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Higher Childhood Lead Exposure Linked with Lower Adult IQ
(MedPage Today) -- Higher lead exposure also meant lower socioeconomic status (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - March 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Arkansas Children's Northwest Gets $2M from Biggs Family, Packaging Specialties
Kaaren Biggs, along with the Biggs family and Packaging Specialties Inc. of Fayetteville (PSI), has given $2 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale. Biggs give the money in honor of the times her family and PSI's families have needed care provided by children's hospitals. The conference space at Arkansas Children's Northwest will be named in honor of the Biggs family and PSI, the hospital said in a news release. PSI is a packaging company with three printing locations across the country; the Fayetteville location is the firm's primary facility and headquarters.  Set to open in January, Arkansas Childre...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding 'doesn't boost children's intelligence'
Conclusion This study has tackled the controversial question of whether there are long-term benefits of breastfeeding for cognitive ability or problem behaviours when children are older (ages three to five). Although they found very limited evidence of benefit, the authors do note that there are some other studies that have used a similar analysis but found differing results. The researchers think this could be due to slight differences in analysis. This does highlight the difficulties in being absolutely certain whether breastfeeding has direct impact on long-term cognitive outcomes. What we can say is that, if there ar...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually
US children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) made more than 6 million visits to physicians ' offices in a single year. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

'Brave Gowns' Let Kids In The Hospital Dress Like Superheroes And Rock Stars
After her brother died from pediatric cancer when he was just 10 years old, Summer Germann vowed to give back to kids in the hospital. Now, she’s providing young patients with more options than the average hospital attire with “Brave Gowns.” With help from graphic designers, Germann turns hospital gowns into colorful and fun creations. Patients can choose from designs that make them look like mermaids, superheroes, rock stars, baseball players and more.  Germann told The Huffington Post that she felt motivated to do something for kids with cancer and various other diseases that require them to stay ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The show must go on: Teen overcomes motility disorder
In October 2016, we were spending a weekend in Minnesota for a family wedding. Little did we know we would be there longer than expected! During the rehearsal dinner, my 16-year-old daughter Sophie said she wasn’t hungry — a surprise because it had been a long day of travel and the rest of us were starving. She managed to force down some food but seemed lethargic and not herself. She later confessed that she had been feeling sick all day. Back at the hotel, I had just drifted off to sleep when my other daughter called me from their room. She said Sophie was sick and crying. I ran down the hall and when I saw her, I jus...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer Shepherd Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Belinda Dickie Dr. Samuel Nurko Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center volvulus Source Type: news

UTHealth researchers collaborate to increase low vaccination rates in Houston schools
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Susan Wootton, M.D., associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), will lead a project to increase low vaccination rates among pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: NEJM Knowledge+ Pediatrics / GI Bleeding with Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs. Warfarin / New Hampshire Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here ' s today ' s offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Knowledge+ Pediatrics: We ' re pleased to announce the launch of NEJM Knowledge+ Pediatrics Board Review. This program … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Emotional Struggles
Here ' s why it ' s important (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

How Safe is Medical Tx for Pediatric Appendicitis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotics are an option, but carry higher risk of failure vs surgery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Polio Vaccine Campaign Targets 100 Mln African Children to Stop Nigeria Outbreak Spreading Polio Vaccine Campaign Targets 100 Mln African Children to Stop Nigeria Outbreak Spreading
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have developed a stem cell gene therapy cure for babies born with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.In a phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Donald Kohn of the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, all nine babies were cured. A 10th trial participant was a teenager at the time of treatment and showed no signs of immune system recovery. Kohn’s treatment method, a stem cell gene therapy that safely restores immune syste...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Olathe startup ready to put pediatric brain cancer treatment to the test
An Olathe-based startup hopes to partner with children ’s hospitals for its brain cancer treatment. For starters, TVAX Biomedical plans to enter a late-stage clinical trial of its cancer immunotherapy treatment with Children’s Mercy. “There’s no effective therapy for (pediatric brain cancer),” said Gary Wood, TVAX's founder and chief scientif ic officer. “It’s not a target for big companies because the cancers are pretty rare, compared with adult cancers.” Wood is confident in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Olathe startup ready to put pediatric brain cancer treatment to the test
An Olathe-based startup hopes to partner with children ’s hospitals for its brain cancer treatment. For starters, TVAX Biomedical plans to enter a late-stage clinical trial of its cancer immunotherapy treatment with Children’s Mercy. “There’s no effective therapy for (pediatric brain cancer),” said Gary Wood, TVAX's founder and chief scientif ic officer. “It’s not a target for big companies because the cancers are pretty rare, compared with adult cancers.” Wood is confident in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Won't Make Your Child Smarter In The Long Run, Study Says
There are plenty of very good reasons for moms to breastfeed their babies if they’re able to, but longterm cognitive gains may not be one of them. A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, found that children who were breastfed until they were at least 6 months old seemed to be less hyperactive at age 3. But by the time they turned 5, those differences had disappeared. And after the researchers adjusted for socio-economic variables, there were only negligible differences between preschoolers who were breastfed and those who were not in terms of their vocabulary and problem-solving skills. “We ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bracco unveils colon insufflator
Contrast developer Bracco Diagnostics has launched a new colon insufflator,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ESR partners with Bracco on fellowships FDA clears Bracco's Lumason for pediatric ultrasound Bracco's CT Expres injector now available in the U.S. Bracco gets new indication with clearance of contrast US Mexico approves Bracco's SonoVue ultrasound contrast (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Detecting Autism in the Very Young Detecting Autism in the Very Young
Juhi Pandey provides clinicians with tips on how to talk with parents who are concerned that their child might have autism.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

1 injury a day from firearms in Ontario, pediatricians find
The number of children and young people injured by firearms in Ontario amounts to nearly one a day, say doctors who urge prevention measures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

1 child or youth injured by gunfire nearly every day in Ontario, pediatricians find
A child or youth is injured by gunfire in Ontario almost every day, say doctors who urge prevention measures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Differences in survival outcome for severely injured paediatric trauma by type of trauma centre - Mitchell RJ, Curtis K, Testa L, Holland AJ, Sv Soundappan S, Adams S.
This study examines the association between trauma centre type and in-hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination Advocating for Childcare Employee Tdap Vaccination
Vaccines play a vital role in combatting the spread of pertussis. Should Tdap vaccine boosters be required for childcare providers?Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Paid medical malpractice claims decrease
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Researchers report that the overall rate of claims paid on behalf of all physicians dropped by 55.7 percent. Pediatricians had the largest decline, at 75.8 percent, and cardiologists had the smallest, at 13.5 percent. After adjusting for inflation, researchers found that the amount of the payment increased by 23.3 percent and was also dependent on specialty. Neurosurgery had the highest mean payment, and dermatology had the lowest. The percentage of payments exceeding $1 million also increased during the same time period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Is the Mole Alphabet Again?
Discussion Melanocytic nevi or moles are pigmented nevi that are extremely common in children with ~ 98% of Caucasian children having at least 1 by early childhood. They are caused by benign melanocyte growth. These nevi reside in the epidermis or dermis, whereas regular melanocytes that produce general skin pigmentation reside in the basal layer. Moles are very often uniform – they basically look the same within the individual. The number of moles increases in the first 2-3 decades of life. Teens having 15-25 moles. They can also disappear. Congenital melanocytic nevi are found in 1-3% of newborns and grow in prop...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Paid Medical Malpractice Claims Decrease
Researchers report that the overall rate of claims paid on behalf of all physicians dropped by 55.7 percent. Pediatricians had the largest decline, at 75.8 percent, and cardiologists had the smallest, at 13.5 percent. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - March 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Paid Medical Malpractice Claims Decrease
Researchers report that the overall rate of claims paid on behalf of all physicians dropped by 55.7 percent. Pediatricians had the largest decline, at 75.8 percent, and cardiologists had the smallest, at 13.5 percent. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 27, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Esophageal and Gastric Disorders in Infancy and Childhood
(Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - March 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Pediatric Surgery Source Type: news

Optimizing the assessment of pediatric injury severity in low-resource settings: consensus generation through a modified Delphi analysis - St-Louis E, Deckelbaum DL, Baird R, Razek T.
INTRODUCTION: Although a plethora of pediatric injury severity scoring systems is available, many of them present important challenges and limitations in the low resource setting. Our aim is to generate consensus among a group of experts regarding the opti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A systematic review on the epidemiology of pediatric burn in Iran - Hashemi SS, Sharhani A, Lotfi B, Ahmadi-Juibari T, Shaahmadi Z, Aghaei A.
Burn is the most common pediatric injuries all over the world. The aim of this study was to study the epidemiology of burn in under 15-year-old Iranian children by applying a systematic review. The related articles published before 2016 have been gathered ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Computed tomography for head injuries in children: change in Australian usage rates over time - Oakley E, May R, Hoeppner T, Sinn K, Furyk J, Craig S, Rosengarten P, Kochar A, Krieser D, Dalton S, Dalziel S, Neutze J, Cain T, Jachno K, Babl FE.
OBJECTIVE: Paediatric head injury is a common presentation to the ED. North American studies demonstrate increasing use of computed tomography (CT) brain scan (CTB) to investigate head injury. No such data exists for Australian EDs. The aim of this study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rural Women Lead Fight Against Infant Mortality in DR Congo Rural Women Lead Fight Against Infant Mortality in DR Congo
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Dwight Howard Used To Eat 24 Candy Bars A Day. Here's How He Stopped.
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Big Moves This Past Year In The Fight Against the World's Top Infectious Killer
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Big Moves This Past Year In The Fight Against the World's Top Infectious Killer
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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PLEASE NOTE: New Co-Pay Policy at PHA: Many of our patients have a co-payment connected with their insurance agreements. Our contractual obligation with your insurance carrier requires us to collect your co-payment at the time of service.EffectiveApril 15, 2017anyunpaidco-pays will be charged a service fee of $15. Thank you for your understandingand cooperation.**************************************************From the desk of Jihad Shoshara, M.D.Dr. Shoshara helping refugees in Jordan last year.I hope that this finds you well. I ’m writing because I am once again leading a mission to provide needed medica...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - March 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Source Type: news

Child Victims of Mosul Battle Fill Emergency Hospital Child Victims of Mosul Battle Fill Emergency Hospital
The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 24, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From companies receiving CE marking to other companies adjusting their distribution deals, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Viveve Medical closes public offering Viveve Medical announced that it closed its underwritten public offering of 8,625,00 shares of its common stock, according to a March 22 news release. The public offering price was $4 per share, and the company estimates that the net proceeds from the offering will be nearly $31.7 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions. 2. Masimo receives CE Mark for Rad-97 P...
Source: Mass Device - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Orthopedics Astute Medical Bonesupport Cerebral Therapeutics DiamiR Flowonix Glaukos Masimo Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Viveve Medical Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pediatric brain cancer survivors have more body fat, study says
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that survivors of childhood brain tumors have more body fat, leading to heart disease, diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are waiting for their ACA payday
When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, Sacramento pediatrician Dr. Ravinder Khaira saw an opportunity he was particularly well positioned to take advantage of. Under the new health care law, physicians were to be paid increased amounts to take on more patients under the Medicaid program, the federal government’s main health care program for the poor. More doctors would be needed to serve Medicaid recipients as eligibility for the program was expanded, and millions more patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Pediatric trauma under-triage in Ohio - Gurria JP, Haas L, Hossain MM, Bhuiyan MA, Troutt M, Moody S, Falcone RA.
BACKGROUND: Appropriate and timely triage is an essential component of a trauma system. In the state of Ohio there are 6 verified pediatric trauma centers (PTC) across 8 state regions. The purpose of this study was to better understand the pediatric under-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The value of the Injury Severity Score in pediatric trauma: time for a new definition of severe injury? - Brown JB, Gestring ML, Leeper CM, Sperry JL, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, Gaines BA.
BACKGROUND: The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is the most commonly used injury scoring system in trauma research and benchmarking. An ISS>15 conventionally defines severe injury; however, no studies evaluate whether ISS performs similarly between adults and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Paravertebral Block in Pediatric Abdominal Surgery Paravertebral Block in Pediatric Abdominal Surgery
Is paravertebral block a safe and effective alternative to epidural analgesia in pediatric abdominal surgery?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bedside US vs X-Ray for Forearm Fractures in Children Bedside US vs X-Ray for Forearm Fractures in Children
Which is the better option in the assessment of pediatric forearm injuries for possible fracture?The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Ingestion of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers by Children Ingestion of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers by Children
Both accidental and intentional ingestion of hand sanitizers by children has become a serious public health problem. Are non-alcohol-based sanitizers safer than those that are alcohol based?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA approves first treatment for rare form of skin cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC, a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Consideration of Potassium Iodide in Emergency Planning
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 08/03/2016 This web page provides information about the consideration of potassium iodide (KI) as a protective measure for the general public to supplement sheltering and evacuation in the unlikely event of a severe nuclear power plant accident. It discusses Eligibility for Obtaining Potassium Iodide; Process for Obtaining Potassium Iodide; Process for Replenishment of Existing Potassium Iodide Stockpiles; Shelf Life Extension and Replenishment of Existing Potassium Iodide Stockpiles; Distribution of Liquid Pediatric KI; Regulations and Guidance; Current Status on KI Distribution; Role o...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Gender differences in concussion and postinjury cognitive findings in an older and younger pediatric population - Tanveer S, Zecavati N, Delasobera EB, Oyegbile TO.
BACKGROUND: Studies have documented gender differences associated with concussion. The purpose of this study was to determine if these gender differences are also noted within a pediatric population. METHODS: This prospective study analyzed 1971 pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cape Breton Regional Hospital provides Upopolis network for young patients
Canadian Cape Breton Regional Hospital has provided Upopolis network access to its paediatric patients. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - March 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

FDA Approves Bavencio (avelumab) for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
March 23, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news