vaccine has been 47% effective overall this season in the United States, including 46% effective against the predominant circulating…
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Early enterovirus infection could trigger celiac disease in susceptible children

February 14, 2019
An enterovirus infection in early childhood could be a trigger for the development of celiac disease in children with increased genetic risk for the…
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More evidence-based mental health interventions needed for minority youth

February 14, 2019
There are now more evidence-based psychosocial interventions for ethnic minority youth than a decade ago, according to an updated review. Currently…
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Sleep duration exerts little influence on children's metabolic risks

February 14, 2019
A cohort of children considered short sleepers were more likely to consume carbohydrates during a lunch buffet test meal vs. children who slept at…
Feature

Tips to increase LARC provision among family physicians

February 14, 2019
Though the number of family physicians providing long-acting reversible contraceptive services has increased from 11.4% to 21.5% during the past few…
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Heart-shaped pendant lodged in 3-year-old’s throat

February 14, 2019
Writing in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers described a young child who presented to an ED after ingesting a gold heart-shaped…
Feature

Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…

Causes of 2014 EV-D68 outbreak still unknown

February 13, 2019
Researchers are still searching for the reasons behind a 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, which affected more than 1,100 people…
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Teen cannabis use may lead to depression, suicidality later

February 13, 2019
Adolescent cannabis use was associated with increased risk for depression and suicidal behavior later in life, results from a meta-analysis published…
Meeting News

5 major themes from the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

February 13, 2019
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference was held January 7-10, 2019 in San Francisco. Each year, the health care investment symposium brings…

Acyclovir labeling now includes premature infants with HSV

February 12, 2019
The NIH recently announced that the labeling for the antiviral acyclovir has been updated to include information for health care providers on the…
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Dasotraline improves ADHD symptoms in children aged 6 to 12 years

February 12, 2019
Treatment with daily dasotraline 4 mg significantly improved ADHD symptoms and behaviors in children aged 6 to 12 years, according to a 6- week…
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Educational intervention reduces antibiotic prescribing for childhood URTIs 1 year later

February 12, 2019
An educational intervention program for Chinese primary care doctors was effective in reducing antibiotic prescriptions for childhood upper…
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Study shows ‘significant disparities’ in global fatality rates from sepsis

February 11, 2019
There has been a downward trend in pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock case-fatality rates between 1981 and 2016, researchers reported in JAMA
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Maternal stress level tied to female offspring BMI

February 11, 2019
Maternal stress level during the first postnatal year was “strongly positively associated” with BMI z-score in girls, according to…
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Only 5% of teens meet recommendations for sleep, physical activity, screen time

February 8, 2019
A very small percentage of U.S. high school students met recommendations for sleep time, physical activity and screen time, according to study…