FDA approve first US vaccine for meningococcal disease serogroup B
Previously, only four of the five main meningococcal disease subgroups have been covered by vaccines in the US. Now, the FDA have approved a vaccine for the fifth - subgroup B.
Children With Irritable Bowel Have Unique Breathprint
Children with irritable bowel syndrome have a unique breathprint that could eventually be used to diagnose the syndrome simply, cheaply, and noninvasively, preliminary findings suggest.
Telemedicine eczema care just as effective as office visits
After a year of emailing photos of their skin and communicating with their dermatologists online, eczema patients showed just as much improvement as people who saw their own doctors in person, according to a new study.
Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says
Sleep difficulties, particularly problems falling asleep, are common among toddlers and preschoolers with mental health issues, according to a new study.
Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.
Kidney Stone Imaging Guidelines Not Being Followed in Kids
A cross-sectional study showed high prevalence and regional variability of CT as the first imaging study used for children with nephrolithiasis.
Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids
The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows.
Slow feeding helps prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in smallest preemies
Standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) is associated with a reduced risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in infants born weighing less than 750 grams, compared with early enteral feeding, new findings show.
AAP Updates Guidelines on Bronchiolitis in Young Children
Management of bronchiolitis in children aged 1 to 23 months no longer requires testing for specific viruses or a trial dose of a bronchodilator.
Ibuprofen Better Option for Kids With Fracture
Ibuprofen proved just as effective as morphine for pain control in children with uncomplicated fractures, and it brought on significantly fewer adverse effects.
Human parechovirus-3 can cause sepsis-like disease in infants
Human parechovirus-3 (HPeV-3) can cause sepsis-like disease or meningoencephalitis in infants, researchers from Australia report.
Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids
But most babies don't show symptoms, study says
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
Asthma Action Plan Improves Outcomes
A web-based tool folds NHLBI guidelines into a personalized action plan, reducing emergency department visits, oral steroid use, and exacerbations.
For kids, psychological abuse may leave the deepest scars
Psychological cruelty to children from parents or caregivers can cause as much - or even more - emotional damage than physical and sexual abuse, according to a new U.S. study.
Tourette Syndrome Management Often Simple
Most patients with tics need only a handful of clinic visits, according to a new survey. The study also suggests that for some, tics continue to improve into adulthood.
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a new study.
Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations
Surgery May Prolong Life in Some Children With Epilepsy
Epilepsy surgery adds several years to the life expectancy of children with refractory epilepsy who are deemed suitable surgical candidates, and it may improve their quality of life compared with continuing medical therapy only.
New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease
A rare form of a devastating disease which causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognised earlier thanks to a new test developed by researchers from The University of Manchester.
More research, regulation needed on energy drinks, study says
A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults.
Direct antiglobulin titer strength important in managing ABO-heterospecific newborns
Direct antiglobulin titer (DAT) strength, not merely DAT presence or absence, needs to be considered in managing ABO-heterospecific newborns, according to a new report.
Breath test for pediatric irritible bowel syndrome may be on the horizon
Children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a unique pattern of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath that can distinguish them from healthy controls, preliminary research hints.
Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
A new study finds no link between vaccines and increased risk of multiple sclerosis or similar nervous system diseases.
Experiences of health care transition voiced by young adults with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study (Journal article)
This qualitative study aimed to explore the experience of transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care reported by posttransition emerging adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), with a focus on preparation for the actual transfer in care.
With extra weight, kids' hearts change shape
There are noticeable differences in the shape and function of hearts among obese and normal-weight adolescents, researchers say.
Lower vitamin D levels found in children who drink non-cow's milk
Non-cow's milk - such as rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have become increasingly popular; however, a new study suggests that children who drink such beverages have lower blood levels of vitamin D, compared with those who drink cow's milk.
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys
Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema
Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms
Brodsky Scale Most Reliable for Tonsil Size Evaluation in Kids
The Brodsky scale for evaluating the size of children's tonsils may give the most consistent results compared to two other tools - the Friedman scale and a new modified three-grade scale.
Ebola Facts: Hospital Preparedness Checklist
In response to the Ebola public health emergency, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers. This package contains information that the American Hospital Association believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now.
Ebola Facts: Surgical Protocol - Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases