Top News Headlines - Monday, April 23, 2018

RG7916 increases survival motor neuron protein level, with 6.5-fold increase noted with highest dose

Many patients may be undergoing endoscopy with contaminated instruments, a pair of new studies suggest.

Lurasidone, approved for bipolar depression in children and adolescents on the basis of 6-week findings from a phase 3 trial, is also safe and effective for up to 28 weeks, new open-label data show.

Improvement in academic, health, and behavioral outcomes in most intervention groups

Also, bullying by peers is associated with depressive symptoms and disordered eating behavior

The newly developed UTICalc calculator can be used to guide testing and treatment in children with suspected urinary tract infection.

Pediatric nephrologists have developed a staging system to help predict the length of time until a child with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

NIH study finds higher rates of dissatisfaction with family relationships.

Children born very preterm have language difficulties that persist at least to age 13 years without evidence of catching up with other children, researchers report.

No negative effects seen in neurobehavioral outcomes after 11 years

Everyday activities children engage in outside of sports can result in concussion and also require a high index of suspicion for timely diagnosis, researchers say.

A new study shows that when it comes to detecting tuberculosis in children, trained rats may be more effective and accurate than standard diagnostic tests.

Use of whole-body computed tomography did not reduce mortality in children with blunt trauma compared with use of selective computed tomography, a study found.

First tool to aid timing of progression of chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal disease

Sustained social-emotional impacts seen 1.5 years after program completion

Significant differences identified in the development of 12 fiber tracts between FXS, controls

More research needed to determine long-term effects on development

Findings seen for diagnosis of zone I disease, plus disease, and type 2 retinopathy of prematurity

Children who have their tonsils removed before they're at least three years old may be more likely to have complications afterward than kids who have the surgery when they're older.

At mid-childhood, 23 percent of studied children with high waist circumference had elevated ALT

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