Top News Headlines - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Low screening rate seen at same time as increase in hepatitis C virus prevalence among pregnant women

LN34 is highly accurate and produces results more quickly and cost-effectively than current methods

Increase in annual percentage of all visits for suicide ideation, attempts from 2008 to 2015

Reduces probability that screening for rare disease in newborn blood spot test will be recommended

Overall prescription use has decreased in US children, but use of some drug classes has increased. An expert says the study is important, but raises several questions that require further study.

Long-term neurotoxicity was more frequently seen with cisplatin than with vinca alkaloids

Early acetaminophen exposure after pediatric cardiac surgery may reduce rate of acute kidney injury

A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids' exposure to second-hand smoke.

A change in the way physicians think about testing could reduce the risk for overdiagnosis and overtreatment in children, and minimize the potential for harm, experts report.

The vast majority of young girls in the U.S. with heavy menstrual bleeding are not screened for von Willebrand disease, despite longstanding recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Gilenya is the first multiple sclerosis drug approved for children

Findings based on emotion regulation skills training for at-risk seventh grade students

However, age of onset not tied to chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathological severity

After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest.

Low rates of adverse events for children and adults with T1DM consuming very low-carb diet

For teen girls, being called "fat" by friends or family may contribute to later developing eating disorders, and the harsh word from family members seems to carry the most weight, a recent U.S. study suggests.

A new study suggests that the pupillary light reflex - or how the eye's pupil responds to light - in infants might be an early sign of autism.

Fasting before procedures in the pediatric emergency department (ED) does not decrease adverse events related to sedation.

Children who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb may score higher on certain tests of mental abilities at the age of 12, a small, preliminary study suggests.

Children in the marijuana and tobacco exposure group also had increase in otitis media episodes

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