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Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years

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DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The

In the JournalsPerspective

Same-day LARC for teens saves $2,000 per patient

October 15, 2019
Providing teenagers with same-day long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, saved more than $2,000 per Medicaid patient in the United States vs…

In the Journals

New estimate finds 4% of children have hypertension

October 14, 2019
Globally, the overall prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents aged 19 years or younger is 4%, according to a systematic review and

In the Journals

One in six American children has a developmental disability

October 11, 2019
Between 2009 and 2017, approximately one in six children aged 3 to 17 years in the United States had a diagnosed developmental disability, according…

In the Journals

Pediatric suicide attempts often involve OTC medications

October 10, 2019
Poison control center calls for suspected suicide-related pediatric self-poisonings often involve over-the-counter, or OTC, medications, including…

FDA OKs new indication for canagliflozin, laser therapy improves menopausal symptoms — top stories in endocrinology

October 9, 2019
The FDA recently approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin, and a randomized controlled trial showed that laser therapy can…

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Biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy could impact incidence of severe reactions

October 9, 2019
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recently voted in support of AR101, an investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut…

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Current ADHD medications provide patients, clinicians with ‘exciting’ options

October 8, 2019
Tim Wilens, MD, chief of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and professor of psychiatry at…

In the JournalsPerspective

Most youth with nicotine use disorder are not treated

October 8, 2019
Nearly all Medicaid-insured adolescents and young adults with diagnosed nicotine use disorder, or NUD, do not receive counseling or pharmacologic…

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…

FDA News

FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…

In the Journals

CDC: Flavored e-cigarette use rises among children, teens

October 3, 2019
Flavored e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students is rising, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly

Meeting NewsPerspective

Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…

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Measles tests: What PCPs need to know

October 3, 2019
Although the United States appears to have avoided losing its nearly 20-year status as a measle-free nation, there have been at least 1,243 cases of…

In the Journals

Women, girls with ADHD six times more likely to have teenage pregnancy

October 2, 2019
Women and girls with ADHD are significantly more likely to give birth as teenagers than those without ADHD, according to a nationwide cohort study…

In the Journals

Oral contraceptives may increase depression risk in adolescent girls

October 2, 2019
Adolescent girls who take oral contraceptive pills may have an increased risk for depressive symptoms, according to findings published in JAMA

GuidelinesPerspective

AAP updates 2011 ADHD guideline

October 1, 2019
The AAP has updated its clinical practice ADHD guideline for the first time since 2011. The recommendations focus predominantly on evaluation…

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend drug counseling by PCPs

October 1, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the evidence was insufficient to recommend counseling by primary care physicians to prevent drug use…

In the Journals

More than 70% of US adults are not aware of HPV cancer risks

September 27, 2019
More than 70% of adults in the United States are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile and oral cancers, according to research published in JAMA