In the Journals

Prevalence of neural tube defects similar among HIV-exposed and unexposed newborns

January 9, 2020
The prevalence of neural tube defects, or NTDs, among children born to women with HIV was found to be the same as that among newborns from the…
In the Journals

Blood test may determine if kids are sleeping enough

January 9, 2020
A blood test could determine whether children are sleeping enough, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology. Fabio Lauria
In the Journals

Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
In the Journals

12th-grade binge drinking predicts risky driving in early adulthood

January 9, 2020
Binge drinking during senior year in high school is a predictor of risky alcohol-related behaviors in early adulthood — like driving while…
In the Journals

Nebulized normal saline may serve as active treatment in acute viral bronchiolitis

January 8, 2020
A recent meta-analysis published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that nebulized normal saline may be considered an active treatment as opposed to a…
In the Journals

Excess weight at 3 years quadruples obesity risk in adolescence

January 8, 2020
Excess weight at age 3 years is associated with higher risk for overweight or obesity at age 15 years, according to findings published in Pediatric
In the Journals

Outcomes similar among infants who start ART at 2 vs. 14 days

January 8, 2020
For infants with HIV, early initiation of ART is crucial for viral suppression. However, results from a study published in E-Clinical Medicine
Feature

Despite its advantages, experts have ‘grave concerns’ about big tech in health care

January 8, 2020
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information…
In the Journals

Adolescent fMRIs can reveal likelihood of future binge drinking

January 7, 2020
Brain imaging of neural regions associated with inhibitory control could predict binge drinking among adolescents, according to study results…

DRC measles outbreak kills more than 6K

January 7, 2020
More than 6,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, as a result of the “world’s worst measles…
In the Journals

Enterovirus vaccine reduces severe HFMD cases by 60%

January 7, 2020
Rates of severe childhood hand, foot and mouth disease, or HFMD, have declined significantly in Chengdu, China, since the introduction of a localized…
In the Journals

Stroke risk may nearly triple with combined e-cigarette, combustible cigarette use

January 7, 2020
Patients aged 18 to 44 years who currently smoke combustible cigarette or both e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes had an increased risk for…
In the Journals

Children more likely to use substances if their parents use cannabis

January 6, 2020
Parental marijuana use was associated with increased risk for substance use among adolescent and young adult children living in the same household…
In the Journals

Adolescents' perceptions of family social status impact mental health

January 6, 2020
Adolescents’ view of their family’s social status is significantly associated with their mental health and life outcomes, according to…
In the Journals

High opioid dosages increase overdose risk in young patients

January 3, 2020
High daily opioid dosages are associated with a heightened risk for overdose in adolescents and young adults, according to results from a study…
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Team-based care with breastfeeding consultant shows promise, but uptake may be limited

January 3, 2020
Team-based care that incorporated a lactation consultant in a primary care setting doubled monthly lactation visit volume, according to a recent…
FDA News

FDA bans most e-cigarette flavors

January 2, 2020
HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced that companies that do not stop manufacturing, distributing and selling unauthorized flavored cartridge-based…
In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  
In the Journals

Brain measurements at age 7 can predict future ADHD, MDD risk

December 31, 2019
Resting-state functional MRI metrics measured at age 7 years can be used to predict the developmental trajectory of ADHD and major depressive…
In the Journals

Boys born small for gestational age at higher risk for infertility as adults

December 31, 2019
Boys who are born small for their gestational age, or SGA, have a higher risk for being diagnosed with infertility in adulthood, according to a…