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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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Novel gene/cell therapy approach developed for lung disease

from MNTpaeds - 04 Oct 14

Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional...



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Grandparents' support linked to parents' willingness to have additional children and child well-being

from MNTpaeds - 03 Oct 14

Grandparents can significantly influence parents' decisions to have additional children and the well-being of grandchildren, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.



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Free birth control reduces teen pregnancies and abortions

from MNTpaeds - 03 Oct 14

Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared...



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HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

from MNTpaeds - 03 Oct 14

A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.



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Do expectant moms receive adequate information on Down syndrome?

from MNTpaeds - 02 Oct 14

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.



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Twitches during REM sleep activate the brain in a unique way, providing further evidence that sleep twitches teach newborns about their bodies

from MNTpaeds - 02 Oct 14

A University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake.



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Chef-made meals can increase school meal participation and vegetable intake among students

from MNTpaeds - 02 Oct 14

Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by 9% and...



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Before they're even old enough to speak: researcher improves babies' language skills

from MNTpaeds - 02 Oct 14

In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds...



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Famous Lines in History Blaschko Lines

from ArchDerm - 01 Oct 14

The lines of Blaschko describe a linear pattern of distribution of various congenital, nevoid, and acquired skin disorders with their suspected embryological origins not yet well understood. These lines were painstakingly and thoroughly documented first by German dermatologist Alfred Blaschko. Blaschko was the son of a physician and was born in 1858 in Freienwalde and died in 1922 in Berlin. He was a private practitioner in Berlin, where his dermatologic interests ranged from dermatitis herpetif



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Famous Lines in History Langer Lines

from ArchDerm - 01 Oct 14

The orientation of surgical incisions over the skin is widely considered to affect scarring and the final cosmetic outcome for patients. When most surgeons visualize lines on the skin surface to guide such incisions, it is Langer lines (also known as skin cleavage or tension lines) that most readily come to mind. Karl Langer (1819-1887), the man behind the famous lines, was born in Vienna, Austria, where he spent most of his life and later became professor of anatomy at Joseph’s Academy. In 1861



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The Subcutaneous Splint A Helpful Analogy to Explain Postoperative Wound Eversion

from ArchDerm - 01 Oct 14

Dermatologists are responsible for a large proportion of surgical reconstructive procedures in the United States. As the number of surgical encounters increases with our aging population, we as physicians continue to encounter new patients for whom the immediate postoperative appearance of a surgical site represents a novel experience.



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JAMA Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Oct 14

Mission Statement: JAMA Dermatology publishes information concerning the skin, its diseases, and their treatment. Its mission is to explicate the structure and function of the skin and its diseases and the art of using this information to deliver optimal medical and surgical care to the patient. We attempt to enhance the understanding of cutaneous pathophysiology and improve the clinician's ability to diagnose and treat skin disorders. This journal has a particular interest in publishing clinica


 

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