Swedish Study Supports Newborn Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Screening
Sweden's newborn screening program for congenital adrenal hyperplasia is proving 'highly effective' in detecting the potentially lethal salt-wasting form of the disease and thereby reducing deaths.
Mitochondrial Dysfunction Evident in Some Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder
A significant proportion of patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction on magnetic resonance studies, in a study that one expert called 'fascinating.'
Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study
Young people with epilepsy are more likely than kids without the neurological disorder to suffer broken bones or burns, a new large study from England finds.
Prenatal SSRI Exposure May Up Odds of Autism in Boys (CME)
Strongest correlation seen for first trimester; link also seen for developmental disorder.
Preschool Depression Strong Predictor of Later MDD
Preschoolers with depressive syndrome run a significantly increased risk for major depression later in childhood.
AAFP Provides Tips to Address Patients' Vaccine Concerns
Physicians must be prepared to explain the risks and benefits of vaccinations
Medical devices for kids are often only tested on adults
Most medical devices that have been recently approved for use in pediatrics weren't actually tested on kids first, according to a new study.
Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time
Fussy and demanding babies are likely to spend slightly more time plopped in front of a TV or computer screen when they're toddlers than are "easier" babies, new research finds.
Different Childhood Asthma Phenotypes May Need Different Treatment Strategies
Different childhood asthma phenotypes respond differently to inhaled anti-inflammatory medications, suggesting a need for differential treatment strategies.
'Poor labeling and lack of education' to blame for energy drink misperceptions
Energy drinks are associated with many health problems. But still, young people think they are safe to consume. One professor says poor labeling and lack of education are to blame.
Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on preventing and treating poisonings.
Twice-Daily Amoxicillin Effective in Children With Pneumonia
Twice-daily dosing of oral amoxicillin is as effective as a three-times-a-day approach in treating mild pediatric pneumonia, according to Brazilian researchers.
Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis May Benefit From Fitted Foot Orthoses
Prefabricated fitted foot orthoses may reduce pain and improve quality of life among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting
Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says
Common Tests May Miss Pediatric Diabetic Neuropathy
Noninvasive methods for screening pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes for peripheral diabetic neuropathy (DN) have low sensitivity.
Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids
Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted
iPad App Effective for Treating Amblyopia in Children
The iPad app strives to put the fun in treating binocular dysfunction in preschool children.
Overweight/Obese Youth May Not Receive Needed Lab Screening
Data published in the CDC's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report revealed few overweight and obese children receive recommended screenings for obesity-linked conditions.
U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased since 1999: study
U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by government health researchers that found a sharp drop in preschool obesity rates over the past decade.
Live Vaccines Safe for Many DiGeorge Syndrome Patients
Live vaccines may be safe for individuals with mild to moderate immunosuppression related to DiGeorge syndrome, according to a retrospective study.
Benefits of Neonatal Circumcision Outweigh Risks
Findings add evidence to support the American Academy of Pediatrics' infant circumcision policy
Cerebral Palsy: Parenting Support Lowers Behavioral Problems
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for parents of children with cerebral palsy reduced dysfunctional parenting styles and child hyperactivity.
Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists
Study found those with lower cortisol levels were more likely to crash
Single Drug May Suffice for Gram-Negative Bacteremia in Kids
Routine addition of an aminoglycoside to a beta-lactam as empirical therapy for children with Gram-negative bacteremia may not be helpful except in those with risk factors for MDRGN organisms.
Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms Persist Through Childhood (CME)
At age 20, half of patients report having a six-month symptom- and treatment-free period
Hearing Aid Use in Children With Mild Loss Improves Speech
Early provision of hearing aids supports better speech, language development
11th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference
Apr 23 - 26, 2014
Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Advances and Controversies
Apr 23 - 26, 2014
3rd International Symposium Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine 2014
May 02 - 03, 2014
May 03 - 06, 2014
New Perspectives in the Management of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome Satellite Symposium
May 04, 2014
32rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases
May 06 - 10, 2014
2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Perinatal/Neonatal Conference
May 14 - 16, 2014