Top News Headlines - Friday, December 15, 2017

Elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains in teens, young adults

A new FDA Web page will streamline how the agency updates information to help healthcare providers choose an appropriate antibiotic or antifungal agent for a patient's infection.

Those eligible to certify report less favorable attitudes to medical marijuana overall

Identifying certain types of alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder has proven challenging, but a new approach using a computer-based facial analysis tool may prove useful.

For children younger than 6 treated in U.S. ERs, rate of window blind-related injuries is 2.7 per 100,000

Combining a 16-week initial course of the medication omalizumab with oral immunotherapy (OIT) greatly improves the efficacy of OIT for children with allergies to multiple foods.

Adolescents and young adults regularly engage in oral sex but seldom use condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, new research shows.

This review provides readers with an overview of IH, treatment modalities, and addresses specific considerations in IH disease management.

Successful increase in guideline-adherent evaluation for patients with provider concern for NAT

Significant drop in infant cardiac deaths between 2007 and 2013 in states with mandatory screening

Neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) did better when started on low-level nasal continuous positive pressure (NCPAP) early after birth rather than standard hood oxygen in a multicenter randomized controlled trial.

By monitoring genetic changes during acute peanut-allergy reactions in children, scientists have identified six genes and associated mechanisms that appear to play key roles in driving the response.

It's a well-known fact that many young people use cannabis, and studies have pointed to a link between the drug and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, the links between cannabis use and the development of bipolar symptoms over time have been insufficiently studied -- until now.

Highest risk of persistent opioid use seen in association with cholecystectomy and colectomy

And, slow initiation of the ketogenic diet shows good outcomes in children with epilepsy

Persistent night-waking in children ages 2 to 5 years is positively associated with emotional symptoms, hyperactivity/inattention, and conduct problems when the children reach preschool age.

Cognitive-behavioral sleep interventions provide the greatest benefits to adolescents with higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms, whereas other adolescents with sleep problems respond less well.

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