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Music and stories kids choose themselves lessen their pain after major surgery

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing -- or audio books -- had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery...



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The importance of alcohol warnings from parents

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15

Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about...



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Safe, effective meningitis A vaccine for infants approved by WHO

from MNTpaeds - 12 Jan 15

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving for use an innovative and affordable vaccine that has all but rid the...



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Juvenile offenders with behavioral health issues benefit from Ohio's diversion program

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jan 15

An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young...



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Prevention better than cure for pediatric brain injury

from MNTpaeds - 11 Jan 15

An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children - published by the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine - provides convincing evidence that protecting...



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Rear-facing car seats should be used until child is 2 years old; almost three-quarters of parents don't follow guidelines

from MNTpaeds - 09 Jan 15

Using a rear-facing car seat until a child is age two reduces risk of serious injury, but close to one-quarter of parents report they turned the seat around before their child was even one year old...



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Teens influenced by misconceptions of their peers

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15

Adolescents tend to judge their peers according to misguided stereotypes, and these misconceptions can in turn lead to risky behavior, according to a new study.



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Risks of youth rugby need urgent scrutiny

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15

The unknown risks of youth rugby need urgent assessment to ensure the safety of junior players, says a senior doctor in The BMJ.



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Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in children and teens

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15

A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.



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12-year study confirms overall safety of measles vaccines

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15

A 12-year study of two measles-containing vaccines, published in Pediatrics, found that seven main adverse outcomes were unlikely after either vaccine.



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Exercise during pregnancy confers blood pressure benefits to kids

from MNTpaeds - 08 Jan 15

It's been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life.



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Respiratory syncytial virus infection may be associated with higher risk for bacterial pneumonia

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jan 15

Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a...



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Cooler temperatures encourage replication of cold virus

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jan 15

The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new Yale-led study.



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Genetic factors may contribute to insomnia in children, teens

from MNTpaeds - 07 Jan 15

A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.



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Small screens in the bedroom hinder children's sleep

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jan 15

Researchers report that sleeping in the same room as smartphones or other devices with small screens can have a negative impact on the amount of sleep that schoolchildren get.



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Is prolonged rest the best medicine for concussion?

from MNTpaeds - 06 Jan 15

Although strict rest - sometimes for several days, in a darkened room - is standard care for concussed patients, a new study suggests it may actually impede recovery.



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BMC receives award to improve care for pediatric patients with complex health issues

from MNTpaeds - 05 Jan 15

Boston Medical Center (BMC) has received a $6.1 million award from the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to establish the Massachusetts Alliance for Complex Care (MACC) and expand...



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Why It Matters to Know the Relationship Between Child Abuse and Neglect and Sexual Offending

from ArchPedi - 05 Jan 15

The link between child abuse and neglect and later problems has been addressed in many studies. An Institute of Medicine report reviewed child abuse and neglect outcomes and documented a broad range of deleterious effects on health, mental health, antisocial behavior, and social and economic functioning. The studies reviewed had varying degrees of methodical rigor; prospective studies with control groups of nonabused children are most likely to definitively answer the important questions.



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Effect of Expanding Medicaid for Parents on Children’s Health Insurance Coverage Lessons From the Oregon Experiment

from ArchPedi - 05 Jan 15

ImportanceIn the United States, health insurance is not universal. Observational studies show an association between uninsured parents and children. This association persisted even after expansions in child-only public health insurance. Oregon’s randomized Medicaid expansion for adults, known as the Oregon Experiment, created a rare opportunity to assess causality between parent and child coverage.ObjectiveTo estimate the effect on a child’s health insurance coverage status when (1) a parent ran



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A Prospective Examination of Whether Childhood Sexual Abuse Predicts Subsequent Sexual Offending

from ArchPedi - 05 Jan 15

ImportanceChildhood sexual abuse has been assumed to increase the risk for sexual offending. However, despite methodological limitations of prior research, public policies and clinical practice have been based on this assumption.ObjectiveTo empirically examine the commonly held belief that sexually abused children grow up to become sexual offenders and specialize in sex crimes.Design, Setting, and ParticipantsThis prospective cohort study and archival records check included cases and control ind



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Project pinpoints 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders

from MNTpaeds - 04 Jan 15

The first results to emerge from a nationwide project to study the genetic causes of rare developmental disorders have revealed 12 causative genes that have never been identified before.



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High IV doses of the antibiotic vancomycin increase the risk of kidney damage in children

from MNTpaeds - 03 Jan 15

Results of a small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study show that hospitalized children given high-dose IV infusions of the antibiotic vancomycin to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections face...



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CDC: current US flu season at threshold for 'epidemic' status

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jan 15

According to the latest figures from the CDC's flu surveillance report, the flu season is at the epidemic level threshold, with 15 flu-related deaths reported among children.



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A different drug regimen could be considered for children where multiple parasite species cause malaria

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jan 15

A different drug regimen could be considered for children where multiple parasite species cause malariaA drug combination of artemisinin-naphthoquine should be considered for the treatment of...



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When child involved in school-based, community obesity intervention, parents lose weight too

from MNTpaeds - 02 Jan 15

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits.


 

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