Tetanus Remains a Threat to Unvaccinated Tetanus Remains a Threat to Unvaccinated
A recent case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child shows that this condition still poses a danger to people who are not vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast! Probiotics Work for Kids With AGE, Right? Not so Fast!
Older studies suggested that probiotics were an effective strategy for treating acute gastroenteritis in kids. But now two new randomized trials call that conclusion into serious question.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

5 Best of 2018: Pediatrics Viewpoints 5 Best of 2018: Pediatrics Viewpoints
Dr William Basco begins 2019 by reviewing the most widely read and commented upon Viewpoint columns on Medscape Pediatrics in 2018.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Scientists, Officials in China Abhor Gene Editing That Geneticist Claims Scientists, Officials in China Abhor Gene Editing That Geneticist Claims
Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems Anesthesia in Early Childhood Not Tied to Developmental Problems
Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Teen Vapers Smoke Just as Much as Youth Who Don't Use E-Cigarettes Teen Vapers Smoke Just as Much as Youth Who Don't Use E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes aren't likely to keep kids away from traditional cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Tenth Child Dies From Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Facility Tenth Child Dies From Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Facility
A 10th child has died in a viral outbreak at a rehabilitation center in northern New Jersey, where 27 young patients with compromised immune systems have been confirmed with adenovirus infections, state health officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

JUUL's Social Media Campaign Resonates Alarmingly With Teens JUUL's Social Media Campaign Resonates Alarmingly With Teens
The popular e-cigarette brand JUUL is attracting an alarming number of teens online, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Is the Risk for Mortality in an Infant After a BRUE? What Is the Risk for Mortality in an Infant After a BRUE?
Is it necessary to admit all infants who experience a BRUE to the hospital for observation?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

The Physician Behind the PREDIMED Retraction The Physician Behind the PREDIMED Retraction
Dr John Mandrola interviews Dr John Carlisle about the methodology he uses to uncover previously unrecognized flaws in randomized controlled trials.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply Synthetic Pot Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply
The US Foor and Drug Administration warns that synthetic cannabis laced with rat poison poses a significant health risk to users and the US blood supply.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Pediatrician Burnout: Similar, yet Different Pediatrician Burnout: Similar, yet Different
Burnout in pediatricians has some of the same root causes as in all types of physician. But some causes are unique to the challenges and joys of caring for children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

The Link Between Screen Time and Eye Symptoms in Kids The Link Between Screen Time and Eye Symptoms in Kids
A growing body of research has examined the link between increasing amounts of screen time and visual problems in the youngest kids.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

U.S. Cannot Cut Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants - Federal Judge U.S. Cannot Cut Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grants - Federal Judge
A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma
Inflammatory skin diseases cause more harm than skin cancers when years of disability are considered, according to the latest report from the Global Burden of Disease Study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies
Premature babies of mothers with cytomegalovirus who pick up the infection from breast milk are unlikely to develop neurological problems in early childhood as a result, according to a Dutch study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

US Infant, Child Mortality Higher Than in Other Wealthy Nations US Infant, Child Mortality Higher Than in Other Wealthy Nations
The mortality rate remained dramatically higher for infants and youths aged 1 to 19 years in the United States compared with 19 other countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why DACA, DREAM Act Should Matter to Pediatricians Why DACA, DREAM Act Should Matter to Pediatricians
In the interests of their patients and colleagues, U.S. pediatricians should advocate for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and the Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Are Treatment Studies for Major Depression in Teens Relevant to Real Life? Are Treatment Studies for Major Depression in Teens Relevant to Real Life?
Adolescent patients included in clinical trials of therapies for major depressive disorder (MDD) differ considerably from depressed adolescents encountered in daily practice, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medicaid Cuts Hurt Us All Medicaid Cuts Hurt Us All
I have great insurance. Will Medicaid cuts hurt me and my family?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Sharp Rise in Suicides by Gun Among American Children Sharp Rise in Suicides by Gun Among American Children
American children died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at a sharply higher rate in 2014 than seven years earlier, according to a study released on Monday, which said that the safe storage of firearms could make a big difference in preventing youth suicides.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kids With Belly Pain: When You Can't See the Appendix Kids With Belly Pain: When You Can't See the Appendix
Is it safe to assume that appendicitis is not the source of abdominal pain when ultrasound fails to visualize a child's appendix?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

' Baby Boxes' Help New Moms Stick to Safer Sleep Practices'Baby Boxes' Help New Moms Stick to Safer Sleep Practices
Providing new mothers with a"baby box" - a cardboard bassinet with a mattress and fitted cotton sheet - reduces the likelihood that they ’ ll adopt the unsafe habit of sharing a bed with their newborn, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Deportation Centers Are Like for Kids: AAP Takes a Look What Deportation Centers Are Like for Kids: AAP Takes a Look
No security blanket, no teddy bear. Dr Fernando Stein tells Medscape viewers what children experience in deportation centers and what AAP is doing to help.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Men More Involved in Parenting Than Ever Before - Global Survey Men More Involved in Parenting Than Ever Before - Global Survey
Most people in emerging and developed economies believe men are now more involved in parenting than ever before, with many saying the role of women should not be confined to the home.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Black U.S. Babies Still More Likely to Die Than White Infants Black U.S. Babies Still More Likely to Die Than White Infants
Even as infant mortality rates are declining nationwide, there are some U.S. states where black babies are much more likely to die than white infants, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sunshine and Air: What Should You Tell Your Asthmatic Patients About Vitamin D? Sunshine and Air: What Should You Tell Your Asthmatic Patients About Vitamin D?
How much evidence is necessary before we give advice on adjunct therapies?Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Deadline Near for Physicians to Verify Pharma Pizza and Cash Deadline Near for Physicians to Verify Pharma Pizza and Cash
This summer, the CMS Open Payments program will publish what drug and device companies reportedly gave physicians in 2016. Physicians have a limited time to challenge the data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children at U.S.-Mexico Border Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children at U.S.-Mexico Border
Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Top Five Things to Tell Patients: Preventing Skin Cancer Top Five Things to Tell Patients: Preventing Skin Cancer
These messages may resonate most with young, fair-skinned patients at risk for skin cancer.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Prefilled'Code Cart' Epinephrine Syringes Inaccurate for Children Prefilled'Code Cart' Epinephrine Syringes Inaccurate for Children
Prefilled epinephrine syringes used to stock"code carts" do not accurately deliver small doses, as in the setting of pediatric cardiac arrest, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases
A parent's story with two different outcomes illustrates why newborn screening is so important in the early diagnosis and treatment of rare disorders.The National Organization for Rare Disorders (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

1.4 Million Children at Imminent Risk of Death in Famines 1.4 Million Children at Imminent Risk of Death in Famines
Nearly 1.4 million children are at"imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Physicians Who Made History Physicians Who Made History
Which physicians helped shape the nation? Test yourself!Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

The HPV Vaccine: Skip the Third Dose? The HPV Vaccine: Skip the Third Dose?
A study assesses whether HPV type-specific antibody responses are the same for the two-dose and three-dose series.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Summer May Be the Most Fattening Time of Year for Kids Summer May Be the Most Fattening Time of Year for Kids
Children are more likely to become overweight or obese during summer vacation than during the school year, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

5 Best of 2016: Pediatrics Viewpoints 5 Best of 2016: Pediatrics Viewpoints
Dr William Basco ends the year by reviewing the most widely read and commented upon pediatric viewpoint columns on Medscape in 2016.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Parents May Overlook Child Safety During Holiday Travels Parents May Overlook Child Safety During Holiday Travels
Traveling during the holidays is stressful enough without adding kids to the mix, and a new survey suggests that when children are involved, the trips can pose serious safety risks for little ones.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Can Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Hurt Kids? Can Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Hurt Kids?
Although there is no definitive proof that lavender and tea tree oils act as endocrine disruptors, studies suggest a possible link.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Is This Really the Best Drug to Treat Depression in Kids? Is This Really the Best Drug to Treat Depression in Kids?
A meta-analysis of pediatric depression drug trials has a clear winner: fluoxetine.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Are Too Many Kids With Autism Being Diagnosed With ADHD? Are Too Many Kids With Autism Being Diagnosed With ADHD?
Up to half of children with autism are diagnosed with ADHD . Is that diagnosis always right? Dr Yerys covers new research evaluating accuracy and validity of ADHD diagnostic tools in this population.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Asia Outbreaks Prompt Question: Is All Zika Dangerous? Asia Outbreaks Prompt Question: Is All Zika Dangerous?
Zika's rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on thousands of babies - an effect never seen in a mosquito-borne virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can Breastfeeding Reduce Babies' Pain During Vaccinations? Can Breastfeeding Reduce Babies' Pain During Vaccinations?
Infants who nurse during vaccinations may cry less and feel less pain than babies who are soothed in other ways, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Teenage Weight, Odds of Diabetes-Related Death Decades Later Teenage Weight, Odds of Diabetes-Related Death Decades Later
The increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and eventually dying from the disease, begins early in life and at weights in the'normal'range, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

(Kid)ney Stones: A Perplexing and Growing Problem (Kid)ney Stones: A Perplexing and Growing Problem
According to Dr Tasian, the incidence of kidney stone disease in children is growing. Yet, uncertainties in diagnosis and management persist.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Overweight Kids: Be Careful What You Measure Overweight Kids: Be Careful What You Measure
Do brief primary care interventions in overweight kids result in BMI reductions? Or does it matter?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news

Meditate Your Way to Better Health Meditate Your Way to Better Health
From delaying cognitive decline to lowering blood pressure, Dr Bhargava discusses the ways that meditation can improve overall health.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAP 2016.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

AOM Follow-up: Is Parent Report Enough? AOM Follow-up: Is Parent Report Enough?
To follow up acute otitis media in children who do not receive antimicrobials, is it necessary to repeat otoscopy, or can we rely on parent report of symptoms?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 10, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Prompt Antibiotics and Renal Scarring in Pediatric UTI Prompt Antibiotics and Renal Scarring in Pediatric UTI
Dr William Basco comments on a study showing that every day -- even every hour -- matters when it comes to reducing the risk for renal scarring in children with UTI.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news