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The ABCs of Telemedicine The ABCs of Telemedicine
What are the key steps to take in order to successfully--and profitably--implement telemedicine services?American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

A guide to prescribing painkillers ethically
Opioids are now killing more people in the US than HIV, gun violence or car crashes. A National Academy of Medicine researcher has created guidelines for doctors on prescribing opioids safely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of the M-CHAT follow-up interview (M-CHAT/F) by paediatricians during well-child care visits is feasible, valid and reliable
Autism screening with online decision support by primary care pediatricians aided by M-CHAT/F. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138: e20153036.Early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) leads to early intervention and improved outcomes.1 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends universal screening with a validated tool such as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) at well-child care visits.2 The M-CHAT/R (original M-CHAT and its revised version)- á includes a follow-up interview (the M-CHAT/R-F) designed to clarify positive responses. Use of the M-CHAT/R-F significantly im...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Offers Tips for Reducing Spread of Infection in Organized Sports (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics has offered guidance on preventing and managing various infections associated … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preventing falls in older persons - Moncada LVV, Mire LG.
The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physician... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Chicken Pox
-- While chicken pox is not as common as it used to be, youngsters and unvaccinated adults are still at risk. The highly contagious disease is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the first dose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Leopoldina Annual Assembly focuses on genome editing issues
(Leopoldina) The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina today opened its 2017 Annual Assembly in Halle (Saale), with this year's theme being " Genome Editing - Challenges for the Future " . The two-day event sees distinguished international scientists come together to address new molecular biological methods that enable targeted genetic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescent and young adult tattooing, piercing, and scarification - Breuner CC, Levine DA.
Tattoos, piercing, and scarification are now commonplace among adolescents and young adults. This first clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics on voluntary body modification will review the methods used to perform the modifications. Compli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates
This study showed that our method has a contained, targeted and sustained effect, so we’re very excited about it,” Hong said.Previous experiments showed nanodiamonds to be safe within the body and to be excreted normally. Similarly, earlier work demonstrated that enzymes break down hydrogel.The researchers plan to continue laboratory studies and hope to bring their treatment to clinical trials. Their approach has implications for treating other craniofacial conditions and sleep apnea, as well as healing wounds and bone injuries.Other authors of the study were Dong-Keun Lee, Lawrence Lin, Hsin Chuan Pan, Deborah...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Publication released to help clinicians fight the opioid epidemic
The National Academy of Medicine has released a new publication guide to help healthcare professionals battle the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAM Releases New Special Publication to Help Clinicians Counter Opioid Epidemic
Halting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting throughout the nation, says a new special publication from the National Academy of Medicine. The 21-page publication is an action guide for clinicians if they are prescribing an opioid or managing a patient who presents with a likely opioid use disorder. To successfully marshal progress, the paper calls for clinicians to prioritize non-opioid strategies when managing chronic pain, follow five axioms of responsible opioid prescribi...
Source: News from the National Academies - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAM special publication on how health clinicians can counter opioid epidemic
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Halting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting throughout the nation, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication developed at the request of the National Governors Association to assist the nation's governors as they work with clinicians to counter the opioid crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independently
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Legendary ‘Raging Bull’ Boxer Jake LaMotta Dies at 95
(MIAMI) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according to fiancee Denise Baker. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts, in a career that began in 1941 and ended in 1954. LaMotta fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson the first defeat of his career and losing the midd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Boxing onetime remembrance Source Type: news

AAP Offers First Guidance on Tattoos, Piercings AAP Offers First Guidance on Tattoos, Piercings
The report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed to facilitate conversations between providers, parents, and patients about the increasingly common desire for body modifications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies: 2016 Annual Report
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/21/2017 This 16-page annual report reviews the Forum's 2016 activities, primarily three meetings that explored public health, health care, and emergency medical services (EMS) response during and in the immediate aftermath of a multi-site terrorist attack; key factors and challenges associated with domestic integrated vector management strategies employed to mitigate Zika virus; ongoing steps related to advancing the research and development of life-saving medical countermeasures to address emerging infectious diseases; and furthere...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

White supremacist statues must fall. Even when they are of famous scientists | Yarden Katz
There is no such thing as apolitical science, as a row over the ‘father of gynaecology’, who experimented on slaves, reminds usScience ’s most elite magazine, Nature, published an editorial recently arguing that calling for monuments to figures such as J Marion Sims – often called the “father of gynaecology” – to be removed amounts to “whitewashing” history. Sims is widely praised for developing techniques in gynaecol ogical surgery and founding a women’s hospital in New York in the mid-1800s. But Sims experimented on enslaved black women and infants, operating up...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yarden Katz Tags: Science Biology Race issues Biography Media US news World news UK news Source Type: news

It's time to take the 'great' white men of science off their pedestals | Yarden Katz
Yes, the Oxford statue of Rhodes should fall but why not novelist HG Wells, a eugenics enthusiast, and J Marion Sim, the ‘father of gynaecology’ who experimented on slaves, tooScience ’s most elite magazine, Nature, published an editorial recently arguing that calling for monuments to figures such as J Marion Sims – often called the “father of gynaecology” – to be removed amounts to “whitewashing” history. Sims is widely praised for developing techniques in gynaecol ogical surgery and founding a women’s hospital in New York in the mid-1800s. But Sims experimented ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yarden Katz Tags: Science Biology Race issues Biography Media US news World news UK news Source Type: news

Weighing nonsurgical treatment options for knee osteoarthritis pain
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Osteoarthritis of the knee may not be totally preventable but according to Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with Brigham and Women's Hospital, there are some key factors that we can control to minimize the chances of developing bone and joint pain. What's the best treatment option for those who already have knee OA? Dr. Matzkin explains her study's findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CUHK sets out to reveal impact of Arctic amplification on East Asian winter climate
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) An ongoing research project aims to identify and explain teleconnections and future changes in the East Asian Winter Monsoon under Arctic Amplification. This integral study would be beneficial for policymakers in evaluating the risk of cold extremes in East Asia, and will be of great importance for the socioeconomic development of this densely populated region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Register for the AIBS Workshop on Interdisciplinary Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

American Academy Of Pediatrics Warns Teens About Tattoos, Piercings
BOSTON (CBS) – Tattoos and piercings have become quite popular with teens and young adults, and now for the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is weighing in, hoping to reduce the risk of infection and complication. Pediatricians say it’s important to choose a salon that is sterile and regulated by the state.  Make sure your immunizations are up to date, and ask how to care for your tattoos or piercings at home. And it’s important to know the law.  The age limit for body piercings and tattooing varies by state.  Some states prohibit any tattooing under the age of 18 while ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV American Academy Of Pediatrics CBS CBS Boston Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Nemours finds that pediatric telemedicine saved money and time for patients, health system
A new study of 120 sports medicine patients shows that telemedicine saved patients an average of $50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time, and saved a health system $24 per patient. The study, which has not yet been published, was presented last week at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. It was conducted by Nemours Health System. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Eight children have been born after uterus transplants
Eight children born after uterus transplants is the culmination of 18 years of research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New pediatric guidance on tattoos, piercings
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its first guidance on tattoos and piercings. Thirty-eight percent of millennials, like Justin Bieber (left) and Miley Cyrus (right) have tattoos. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What teens need to know about tattoos
Tattoos have never been more popular, but before teens opt for ink, the American Academy of Pediatrics says there are health and safety issues they and their parents should consider. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out
-- If you have food allergies and plan to eat out, it's important to remember that the beverages you drink may also be a source of the sniffles or more serious reactions. The American Academy of Food Allergy Asthma& Immunology offers these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Here ’s What Kids Should Know About Tattoos and Piercings
If teen trends lose their edge when adults find out about them, then this week may bring a sign that tattoos have finally gone mainstream. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever recommendations on tattoos, body piercing and “scarification,” the practice of intentionally scarring skin into words or a design by burning or cutting it, in a clinical report released Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The association of pediatricians typically publishes guidance on health topics like vaccinations, nutrition and puberty. But the popularity of tattoos—three in 10 Americans reported they had at le...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Pediatrics piercing public health scars tattoo risks tattoos Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics announces its first recommendations on tattoos, piercings
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to the first clinical report on the topic published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eight children born after uterus transplants
(University of Gothenburg) Eight children born -- and the first robot-assisted operation performed. These are some of the results of 18 years of research at Sahlgrenska Academy on uterus transplants. In Gothenburg, the elite of the research world in the field are now gathering for their first congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Big Little Lies Stars Make Plea for ‘More Great Roles for Women’ in Emmys Speech
This article originally appeared on EW.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shirley Li / EW Tags: Uncategorized awards big little lies emmys Nicole Kidman onetime Reese Witherspoon Source Type: news

AAP Issues First Recommendations on Tattoos, Other Body Modifications (FREE)
By the Editors The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its first recommendations on tattoos, body piercings, and other body modifications in youth.Published in Pediatrics, the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Exploring the Translation of the Results of Hurricane Sandy Research Grants into Policy and Operations: Proceedings of a Workshop-In Brief
National Academies Press. 09/2017 This nine-page document summarizes a workshop held on July 20, 2017, in Washington, DC, to explore key findings from published Hurricane Sandy research grant projects. Participants examined the impact of the scientific findings on disaster policy and operations, and discussed opportunities to translate the research findings to future preparedness response and recovery efforts. The workshop included panel sessions on the potential policy and operational implications from research on mental health, public health, access to care, and primary care. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program Annual Report 2016
National Academies Press. 09/2017 This 34-page document is the third report on the Gulf Research Program that reviews accomplishments, highlights activities, and, over time, will assess metrics to determine how the program is progressing in accomplishing its goals. It captures key developments and successes in 2016, as the program ramped up its grant offerings with five competitions for five different grant types: exploratory, synthesis, capacity building, research-practice, and research and development. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opening day of Dentsply Sirona World exceeded expectations
After much anticipation, the first day of the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting concluded with high praiseLas Vegas, N.V. (Sept. 15, 2017) –After months of anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 has officially begun! This three-day event is the industry ’s only educational festival, and those in attendance have now experienced the Dentsply Sirona difference.The day started with the magnificent Opening General Session. With a ballroom submerged in darkness, LED light dancers wowed the audience with incredible illusions and captivating choreography. Immediately following, Group Senior Vice President of the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative Activated for Harvey and Irma
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for September 15, 2017 – October 14, 2017 in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or sup...
Source: MCR News - September 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

Jennifer Lawrence to Take Break From Acting, Possibly to Make Pottery
Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, has had an insanely successful run over the last seven years. In fact, since bursting onto the scene with Winter’s Bone in 2010 and leading the Hunger Games and X-Men franchises, Lawrence has never taken more than a few months off before hitting the set of a buzzy new film. Her latest, Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller mother!, hits theaters today. Meanwhile, the first trailer for the upcoming Russian spy drama Red Sparrow, due in 2018, was just released. Today Show host Savannah Guthrie asked Lawrence in an interview, which aired on Th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Source Type: news

St. Louis Cop Found Not Guilty in 2011 Killing of Black Suspect
(ST. LOUIS) — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of murder in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, a decision that could spark protests with National Guard troops on standby. Judge Timothy Wilson found the former officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. The bench ruling came more than a month after testimony concluded. Activists had threatened civil disobedience if Stockley was acquitted, and authorities took steps to deal with that scenario. All three downtown courthouses, including the federal courthouse, and som...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Salter/ AP Tags: Uncategorized Missouri onetime Source Type: news

New eShunt System Presented at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery Annual meeting in Santa Barbara, CA
Early in vivo testing results show promise in treating communicating hydrocephalus BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CereVasc, LLC, a company focused on improving the care of patients with communicating hydrocephalus a... Devices, Neurosurgery CereVasc , eShunt System, hydrocephalus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Happened When Jennifer Garner Got High on Laughing Gas and Listened to Hamilton
Until this week, Jennifer Garner has been best known for her starring roles in 2004’s 13 Going on 30, the Academy Award winning Dallas Buyers Club, and the J.J. Abrams-created television show Alias. But now, thanks to a video uploaded by the star on Instagram on Thursday, the Texan actress’ role that will go down in history is her performance following a dental procedure where she was given local anesthesia to numb her mouth and laughing gas (the sedative nitrous oxide) to relax her and ease the pain. The combination of the anesthesia and the laughing gas is an utterly brilliant one: a numb-mouthed, high Garner...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Novartis' Cosentyx ® sets new benchmark in psoriasis with robust 5-year sustained Phase III efficacy and safety data
Novartis has announced, first of its kind Phase III data showing Cosentyx® (secukinumab) delivered high and long-lasting skin clearance in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis at 5 years[1]. These data were presented for the first time at the 26th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

AAP says number of children addicted to opioids is growing
A study from the American Academy of Pediatrics has found that the number of children addicted to opioids jumped by 17,000 from 2008 to 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP says children shouldn't sit on laps when using slides
A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics has found children using slides are far more likely to injure their lower leg or shinbone when on a parent's lap. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

300,000 families living in US-Mexico border towns face exposure to toxic stress
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Roughly 300,000 Texans living in impoverished border communities known as 'colonias' are facing substandard housing, lack of resources and exposure to toxic stress. New research finds these communities are also ill-equipped to face a natural disaster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

US regions with stricter gun laws have lower rates of pediatric injuries due to firearms
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Regions of the United States that have the strictest gun laws also have the lowest rates of childhood firearm injuries, according to new research. The study abstract, 'Geographic Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries: A Five-Year National Study,' will be presented Friday, Sept. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference& Exhibition in Chicago. The northeastern US had the lowest rates of child injuries from guns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests increase in adverse effects due to use of opioids in hospitalized children
(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research to be presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference and Exhibition in Chicago suggests an urgent need for safer children's pain medications, with the number of hospitalized infants, children and teens who experienced adverse reactions to opioid painkillers increasing by more than half between 2003 and 2012. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evidence of drug use in mothers of babies with NAS -- but also in control group mothers
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Researchers conducting a study of newborns experiencing symptoms of drug withdrawal knew the infants' mothers would test positive for substance use. But in the course of their study they had another, surprising finding: They discovered that 1 in 4 women enrolled in the 'drug-free' comparison group, whose infants were not diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome, also tested positive for illicit drug use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news