Top News Headlines - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The US Preventive Services Task Force updates screening/intervention recommendations for obese children and adolescents over the age of 6 years.

Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses

An electronic sepsis alert improved identification of sepsis in the pediatric ED; however, physician judgment was still critical.

American children died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at a sharply higher rate in 2014 than seven years earlier, according to a study released on Monday, which said that the safe storage of firearms could make a big difference in preventing youth suicides.

A new study finds only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance.

This review focuses on the role of taliglucerase alfa in the pediatric population.

State officials declined to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that struck down the law, which prohibited physicians from asking patients if they owned guns.

The Federation of State Medical Boards' updated guidelines on the long-term use of opioid analgesics reflect advisories from the CDC and FDA regarding the opioid epidemic.

Rational subgrouping, stratification on statistical process control charts can cut abdominal radiographs

Once-daily low-dose ferrous sulfate should be considered for children with nutritional iron-deficiency anemia, a new study has found.

A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls.

Findings in patients aged 6 to 11 years with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del-CFTR

A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time, and almost 2 percent of those infants later achieved gifted status in school.

Think the odd drink during pregnancy is safe? New research finds that prenatal exposure to even low levels of alcohol may influence facial development.

Routine empirical antibiotic treatment can be safely avoided in asymptomatic term or late-preterm infants born to mothers with chorioamnionitis, say clinicians from California.

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