Social Media Use Tied to Higher Odds of Smoking, Vaping in Youth
(MedPage Today) -- Social media use among adolescents and young adults was associated with a higher likelihood of smoking and vaping, a national longitudinal study from the U.K. found. In individuals ages 10 to 25 years, even those who spent less... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 18, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New Mexico a Safe Haven for Trans Youth
(MedPage Today) -- Days before Texas Children's Hospital -- the last provider of gender-affirming care in Texas -- closed its doors to new patients, a pediatrician handed Jennifer, the mother of a trans teen, a list of more than 30 pediatric... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 15, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The Online World Is a Double-Edged Sword for Youth Mental Health
(MedPage Today) -- John* is a 12-year-old boy with autism who was presenting to our clinic in the midst of a mental health crisis, with suicidal thoughts and school avoidance. Given the bullying he faced, attending school was causing him so much... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 14, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Thousands of Kids Prescribed 'Potentially Harmful' Drugs for Acute COVID
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians prescribed hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin inappropriately to thousands of children with acute COVID-19, according to a retrospective cohort study. In a large U.S. all-payer database, 3,602 ivermectin prescriptions... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 9, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Gene Editing Improves Vision in Rare and Devastating Retinal Disorder
(MedPage Today) -- CRISPR-based gene editing improved vision without serious adverse effects in patients with CEP290-associated inherited retinal degeneration, an interim analysis of a small phase I/II study showed. Among 14 patients who received... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 7, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

More Newborns Intubated on First Try With Video Laryngoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- Video laryngoscopy for the urgent intubation of neonates led to higher rates of success on the first attempt than direct laryngoscopy, a single-center randomized trial from Ireland found. Of more than 200 newborns intubated... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 6, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Social Media More Likely to Promote Positive Views of E-Cigarettes
(MedPage Today) -- NEW YORK CITY -- Despite efforts to curb such content, the majority of sponsored Instagram posts featuring electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) -- such as e-cigarettes -- promoted their use to adolescent users or... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 6, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Some Patients Suffered Psychiatric Issues After Ozempic Initiation
(MedPage Today) -- NEW YORK CITY -- Some patients who newly started a GLP-1 receptor agonist quickly developed psychiatric symptoms, a few case reports detailed here. One case involved a female, age 42, with a history of bipolar I disorder... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 5, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

TikTok and the Death of Nex Benedict
(MedPage Today) -- I'm one of the rare middle-aged women of TikTok. I tell myself -- have convinced myself -- that this social media video platform is a valuable way to reach "the youths" and maybe spark an interest in forensic pathology or... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 3, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Azithromycin Fails to Ease Burden of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preemies
(MedPage Today) -- Azithromycin for premature newborns requiring breathing support failed to improve rates of survival without moderate or severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age, though it proved safe in a large randomized... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 2, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Single Monoclonal Antibody Injection Protected Kids Against Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- A single subcutaneous injection of an investigational monoclonal antibody was safe and effective in preventing malaria in children in Mali, according to results of the phase II Mali Malaria mAB trial. Among 225 children ages... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 26, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Most Expectant Moms Say They're Likely to Get Maternal RSV Vaccine
(MedPage Today) -- A majority of pregnant individuals or those trying to become pregnant were interested in getting a maternal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine once it became available, a nationwide survey found. Of 1,528 respondents... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 25, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

USDA Updates Rules for School Meals That Limit Added Sugars for the First Time
(MedPage Today) -- The nation's school meals will get a makeover under new nutrition standards that limit added sugars for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The final rule also trims sodium in kids' meals... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 24, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Trial Opens for Former Hospital Director Accused of Sexual Abuse of Teen Patients
(MedPage Today) -- The former longtime medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children used physical examinations as a "ruse" to sexually abuse two teenage patients, a prosecutor said Monday, while the physician's attorney... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 23, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pediatric Eye Care 'Deserts' Pervasive in the U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- The vast majority of U.S. counties are pediatric eye care "deserts," a cross-sectional study found. Of the more than 3,000 counties in the nation, just 9.7% had at least one pediatric ophthalmologist and 6.5% had at least one... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 15, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news