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Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says
The agency will also increase warnings on all benzocaine-containing over-the-counter and prescription topical anesthetics because of the rare but serious risk for methemoglobinemia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Blaze Bioscience aims to launch new pediatric brain cancer study with scorpion venom
Blaze Bioscience has scooped up $4 million of a $5 million round to maintain its momentum to hopefully initiate a Pivotal clinical study on pediatric brain cancer later this year. Blaze is the company behind Tumor Paint, a synthetic scorpion venom that binds to cancer cells and glows under near-infrared light. The Puget Sound Business Journal featured Blaze last year as an Innovator of the Month. At the time, the company had raised $30 million since its founding, and Tum or Paint had been used… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Blaze Bioscience aims to launch new pediatric brain cancer study with scorpion venom
Blaze Bioscience has scooped up $4 million of a $5 million round to maintain its momentum to hopefully initiate a Pivotal clinical study on pediatric brain cancer later this year. Blaze is the company behind Tumor Paint, a synthetic scorpion venom that binds to cancer cells and glows under near-infrared light. The Puget Sound Business Journal featured Blaze last year as an Innovator of the Month. At the time, the company had raised $30 million since its founding, and Tum or Paint had been used… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

AACE 2018 Potpourri
(MedPage Today) -- Additional noteworthy research presented at AACE meeting (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. Now, it wants teething products off the market, noting there is little evidence they...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

AAP: Congress Urged to Act to Prevent Firearm Deaths
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Pediatricians are joining the call for action to prevent firearm deaths and injuries, according to a letter published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies
Reduced risk of recurrent wheezing at 12 months'adjusted age for black infants born preterm (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Pediatricians should advocate for age - appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

WATCH: Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids and teens, report finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics which says pediatric exposures to ADHD medications are an increasing problem, affecting children and teens across the country. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids, report finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics which says pediatric exposures to ADHD medications are an increasing problem in the U.S., affecting children of all ages. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Hancock Jaffe re-sets the range for $8m IPO
Medical device developer Hancock Jaffe Laboratories yesterday re-set the range on a pending initial public offering, which would fetch roughly $8 million at the midpoint. Irvine, Calif.-based Hancock Jaffe makes bioprosthetic implants designed to treat chronic deep vein insufficiency, heart valve conditions and coronary artery bypass graft. Last December the company said it planned to float nearly 1.9 million shares at $6 to $8 apiece, for gross proceeds of $11.3 million to $15.0 million, or $13.1 million at the midpoint. In a new filing yesterday, Hancock Jaffe cut the amount of shares to roughly 1.1 m...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Vascular Wall Street Beat hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children, parents, caregivers, school personnel, and the public, according to a technical report and policy statement published online May 23 in Pediatrics. Susan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CU researchers offer insights into liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado School of Medicine's Karim C. El Kasmi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Ronald Sokol, MD, professor of pediatrics, are authors of an article in the April 2018 Nature Communications that sheds light on the underlying cause of intestinal failure-associated liver disease and suggests new therapeutic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bruce Green, D.Ph, Internationally Recognized Pharmacometrics Expert,...
NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD announced today that Bruce Green, D.Ph, an internationally recognized expert in the field of pharmacometrics, rare diseases, pediatric drug development, and dosing...(PRWeb May 23, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15499347.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bruce Green, D.Ph, Internationally Recognized Pharmacometrics Expert,...
NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD announced today that Bruce Green, D.Ph, an internationally recognized expert in the field of pharmacometrics, rare diseases, pediatric drug development, and dosing...(PRWeb May 23, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15499347.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘ Pizza Challenge ’ Suggests Food Is Just More Tempting to Some
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Sparse Evidence for Abuse Interventions in Asymptomatic Kids
(MedPage Today) -- USPSTF: Interventions did not consistently reduce exposure to maltreatment (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 22, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Increase in Pediatric ADHD Meds Exposures from 2000 to 2011
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- From 2000 through 2011 there was an increase in pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers, according to a study published online May 21 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Addressing Parents ’ HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates
More adolescents receive HPV vaccination same day with physician engagement versus acquiescence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Age - Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide
Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Fetal MRI can spot early brain abnormality
MRI scans can reliably detect a severe brain condition in fetuses as early...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Pediatric MRI safety needs to target youngest patients Pediatric-friendly MRI can enhance sedation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

School Area Road Safety Assessment and Improvements (SARSAI) programme reduces road traffic injuries among children in Tanzania - Poswayo A, Kalolo S, Rabonovitz K, Witte J, Guerrero A.
PURPOSE: To determine the impact of a paediatric road traffic injury (RTI) prevention programme in urban Sub-Saharan Africa. SETTING: Dares Salaam, Republic of Tanzania. METHODS: Household surveys were conducted in catchment areas around 18 primary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children ’s Hospital Chief to Lead International Research Conference
Patrick Brophy, M.D., the William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the physician-in-chief at UR Medicine ’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been named Program Committee Chair for the 2020 and the 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting, the preeminent pediatric research conference in North America. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

L.A. healthcare startup raises $20 million for doctor house calls
Heal has raised another $20 million for its tech spin on retro healthcare. The Los Angeles startup, which enables on-demand doctor house calls, will use the new funding to pursue new markets, explore new business models and advance its technology. Heal connects users with fully vetted pediatricians and family practice doctors who can arrive at a patient’s home within a couple of hours or by appointment. Doctor hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 365 days a year, including all holidays. The service is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- For childhood suicide, there is a significant age-related racial disparity, according to a research letter published online May 21 in JAMA Pediatrics. Jeffrey A. Bridge, Ph.D., from The Ohio State University in Columbus, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations, according to a study published online May 15 in Pediatrics. Laura A. Shay,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nationwide Children's spinoff fighting infection in premature babies raises $1.8M
A Nationwide Children's Hospital spinoff that's developing a probiotic treatment for the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal disease in premature infants has raised $1.8 million from a group of funds including Rev1 Ventures. Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. raised the round with Indiana-based BioCrossroads and Elevate Ventures, along with Columbus-based Rev1. It previously had $380,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Indiana. The Columbus pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Under age 13, suicide rates are roughly double for black children vs. white children
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly aged white children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research supports restrictions on opioid-containing cold medicines for children
(Penn State) Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone were more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. The research supports recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on prescription hydrocodone- and codeine-containing cough medicines for children and suggests that opioids in general should not be prescribed for coughs and colds in pediatric populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keeping Kids Safe From Gun Injury Is a Universal Goal Keeping Kids Safe From Gun Injury Is a Universal Goal
We all want to keep our children safe, says Colleen Kraft, president of the AAP. Pediatricians can take the lead.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Race May Play Role in Kids ’ Suicide Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

13 things pediatricians should know (and do) about
In the spring of 2018, the second season of the controversial Netflix show about a teenager ’s suicide premiers. In this article, the authors turn to the literature and their own experiences to highlight 13 things pediatricians should know about 13 Rea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recognizing, diagnosing, and preventing child maltreatment: an update for pediatric clinicians - Danaher F, Vandeven A, Blanchard A, Newton AW.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite an increasing understanding of the impact of emotional trauma and physical abuse on children, clinicians and hospitals still sometimes miss the diagnosis of abuse. The literature in 2017 focused on creating standardized approache... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

When should screening of pediatric trauma patients for adult behaviors start? - Maung AA, Becher RD, Schuster KM, Davis KA.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Enhancing the detection of injuries and near-misses among patient care staff in a large pediatric hospital - Macaluso M, Summerville LA, Tabangin ME, Daraiseh NM.
This study aims to demonst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cyberbullying prevention: insight and recommendations from youths, parents, and paediatricians - Mehari KR, Moore W, Waasdorp TE, Varney O, Berg K, Leff SS.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify injunctive norms for cyberbullying prevention among youths, parents, and primary care providers, as well as barriers to preventive behaviours. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews on the topic of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren
Grandchildren of women who took diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy had a higher risk for ADHD compared with those whose grandmothers were not exposed to the drug in pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show
African American children are taking their lives at roughly twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to a new study that shows a widening gap between the two groups. The 2001-2015 data, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, confirm a pattern first identified several years ago when researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found that the […]Related:U.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referralsNIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcoho...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola Vaccinations; Bed-Sharing Defended; Therapeutic Tears
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids in Childhood Asthma: Does Dose Matter? Inhaled Steroids in Childhood Asthma: Does Dose Matter?
Can increasing a child's inhaled corticosteroid dose at the first hint of an asthma attack head off a worsening exacerbation?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs
Title: Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not BugsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Boys' Early Pot Use Linked to Adult Drug Abuse
Title: Boys' Early Pot Use Linked to Adult Drug AbuseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll
Title: Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: PollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Relationships
Title: Health Tip: How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy RelationshipsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Barriers to Childhood Obesity Prevention Barriers to Childhood Obesity Prevention
What do parents and caregivers know about the risk for childhood obesity, and how do they view their role in addressing the issue?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Launch of a new partnership to improve development of new drugs for children in Europe
(University of Liverpool) The members of the 'conect4children' (c4c) initiative today announced the start of a large collaborative paediatric network that will facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news