pediatrics

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Fairly high levels of interest were demonstrated by patients and family members in this pilot program.

Offensive Parents Risk Compromising Pediatric Quality of Care

Offensive Parents Risk Compromising Pediatric Quality of Care

Doctors and nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds.

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Higher moderate-to-vigorous physical activity predicts fewer symptoms of major depression in children.

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

The use of 'cybercycles' reduces classroom disruptions for children with autism, ADHD and other behavioral disorders.

Peanut Exposure at 4 Months Beneficial for High-Risk Infants

Peanut Exposure at 4 Months Beneficial for High-Risk Infants

The change in allergy recommendations were based on results of a groundbreaking clinical trial.

US Health Care Spending on Children Soars

US Health Care Spending on Children Soars

The greatest areas of growth in absolute terms were inpatient well-newborn care, ADHD and asthma.

Infant Health Care Use Reduced by Home-Visiting Program

Infant Health Care Use Reduced by Home-Visiting Program

This universal program that employs nurse-parent educator teams show a reduction in ER use.

Downward Trends Continue for Teen Drug Use

Downward Trends Continue for Teen Drug Use

The use of tobacco and alcohol among teens also decreased significantly.

Significant Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Areas

Significant Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Areas

The number of cases have risen because of widespread maternal drug abuse, researchers say.

Premature Infants Benefit Long-Term from Continuous Skin-to-Skin Contact

Premature Infants Benefit Long-Term from Continuous Skin-to-Skin Contact

'Kangaroo mother care' was linked to increased survival, with better social and behavioral outcomes.

Pediatric DKA Hospitalizations Shortened with Clinical Practice Guidelines

Pediatric DKA Hospitalizations Shortened with Clinical Practice Guidelines

Shorter hospitalizations were seen among children with DKA after clinical guideline implementation.

Long-Term Benefits with Psychotherapy in Depressed Teens

Long-Term Benefits with Psychotherapy in Depressed Teens

Early treatment of depression may lower the risk of future episodes of mood disorders.

Pediatricians Can Have a Role in Helping Children of Divorce

Pediatricians Can Have a Role in Helping Children of Divorce

Pediatricians should be the child's advocate and try to maintain relationships with both their parents.

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effectively Protects Younger Teens Against Virus

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effectively Protects Younger Teens Against Virus

This global study supports the revised regimen for those aged 15 years and younger.

Many Preschoolers Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Health Problems

Many Preschoolers Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Health Problems

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to expand access to family-based therapies.

Diagnoses of ADHD Among US Preschoolers Are Stabilizing

Diagnoses of ADHD Among US Preschoolers Are Stabilizing

The 2011 AAP treatment guidelines may have contributed to the stabilization of ADHD diagnoses of preschoolers.

Rise in Depression Rates in Adolescents, Especially Young Females

Rise in Depression Rates in Adolescents, Especially Young Females

The authors suggest that cyberbullying and social media use may be possible causes.

Mixed Results in Using iPads to Treat Amblyopia in Children

Mixed Results in Using iPads to Treat Amblyopia in Children

Benefits were seen, but there were no clear and long-term advantages in using binocular gaming over patching when treating amblyopia.

Lower Survival Rates for Children with Nighttime CPR Events

Lower Survival Rates for Children with Nighttime CPR Events

Pediatric CPR events at night was associated with a 12% reduced odds of survival.

Higher HPV Immunization Associated with School-Required Tdap Vaccinations

Higher HPV Immunization Associated with School-Required Tdap Vaccinations

This study suggests that there may be a 'spillover' effect when children get other mandated immunizations.

Tdap Vaccine Not Shown to Cause Any Significant Birth Defects

Tdap Vaccine Not Shown to Cause Any Significant Birth Defects

These findings should reassure women to get the Tdap vaccine in order to help protect their infant against pertussis.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Obesity Screening in Children

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Obesity Screening in Children

The US Preventive Services Task Force fine-tunes their 2010 obesity screening recommendations.

Opioid Overdosing in Children and Teens Rising Dramatically

Opioid Overdosing in Children and Teens Rising Dramatically

This study has found that from 1997 to 2012, 1.3% of children that were hospitalized for opioid overdose had died.

New Guidelines Presented Regarding Fluoroquinolone Use in Children

New Guidelines Presented Regarding Fluoroquinolone Use in Children

These guidelines suggest that fluoroquinolones should be considered in specific situations when there is no safe and effective alternative.

Elevated Vitals in Male Teens Linked to Increased Risk for Psych Disorders

Elevated Vitals in Male Teens Linked to Increased Risk for Psych Disorders

Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders might be spotted during a routine physical at age 18 years.

Changes in Developing Brains Seen in Young Football Players

Changes in Developing Brains Seen in Young Football Players

However, researcher are not yet clear if these structural changes are lasting or meaningful.

Worrisome Rise Seen in Hospital Admissions for Children with Headaches

Worrisome Rise Seen in Hospital Admissions for Children with Headaches

This study finds that hospital admissions for headaches in children are on the rise, but the reasons are still unclear.

FDA Approves First Automated Insulin Delivery Device for Type 1 Diabetics

FDA Approves First Automated Insulin Delivery Device for Type 1 Diabetics

The FDA has approved the MiniMed 670G, a hybrid closed loop system that automatically monitors glucose and delivers insulin to the patient.

Infants Delivered Via C-Section Associated With Increased Risk of Obesity, Study Finds

Infants Delivered Via C-Section Associated With Increased Risk of Obesity, Study Finds

The risk of becoming obese was significantly higher for infants delivered via c-section as compared to those who were delivered vaginally.

Updated Guidelines for Flu Vaccinations in Children Released by the AAP

Updated Guidelines for Flu Vaccinations in Children Released by the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all children aged 6 months or older should receive the seasonal flu vaccine, according to a recently published policy statement.

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