Top News Headlines - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Findings may help prevent unnecessary genetic testing of surviving family members

Weight-loss surgery may help severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes far more than medication and lifestyle changes alone, new research suggests.

Intervention included QI training, provider prompts, communication training, performance feedback

Calculator had near perfect calibration in validation sample; high degree of discrimination

An innovative program that combines CBT with neuromuscular training tips from sports medicine is more effective in reducing disability in teens with fibromyalgia than CBT alone, says new research.

Oseltamivir, a drug used to treat influenza, was not linked to an increased risk for suicide in children in a large case-crossover study.

Genetic risk for Alzheimer's may be related to cognition and hippocampal volume in childhood, a finding with implications for disease prevention, risk detection, and pathogenesis.

However, rates still fell short of national goal of 80% coverage, study authors cautioned.

However, prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction among children with asthma

The estimated cumulative vaccine antigen exposure through age 23 months does not differ significantly for children with versus those without hospital visits for infectious diseases not targeted by vaccines from age 24 to 47 months

Pediatricians need to be aware of Lassa virus risk factors and treatment standards, as the virus may be an unrecognized source of infection among children newly arrived in the United States from endemic areas.

Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve now available in smallest size yet

Participation in health behaviors, particularly physical activity, diet, and sleep, may have benefits for POMS.

Rate of pediatric hospitalization, ICU admission increased, 2004 to 2015

NIH-funded findings challenge common practice of increasing doses at early signs of worsening symptoms.

Green-bright-light therapy is no better than red light for treating adolescents and young adults with delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSWPD), researchers from Australia report.

This review article examines recently established trends as well as the new issues that we are faced with, in order to accurately portray the current challenges in research, prevention, and treatment.

Childhood cancer survivors diagnosed by age 4 have elevated risk of severe mental health events

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