Top News Headlines - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

miR-193a-5p could be novel diagnostic and therapeutic target

The FDA's Pediatric Advisory Committee voted that the benefit/risk is not favorable for use of opioids, including codeine, for cough suppression in children.

Guideline-adherent therapy tied to fewer 30-day readmissions

Restricting use of off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), for younger children and teens may help curb the number of youth who get seriously injured in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.

Findings among febrile infants (60 days of age or younger) with invasive bacterial infections

Children who get a CT scan in non-pediatric-hospital (NPH) emergency room receive twice as much radiation as their peers who have the same imaging test at a pediatric trauma center (PTC), new findings show.

Open, nonresearch low-risk oral food challenges result in few allergic reactions.

Most also report body dissatisfaction, with females more likely to desire thinness

More infections in first 24 months of life associated with higher risk of the disease

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are all effective for childhood anxiety, a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends everyone aged 6 months or older should receive an influenza vaccine, saying it significantly reduces the risk for serious illness and death during the influenza season.

NIH-funded study suggests PrEP therapy, approved for adults, is safe for youth.

Inadequate evidence is available to assess benefits and harms of screening in those younger than 3

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

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