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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from PAS 2021Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Seizures in Kids: Benign or Concerning? Seizures in Kids: Benign or Concerning?
The Cribsiders share what they've learned from Dr John Gaitanis, a neurologist and leading expert on pediatric seizures.The Cribsiders (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

CDC Recommends Use of Pfizer's COVID Vaccine in 12- to 15-Year-Olds CDC Recommends Use of Pfizer's COVID Vaccine in 12- to 15-Year-Olds
Separately, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 12 and older. FDA on Monday cleared use of Pfizer's shot in teens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Hormonal Tx of Youth With Gender Dysphoria Stops in Sweden Hormonal Tx of Youth With Gender Dysphoria Stops in Sweden
A number of centers in Sweden, most notably the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm, have become the latest to hit the pause button in the medical treatment of children with gender dysphoria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Small Increase Seen in New COVID-19 Cases Among Children Small Increase Seen in New COVID-19 Cases Among Children
After 2 consecutive weeks of declines, the number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose slightly, according to a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Emergence of New Digital ADHD Intervention Tools Emergence of New Digital ADHD Intervention Tools
New ADHD digital tools on the horizon focus on improving medication compliance or reducing symptoms through apps, text messaging, and video games.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

HHS Prohibits Discrimination Against LGBTQ Patients HHS Prohibits Discrimination Against LGBTQ Patients
The agency is aligning policy with a June 2020 US Supreme Court decision that bars discrimination based on gender orientation or identity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nighttime Asthma Predicts Poor Outcomes in Teens Nighttime Asthma Predicts Poor Outcomes in Teens
Teens with persistent nocturnal asthma symptoms were significantly more likely than those without to report poor functional health independent of daytime asthma, based on data from 430 adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tragic Consequences of Ignorance for Everyone Tragic Consequences of Ignorance for Everyone
A 19-month-old baby was found unresponsive in a crib at her day-care center. She was resuscitated by the daycare provider but is now blind, has seizures, and no longer walks or talks.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Pfizer Pill for COVID Could Be Ready by End of Year, CEO Says Pfizer Pill for COVID Could Be Ready by End of Year, CEO Says
An oral drug like the one Pfizer is developing could be taken at home and might keep people out of the hospital.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Outdoor Mask Guidance Echoes What Many Americans Already Do Outdoor Mask Guidance Echoes What Many Americans Already Do
"So I don't know if I was around a group of people who weren't wearing masks, are they really vaccinated?.... It makes me maybe a little more fearful and less trusting of the people around me."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parents Want Justice for Birth Injuries Parents Want Justice for Birth Injuries
Florida hospitals rely on the state's NICA program for protection from lawsuits. When parents resist, some of those hospitals ask a judge to appoint an'independent guardian'to take the decision away.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Transgender Teens: Is the Tide Starting to Turn? Transgender Teens: Is the Tide Starting to Turn?
Who is'Keira Bell'? This brave young woman took on the medical establishment in the UK over her treatment for gender dysphoria and won. The ruling could have global ramifications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Promising for Rare Syndrome Gene Therapy Promising for Rare Syndrome
A gene therapy strategy has produced impressive results in patients with Sanfilippo syndrome type A (mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Increased Risk for Infections in Children With Use of Rituximamb Increased Risk for Infections in Children With Use of Rituximamb
"Our study highlights a role for heightened vigilance of rituximab-associated hypogammaglobulinemia and infections in pediatric patients with rheumatic conditions," investigators concluded.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA, CDC Urge  Pause of J & J COVID Vaccine FDA, CDC Urge  Pause of J & J COVID Vaccine
Citing a rare but serious risk of blood clots, and an'abundance of caution,'the FDA and CDC announced a pause in Janssen/J&J COVID-19 vaccine distribution.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Children: New Cases Back on the Decline COVID-19 in Children: New Cases Back on the Decline
New cases of COVID-19 in US children fell slightly, but even that small dip was enough to reverse 2 straight weeks of increases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender-confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Suicide Prevention for Children in the Welfare System Suicide Prevention for Children in the Welfare System
A study conducted by the Nationwide Children's Hospital found that children in the welfare system were more likely to receive mental health services within six months before their death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Can a'Sweat Sticker' Improve Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis? Can a'Sweat Sticker' Improve Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis?
The technology may help clinicians monitor how patients respond to treatment and allow for sweat testing outside of clinical settings, researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Five-Minute Screen in Toddlers Predicts Subsequent Anxiety Five-Minute Screen in Toddlers Predicts Subsequent Anxiety
A five-minute, easy-to-administer screen in toddlers accurately predicts subsequent anxiety, providing an opportunity for early intervention to head off this potentially debilitating disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many Unknowns on Fertility Preservation in Transgender Patients Many Unknowns on Fertility Preservation in Transgender Patients
The effect of gender-affirming hormones on fertility in transgender people is still a big unknown, and those embarking upon such treatment need good counseling around fertility preservation, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Rate of COVID-19 in Children Takes a Turn for the Worse Rate of COVID-19 in Children Takes a Turn for the Worse
A total of 57,078 new cases were reported in children during the week of March 12-18, compared with 52,695 for the previous week, ending a streak of declines going back to mid-January.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Life Spans Drop in Areas With Primary Care Shortage: Study Life Spans Drop in Areas With Primary Care Shortage: Study
For the first time, researchers have calculated life expectancy as it relates to the number of primary care physicians in a geographic area. Strategically adding PCPs in specific areas could have the biggest effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Diabetes Prevention Moves Towards Reality as Studies Published Diabetes Prevention Moves Towards Reality as Studies Published
Newly published 3-year data on teplizumab in high-risk individuals and combination therapy with liraglutide in new-onset type 1 diabetes show preserving beta-cell function may be feasible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bill Would Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent Bill Would Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent
A group of senators has once again introduced legislation that would make DST permanent, meaning nobody would'fall back'at 2 AM November 7.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Biden Expands Pool of Clinicians to Provide COVID Vaccinations Biden Expands Pool of Clinicians to Provide COVID Vaccinations
The president pledged to enlist medical professionals across the country to help administer vaccines to meet a goal that could allow small groups of friends and family to gather safely by July 4.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

' Stunning' Report Shows Eating Disorders Are Vastly Underestimated'Stunning' Report Shows Eating Disorders Are Vastly Underestimated
A'stunning'new analysis of global data on eating disorders shows they are vastly underestimated and are far more prevalent and disabling than previous statistics suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Smartphone'Addiction' Tied to Poor Sleep in Young Adults Smartphone'Addiction' Tied to Poor Sleep in Young Adults
A survey of college students supports a growing body evidence that excessive smartphone use is common and has a negative impact on sleep.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When to Start Solids: Best Practices in Infant Nutrition When to Start Solids: Best Practices in Infant Nutrition
The Cribsiders share favorite pearls about infant nutrition.The Cribsiders (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Psoriasis Pathophysiology Insights Carry Treatment Implications Psoriasis Pathophysiology Insights Carry Treatment Implications
Several surprising recent insights into the pathophysiology of psoriasis may eventually lead to superior treatment strategies for this common T-cell-mediated disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Mindfulness Can Help Patients Manage'Good' Change – and Relief Mindfulness Can Help Patients Manage'Good' Change – and Relief
But even good change, even a downshift into relief, can pose some challenges to look for and overcome.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs First'Targeted Treatment' for Rare DMD Mutation FDA OKs First'Targeted Treatment' for Rare DMD Mutation
The FDA has approved casimersen (Amondys 45) injection for treating patients with both Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and a rare mutation of the DMD gene.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New Cases of Child COVID-19 Drop for Fifth Straight Week New Cases of Child COVID-19 Drop for Fifth Straight Week
New child cases totaled 70,640 for the week of Feb. 12-18, down from 99,000 the previous week, making for the lowest count since the week of Oct. 23-29.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Janssen/J & J COVID-19 Vaccine Cuts Transmission, New Data Show Janssen/J & J COVID-19 Vaccine Cuts Transmission, New Data Show
New documents released by the FDA provide an answer to a lingering question about SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: Does immunization protect others?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Chief Lays Out Attack Plan for COVID Variants CDC Chief Lays Out Attack Plan for COVID Variants
Ramping up sequencing and partnering with states to get samples, along with new resolve on public health mitigation strategies, are key to stopping the spread of the three biggest threats, Rochelle Walensky, MD, said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccines for Kids Could Be Authorized by September Fauci: Vaccines for Kids Could Be Authorized by September
Children as young as first graders may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine by the time school starts in September, presuming trials are successful in those age groups, Anthony Fauci, MD, said.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

After Clinicians Get the Vaccine, How Their Families Can Cope After Clinicians Get the Vaccine, How Their Families Can Cope
' I am the only one in my household of four who has been vaccinated. My husband might be able to get it in a few months, and the kids...who knows?'said a specialist in the airborne transmission of viruses.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Monoclonal Antibody Combo for COVID FDA Grants Emergency Use to Monoclonal Antibody Combo for COVID
Bamlanivimab and etesevimab can be administered in combination to people who test positive for COVID-19 and are at higher risk for progression to severe disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

New Campaign Fights COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation New Campaign Fights COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
As health care providers work against the clock to administer as many COVID-19 vaccine doses as soon as possible, logistics aren't the only thing standing in their way.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Drug Prices Much Higher Than in Other Nations US Drug Prices Much Higher Than in Other Nations
Prescription drug prices in the US are more than 250% times higher overall than those in 32 other countries, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Neutropenic Appendicitis Outcomes Better With Upfront Surgery Than Observation Neutropenic Appendicitis Outcomes Better With Upfront Surgery Than Observation
Children undergoing cancer treatment who develop neutropenic appendicitis may have lower complication rates and fewer disruptions to chemotherapy regimens with upfront surgery than with observation, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
The polio-like disease primarily affects children and often causes residual disability. In the absence of proven therapies, management focuses on supportive care and rehabilitation, a new review concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Women Physicians and the Pandemic: A Snapshot Women Physicians and the Pandemic: A Snapshot
' Women physicians do not have trouble balancing competing demands any more than men physicians do. It is simply a more common expectation that women physicians will adjust their professional lives. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Black Race Noted More Prominently in PHI Than White Race Black Race Noted More Prominently in PHI Than White Race
Black patients were more likely to have race noted in the first line of their patient history vs Whites, and attending physicians were more likely to document race than residents, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

How to Help COVID-19 Long-Haulers How to Help COVID-19 Long-Haulers
Patients with lingering symptoms need access to specialized clinics — and so much more.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Biden Unveils National 5-Point COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Biden Unveils National 5-Point COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy
The President-elect aims to set up 100 mass vaccination clinics by late February and use FEMA to mobilize thousands of workers to give vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In-Person K-12 Classes Don't Fuel COVID-19 Outbreaks, Study Says In-Person K-12 Classes Don't Fuel COVID-19 Outbreaks, Study Says
At the beginning of December 2020, COVID-19 cases in counties with in-person schooling were similar to the rates in counties with only virtual classes, CDC researchers wrote in the MMWR.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report
For the first time, transmission of cancer via the birth canal has been documented: the mothers had cervical cancer, the infants later developed lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Asthma-COPD Overlap: Patients Have High Disease Burden Asthma-COPD Overlap: Patients Have High Disease Burden
Patients with asthma –chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap (ACO) experienced a higher burden of disease than patients with either asthma or COPD alone, a recent study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news