Study shows Novo's new diabetes drug effective and safe for children
Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin Tresiba (insulin degludec) has been shown to be effective and safe for long-term use in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to new data from a late-stage trial.
Type 1 Diabetes Education Aids Transition to Adult Care
Multidisciplinary, structured, educational interventions for the management of type 1 diabetes, particularly those addressing carbohydrate management during the transition from pediatric to adult care, improve glycemic control.
Enzymes in Tonsils of Kids With OSA May Be Targets for Therapy
Enhanced expression of leukotriene biosynthetic enzymes by tonsillar tissues from children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may represent potential targets for therapy, researchers from Greece report.
Urine-based HPV test 'feasible alternative for cervical cancer screening'
A study claims testing for HPV using urine samples rather than cervical samples provides an effective, non-invasive screening option for women and may increase screening uptake.
Pediatric Elbow Fractures: New Criteria Released
New appropriate use criteria released by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons were developed to guide physicians through the most appropriate treatment options for pediatric elbow fractures.
Eight Percent of Children Account for 24 Percent of ER Visits
Frequent ER utilizers least likely to receive services, especially infants, those without chronic conditions
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds
Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections.
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Control for GI symptoms when testing meds in autistic kids, researchers say
Clinical trials of medications for treating behavioral problems in children with autism should control for the gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) experienced by many patients with the illness.
Amblyopia In Early Childhood May Alter Speech Perception
Children with unresolved amblyopia during early childhood may have difficulty with visual-auditory speech integration and subsequent alterations in speech perception.
'Cocooning' Reduces Whooping Cough Risk in Infants
A case-control study has shown moderate protection against laboratory-confirmed pertussis in infants whose parents received Tdap boosters.
Bullied children 'at higher risk of night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking'
Children who are bullied between the ages of 8 and 10 are more likely to experience night terrors, nightmares or sleepwalking at the age of 12, according to a new study.
High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement
A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds
New International Standards for Fetal Growth, Newborn Size
The first international standards for fetal growth and newborn size reflect a universally healthy growth pattern that could help combat stunting and obesity.
Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says
Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won't have those memories.
New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
An expert panel has issued new guidelines for managing sickle cell disease, stressing the use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusions for many with the genetic disorder.
Cannabis use in adolescence has negative impact on education
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.
Dual Drug Therapy May Help Kids With ADHD and Aggression
Children with ADHD and severe aggression may benefit from adding an antipsychotic to a psychostimulant medication.
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most.
Autism treatment in infancy 'may prevent further symptoms'
A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.
Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease
A protein in breast milk that is not found in infant formula may protect newborns from a potentially deadly gastrointestinal disease, a new study suggests.
'It's coming': The rare and dangerous virus spreading to kids nationwide
Suspected HEV68 cases have sent hundreds to hospitals in recent weeks.
Most asthmatic kids lack health management plans at school
In Chicago, most kids with asthma or food allergies don't have a health management form on file at school, a new study shows. The problem is typical of other cities, too, experts say.
Thyroid, kidney cancers rise slightly in kids; overall childhood cancer rate is stable: Study
Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.
Health Care-Linked Infections Down in Hospitalized Children
Central-line linked bloodstream infections, ventilator-linked pneumonia infections down in NICUs, PICUs
Rapid Streptococcus Tests Accurate
A metaanalysis has suggested that rapid streptococcus tests are accurate and may not need confirmation with throat culture.
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