Strabismus Risk Much Higher in Very Low Birth Weight Infants
The risk for strabismus was 14 times higher in very premature infants who weighed less than 2000 g at birth, independent of gestational age.
Ob-Gyn Guidance Issued for Young Cancer Patient Concerns (CME)
Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health
More U.S. teens' report using human growth hormone, group says
U.S. teenagers' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they sought to improve athletic performance and appearance, a survey by anti-drug advocates found.
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are
Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported.
Keeping Febrile Infants in Hospital for More Than 24 Hours Unnecessary: Researchers
In febrile but otherwise healthy infants up to three months old with bacteremia, blood cultures will grow pathogenic bacteria within 24 hours of collection, a new study shows.
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows
More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections
Peer Mentoring Helps Moms of Developmentally Disabled Kids
Moms of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities benefit from cognitive behavioral interventions delivered by peer mentors.
Heavy Preschoolers, Parents Treated Together Can Lower BMIs
However, the intervention may present a time challenge for pediatricians and unrealistic expectations for parents, a child obesity expert has noted.
Poor teens may get more than academics at top schools; less risky health behaviors seen, too
Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids
After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady between 2003 and 2012.
Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism
Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated - NIH-funded study
Screening Aid Helps Identify Children With Developmental Delay Earlier
Using a computerized decision aid to help automate developmental surveillance and screening (DSS) at well-child visits results in more children being screened and earlier diagnoses for those with developmental delay.
Poor Parent-Provider Agreement in Advanced Pediatric Cancer (CME)
Poor concordance regarding prognosis and goals of care; variation seen by cancer type
Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC
Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.
Cord Clamping Timing Affects Neonatal Outcome
Delay in cord clamping after spontaneous respiration decreases risk of death/admission
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests
NIH scientists identify gene linked to fatal inflammatory disease in children
Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy
Asthma medication linked to growth suppression in children
A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition.
Could the cause of cerebral palsy run in the family?
A study published by a research team from Norway has found that babies born into families in which someone has cerebral palsy are more likely to develop the condition themselves.
Amblyopia Tx at Young Age Results in Good Vision Later
Outcomes are similar regardless of initial treatment with atropine or patching
Common Treatment Doesn't Help Infants With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Inhaled nitric oxide is widely used in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), but there's no evidence that it significantly improves outcomes, according to a database study.
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad.
Ultrasonography Accurately Diagnoses Hand Bony Fractures in Children
Ultrasonography diagnoses hand bony fractures in pediatric patients with greater than 90% accuracy, researchers from Italy report.
Spoonfuls don't help the medicine go down safely: They can lead to dosing mistakes, study says
The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.
For sleep-related infant deaths, bed-sharing is greatest risk factor
Parents should think twice before sharing their bed with an infant; a new study suggests bed-sharing is the leading cause of sleep-related deaths in younger infants.
Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo
Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents
Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds
Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows
Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study
Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say
Postop Tympanostomy Tube Obstruction Common
More than 10% of children undergoing tympanostomy had postoperative tube obstruction, with serous fluid and increased time to follow-up visit predicting tube occlusion.