Trump reportedly cools on plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes

November 18, 2019
President Trump has decided he will not sign a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes, The Washington Post and other outlets reported. In September…

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

November 14, 2019
Rising temperatures, declining crop yields, air pollution and other adverse environmental outcomes of climate change pose a threat to the long-term…


New group A strep strain may pose global scarlet fever threat

November 13, 2019
Researchers recently identified a new strain of group A Streptococcus that became the predominant cause of scarlet fever in England and may be…

In the Journals

Xpert Ultra assay identifies pediatric TB with high sensitivity

October 30, 2019
An updated version of the Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin assay, known as Ultra, demonstrated high sensitivity in diagnosing pulmonary…

LA county reports measles exposure at Disneyland

October 24, 2019
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that a person with an infectious case of measles visited Disneyland and a coffee shop…

Meeting News

Flu vaccine reduces risk for hospitalization in kids, death in adults

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Influenza vaccination reduced the risk for influenza-related hospitalization in children by nearly half and the odds of death in…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Biomarkers could predict AFM with more than 80% accuracy

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers identified a biological signature of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, found in cerebrospinal fluid. The findings…

In the Journals

Lower airway infection prevalence changing in children with cystic fibrosis

September 27, 2019
The prevalence of lower airway infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae among young children with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Prediction score may enable prompt TB treatment in children with HIV

September 23, 2019
A tuberculosis prediction score based on diagnostic models may enable prompt treatment decisions in HIV-infected children with suspected TB and a…

Cover Story

Survival of extremely low-birth-weight infants improves, but lifelong challenges remain

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
In the United States, the anticipated mortality rate for infants weighing less than 500 g who were born in the 1980s was nearly 100%, according to…

Pharmacology Consult

Antihistamines for the common cold: Where’s the evidence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Recommendations for the treatment of common viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children have undergone significant changes over the…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…

In the Journals

Infant flu-associated hospitalizations may be higher than current estimates

September 18, 2019
The incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospital admissions among infants may be more than 2 times higher than current estimates…

In the Journals

Virtual reality improves kids’ experience with chest radiographs

September 18, 2019
Young children who used 3 minutes of virtual reality while undergoing chest radiography experienced reduced anxiety and distress and shorter…


Transmission of Xofluza-resistant flu virus reported in Japanese siblings

September 6, 2019
A recent report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases detailed a case of likely human-to-human transmission of an influenza A virus with reduced…

In the Journals

Mobile phone intervention reduces TB treatment failure in Kenyan study

September 4, 2019
In Kenya, patients with tuberculosis who received daily text-based questions about treatment adherence and other mobile phone-based reminders were…

Xofluza reduces risk for flu by 86% in household contacts

September 3, 2019
Xofluza significantly reduced the risk for influenza infection among children aged younger than 12 years and adults living with infected individuals…

In the Journals

BEST-1 confirms preferred antibiotic regimen for children with bronchiectasis

August 28, 2019
New data from the BEST-1 trial indicate that amoxicillin-clavulanate is more effective than placebo in resolving non-severe exacerbations in children…

In the JournalsPerspective

TB rates declining among US children, but disparities persist

August 22, 2019
Although the rate of new tuberculosis cases among U.S. children and adolescents has decreased by nearly half in recent years, incidence of the…


Migrants detained at border will not be vaccinated against flu

August 21, 2019
Medical professionals caring for migrant children and their families in holding at the southern border will not vaccinate them against influenza in…