Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes.
Potentially Pathological ECG Patterns Prevalent in Young (CME)
More than 20 percent of young non-athletes have potentially pathological patterns.
Childhood ADHD Linked to Obesity in Teens
Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may put children at higher risk of becoming obese in adolescence, a new study suggests.
Few Australian Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Have Confidential Visits With Doctors
Not many adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Australia have confidential visits with their doctors as guidelines recommend, new research suggests.
Energy drinks linked to risky behaviors among teens
Consuming highly caffeinated energy drinks like Amp, Red Bull or Rockstar could be a telltale sign of other problems for high school students, according to a Canadian study.
Ultrasound/MRI Strategy Diagnoses Appendicitis in Kids Without Radiation
Ultrasound followed selectively by MRI can diagnose appendicitis accurately in children, a retrospective study suggests.
Smokers Ban Home Smoking When They See Dangers to Their Kids
The dangers of thirdhand smoke have convinced some smoking parents to enforce a 'no smoking' rule at home and in the car.
U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
Report cites improving safety profile
Nurses See Barriers to Asking Parents of Hospitalized Kids About Smoking
Nurses are much more likely to ask parents about a hospitalized child's exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) if they are required to do so by nursing admission assessments.
Sleep Machines May Exceed Safe Noise Levels for Infants (CME)
Maximum volume levels may damage infant hearing and auditory development.
Do Teens Referred for Mental Health Treatment Go Through With It?
Less than half of teenagers who test positive for mental disorders and receive a referral for care actually undergo treatment, a new study has found.
Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer
Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report.
Prevalence of allergies the same, regardless of where you live
In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes of Health report that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions of the United States, except in children 5 years and younger.
Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids' arteries
Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children's arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up.
Smoking tied to changes in the structure of teen brains
Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.
Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents: A Complex Issue
Type 2 diabetes is no longer just an adult disease, with a rising number of 12 to 18 year olds being diagnosed with the condition, primarily due to obesity. Management of such patients is complex.
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers say.
CT May Be Avoided With Isolated Vomiting in Peds Head Trauma (CME)
When vomiting is the only sign or symptom, clinically important traumatic brain injury is uncommon.
Propranolol Associated With Reduced Need for Invasive Hemangioma Treatment
The introduction of propranolol for treating nasal infantile hemangioma (NIH) was associated with a reduced need for invasive treatment, a new retrospective cohort study suggests.
New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%'
Researchers say autism diagnosis may fall by more than 30% under the new APA autism diagnosis guidelines, which means thousands of children may go without the support they need.
PCR Useful for Diagnosing Some Types of Viral Infection
Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) testing is effective for diagnosing some types of viral infection in children with acute respiratory illness (ARI).
US Obesity rates down in preschoolers, up in older women
New US study from the CDC shows obesity rates in the last 10 years fell 43% in children aged 2 to 5 years, and rose significantly in women aged 60 and over.
Neurofeedback for ADHD: Significant, Lasting Improvement
Computer-based neurofeedback training produces significant and lasting improvement in ADHD symptoms and outperforms computer cognitive training.
Solving the Puzzle of Infant Leukemia
Why do babies just a few months old sometimes develop cancer when they have not lived long enough to accumulate a critical number of cancer-causing mutations? Researchers have come one step closer to solving that puzzle.
Ondansetron Not Proving Effective for Gastroenteritis in Real World
There's been a dramatic increase in US emergency departments in the use of the oral antiemetic ondansetron in children with acute gastroenteritis, but no significant reduction in the use of IV rehydration.
Research Agenda Developed for Teen Antipsychotic Rx Use
Second prioritized research agenda focuses on management of ductal carcinoma in situ
Review: Antibiotics Don't Avert Otitis, Pneumonia in Children
No strong evidence for preventive effect in children with undifferentiated acute respiratory infections.
MMR Vaccine Timing, Sequencing Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations
Children receiving third DTaP-IPV-Hib after MMR have higher rate of infectious disease admission.
App Helps Prevent Group B Strep Infection in Newborns
The CDC announces a new smartphone application (app) that eases implementation of evidence-based guidelines to prevent group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections in neonates.
Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows
Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking
Invasive Procedures in Preterm Infants May Contribute to Lower IQ in Childhood
Preterm infants generally require invasive procedures, but performing them may be associated with abnormal brain development and lower IQ, a new study has found.
Off-Label Pediatric Drug Prescribing: AAP Updates Guidance
More than half of medications lack evidence of safe and effective pediatric use, making it 'more than likely' that practitioners will prescribe drugs off-label to appropriately treat young patients.
For kids, retail medical clinics not best choice: pediatricians
In an updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still says kids shouldn't get their primary care from clinics at retail outlets. But it acknowledges that the clinics have become more popular and many people choose them anyway.
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
Rare polio-like disease strikes five kids in California
A conference report of five cases affecting children in California points to the possibility of an infectious polio-like illness emerging in the state.
Study's results encourage expectant monitoring for women with hypertension
There are two strategies to manage hypertensive disorders for pregnant women between 34 and 37 weeks. The first is immediate delivery, which will cure the mother and thereby prevent complications.
Evidence for action: Making invisible children visible through data
The world made a set of promises to children 25 years ago when it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We promised every girl and boy the right to survive and be healthy.
Study finds increasing trend in home birth neonatal mortality rates
[...] patients delivered at home by midwives had a roughly four times higher risk of neonatal deaths than babies delivered in the hospital by midwives. The increased neonatal mortality risk is associated with the location of a planned birth, rather than the credentials of the person delivering the baby.
Study finds intervention leads to reduction of C-sections and neonatal morbidities
[...] Cesarean deliveries reviews and best practices implementation are effective to provide optimal care by an appropriate management of medical interventions, leading to a significant reduction of cesarean deliveries and neonatal morbidity.
Early infant CF diagnosis associated with improved nutritional status
Study Rundown: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease responsible for multi-system organ involvement most commonly secondary to impaired chloride channel transport. Patients with CF often experience pulmonary, sinus, endocrine, and nutrition complications.
Some 1,500 babies are born pre-term in Maine each year
Recent federal statistics show that Americas pre-term birth rate declined for the sixth year in a row but remains higher than any industrialized nation in the world.
Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby
For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be grueling. How do they (and their parents) get through it? We follow one baby born with a serious heart defect. Exposed to the air by the surgeon's knife, a baby's heart, the size of a small plum, is beating vigorously. Two theatre nurses count and re-count their trays of instruments.
Increased Risk of Stillbirth, Neonatal Death For Babies Conceived By Assisted Reproductive Therapy
The risk of stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is nearly twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies, according to a recent study.
New genetic causes of neonatal diabetes revealed
Scientists in England have shed further light on the genetic causes of neonatal diabetes, a very rare condition that affects 1 in 100,000 births. Neonatal diabetes is caused by a genetic mutation which affects the body's production of insulin, causing sharp rises in blood glucose levels among infants.