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Computerized surveillance system quickly detects disease outbreaks among preschoolers

from MNTpaeds - 14 Oct 14

A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be...



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Sleep-related infant deaths: sofa sleeping 'particularly dangerous'

from MNTpaeds - 13 Oct 14

A new AAP study suggests that sofa sleeping for infants is a risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths, and researchers caution that caregivers should be aware of the dangers.



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Barriers lead to poor pain control in Latino children after surgery

from MNTpaeds - 13 Oct 14

More than two-thirds of children from low-income Latino families don't receive adequate pain control when they go home after surgery, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY&trade...



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Does cost effectiveness study under value the impact of meningitis?

from MNTpaeds - 13 Oct 14

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the publication of the cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of new Men B vaccine Bexsero® in the BMJ (October 10, 2014), but is concerned that the...



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Pneumococcal vaccine reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in children by 62 percent

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

The pneumococcal vaccine recommended for young children not only prevents illness and death, but also has dramatically reduced severe antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests nationwide research...



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Study finds college athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Even if they don't show signs of infection, college athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus...



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Hospitalized children benefit from antibiotic stewardship programs

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Hospitalized children go home sooner and are less likely to be readmitted when the hospital has an antibiotic stewardship program that's dedicated to controlling antibiotic prescriptions and...



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Children's national physician looks at effects of energy drinks and caffeine consumption on sleep, mood, and performance in children

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Pediatrician and sleep medicine specialist at Children's National Health System, Judith Owens, MD, says despite increased consumption of energy drinks, there remain knowledge gaps on the health...



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Promising gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency

from MNTpaeds - 10 Oct 14

Researchers have found that gene therapy using a modified delivery system, or vector, can restore the immune systems of children with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1), a rare...



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Squints can be treated at any age - Examination of children important in their first year of life

from MNTpaeds - 09 Oct 14

Around four per cent of all newborn children have a squint. In about 50 per cent of cases, this can be corrected with appropriate glasses, however the other half require treatment for their squint...



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Detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury

from MNTpaeds - 09 Oct 14

Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children.



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Access to heroin treatment influenced by state policies

from MNTpaeds - 09 Oct 14

State policies can influence the number of physicians licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that can treat addiction to heroin and other opioids in outpatient settings, according to a new RAND...



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CDC: life expectancy in the US reaches record high

from MNTpaeds - 08 Oct 14

Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.



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Cocaine-exposed children affected by mother's behavior

from MNTpaeds - 08 Oct 14

It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo's Research...



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Researchers, pediatricians and parents agree that violent media increase child aggression

from MNTpaeds - 08 Oct 14

Majorities of media researchers, parents and pediatricians agree that exposure to violent media can increase aggression in children, according to a new national study.



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Bullied gay and bisexual youth benefit from school connectedness

from MNTpaeds - 08 Oct 14

In a study of 951 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, those experiencing both cyber and school bullying were most likely to engage in aggressive and suicidal behaviors.



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Review of cannabis research since 1993

from MNTpaeds - 08 Oct 14

In the past 20 years recreational cannabis use has grown tremendously, becoming almost as common as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults, and so has the research evidence.



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Kids' oral language skills can predict future writing difficulties

from MNTpaeds - 07 Oct 14

Children's future writing difficulties can be identified before they even learn how to begin writing, according to a new study by Professor Phaedra Royle and Postdoctoral fellow Alexandra Marquis...



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Avoiding obesity during childhood through family meals

from MNTpaeds - 07 Oct 14

Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives.



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Too few parents make plans in case they die early

from MNTpaeds - 07 Oct 14

Parents are failing to make adequate plans for the children they would leave behind should they die early, reveals a new survey by the Childhood Bereavement Network, based at leading children's...



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Healthy kids check effectiveness must be reviewed and further developed

from MNTpaeds - 06 Oct 14

The role of the Healthy Kids Check in prevention and early intervention remains important but its effectiveness as a one-time check must be reviewed and developed further, according to research and...



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Paediatricians need better education about asylum seeker rights

from MNTpaeds - 06 Oct 14

Most Australian paediatricians believe mandatory detention of asylum seeker children is child abuse, but have poor knowledge of health screening and Medicare eligibility of such children, according...



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Association between neighborhood drug sales and drug use

from MNTpaeds - 06 Oct 14

The research showed more frequent the witnessing of drug selling, the higher the odds of use, particularly for greater quantities of drugs or 'harder' drugsFor decades, research has generally...



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Prompting Asthma Intervention in Rochester–Uniting Parents and Providers (PAIR-UP) A Randomized Trial

from ArchPedi - 06 Oct 14

ImportanceA disproportionate number of impoverished and minority children have asthma and receive suboptimal preventive care.ObjectiveTo evaluate whether the Prompting Asthma Intervention in Rochester–Uniting Parents and Providers (PAIR-UP) intervention, administered in primary care offices, improves the delivery of preventive care and reduces morbidity for urban children with asthma.Design, Setting, and ParticipantsCluster randomized trial in which 12 urban primary care practices were matched b



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Influence of the American Society of Hematology Guidelines on the Management of Newly Diagnosed Childhood Immune Thrombocytopenia

from ArchPedi - 06 Oct 14

ImportanceIn 2011, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) published updated guidelines for the management of childhood immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) recommending management with observation alone when there are mild or no bleeding symptoms, regardless of platelet count. Little is known about practice patterns of newly diagnosed ITP in the United States.ObjectiveTo understand the impact of management recommendations on practice patterns.Design, Setting, and ParticipantsRetrospective medical rec


 

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