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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • What factors influence a person's height?
    Genes determine around 80% of a person's height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development.
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 10:00pm -
  • Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know
    Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 12:00am -
  • Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
    Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • What to know about the Moro reflex?
    The Moro reflex is a normal, involuntary motor response in healthy babies. This article provides more details, including possible triggers and how to calm a baby with Moro reflex.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 4:00pm -
  • Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know
    Meningococcemia is a serious blood infection that causes a rash and other symptoms. Doctors can help prevent severe complications, including death, with prompt treatment. Learn more.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • Is tonsillitis contagious?
    Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 12:00am -
  • What are the stages of the common cold?
    The common cold usually has distinct stages. Knowing these stages can help a person recognize when they may have caught a cold. Read this article to learn more.
    - 36 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 5:00am -
  • When can a child sit in the front seat of a car?
    Sitting in the front seat of a vehicle can be dangerous for children below a certain age, height, or weight. Learn more about when a child can safely sit in the front seat here.
    - 37 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • What are the stages of puberty?
    Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 2:00pm -
  • Depression in children: What to know
    Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 1:00pm -

Medscape: Pediatrics

  • newWhat Will It Take to Lower the Cost of Insulin in the US?
    Mayo Clinic hematologist S. Vincent Rajkumar breaks down the complexity of the problem and outlines potential solutions. Medscape Medical News
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:30am -
  • FDA: Skin Absorbs Dangerous Sunscreen Chemicals
    Of the six active ingredients tested, some levels continued to be elevated beyond the FDA's threshold of concern 3 weeks after participants stopped putting them on their skin. WebMD Health News
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jan 20, 4:40pm -
  • 5 Best of 2019: Most-Read Pediatrics Viewpoints
    Dr William Basco begins 2020 by reviewing the most widely read and commented upon Viewpoint columns on Medscape Pediatrics in 2019. Medscape Pediatrics
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 9:00am -
  • Lead Exposure Risk in US Children Far From Gone
    Despite long-standing public health efforts to eliminate lead exposure, researchers still find risks persist, pointing to decreased brain volume and lower cognitive function in children living in lower income areas. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 1:21pm -
  • Support for Vaccines Continues Downward Trend in US, Poll Shows
    In 2019, 84% of Americans think vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001; 10% still believe vaccines can cause autism, according to a new Gallup survey. Medscape Medical News
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 6:33pm -
  • For Trans Kids, a Tough Path to Gender Harmony
    Roughly 1.8% of high school students now identify as trans, almost twice the rate of adults. The biggest jump appears to be in teenagers born female who want to transition to males. WebMD Health News
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 2:01pm -
  • Higher Vaccine Coverage Tied to Mandatory Vaccination in Europe
    Unlike the United States, most European vaccine mandates involved financial penalties, and the magnitude of the penalty was associated with greater immunization coverage. Medscape Medical News
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 12:45pm -

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The Pew Charitable Trusts: Children

  • Pew Commends Maine for Authorizing Dental Hygiene Therapists
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the Maine legislature and governor for authorizing midlevel dental practitioners. These providers, who function similarly to a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant on a medical team, allow dentists a…
    - 29 Apr 14, 9:05am -
  • Is Your State a Winner When It Comes to Federal Support for Oral Health?
    Twenty-one states received cooperative agreement grants and technical assistance from the CDC. States can save money by using these funds to operate programs that prevent cavities and promote oral health.
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:43pm -
  • Testimony of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Regarding Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations
    The Pew children’s dental campaign submitted this written testimony on funding priorities for federal fiscal year 2015.
    - 4 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Expanding the Dental Team
    Expanding the Dental Team looks at two private dental practices that employ dental therapists to increase access to dental care for underserved populations.
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:55am -
  • Fluoridation By the Numbers
    In 2012, 74.6% of the U.S. population on public water systems, or a total of 210,655,401 people, had access to fluoridated water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See how your state ranks in terms of access to fluoridated…
    - 4 Feb 14, 3:20pm -
  • Star Tribune: Health Beat: Dental Therapists Have CEO Smiling
    On Saturday, December 14, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (MN) published a story about how dental therapists have helped a community health clinic in Minnesota provide dental services to low-income people and lower costs. The story noted Pew’s involve…
    - 14 Dec 13, 3:10pm -
  • Community College Daily: A Plan to Provide Affordable Dental Care
    On Thursday, November 21, the Community College Times published an article about how community colleges can help increase access to care by developing educational programs for midlevel dental providers. The story cited Pew’s 2013 “Growing the Den…
    - 21 Nov 13, 3:15pm -
  • Growing the Dental Workforce
    This report examines how community colleges and workforce investment boards can help to expand the dental team and improve access to care for millions of Americans. It also offers guidance on how these institutions can cultivate support and leverage…
    - 21 Nov 13, 10:45am -
  • CNN: Dental Crisis Could Create 'State of Decay'
    Obamacare expands access to health insurance for tens of millions of people come January 1. Dental care for adults, however, is not included, and experts say we've got a potential oral health care crisis coming.
    - 9 Oct 13, 1:20pm -
  • Tampa Bay Times: Brooksville City Council Votes to Restore Fluoride to Water Supply
    The Brooksville City Council's 4-1 decision to resume fluoridation reversed a unanimous vote two years ago to end the city's 25-year-old fluoride program, a vote that came as the city attempted to balance its budget.
    - 8 Oct 13, 10:40am -

Tots to Teens Nutrition

  • The five most absurd fad diets

    The five most absurd fad diets

    You have been gorging on just about everything that you could get your hands on for time immemorial. And one fine day, you realize that your clothes no longer fit. … Read More "The five most absurd fad diets"
    - 3 May 18, 4:05am -
  • Lose weight without a depriving diet

    Lose weight without a depriving diet

      Just when you thought that the day was going to be a great one, you pass by an eatery and the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafts through the … Read More "Lose weight without a depriving diet"
    - 12 Apr 18, 3:56am -
  • Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    The biggest challenge in following a weight loss plan lies in being motivated enough to stick to it. Sometimes people start on a high note but lose motivation midway. It … Read More "Staying motivated through your weight loss plan"
    - 31 Mar 18, 4:03am -

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    WebMD: Your Children's Health

    • newFlame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

      Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

      Among children, the percentage of cognitive (mental skills) loss attributed to chemicals in flame retardants rose to 81% in 2015-2016, up from 67% in 2001-2002, the study found.
      - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:29pm -
    • newVaping Is the Darling of Instagram

      Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram

      Researchers discovered that Instagram posts that promote use of the devices outnumber anti-vaping content by a shocking ratio of 10,000 to 1.
      - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:21pm -
    • newEating More Veggies Won't Stop Prostate Cancer: Study

      Eating More Veggies Won't Stop Prostate Cancer: Study

      After two years of follow-up, the group on the vegetable-rich diet saw no extra protection against prostate cancer compared to the control group, according to findings published Jan. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
      - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:13pm -
    • new'Yo-Yo' Blood Pressure Numbers in Youth a Bad Sign for Health Later

      'Yo-Yo' Blood Pressure Numbers in Youth a Bad Sign for Health Later

      In fact, every 4 mm Hg spike in systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a reading -- during young adulthood was tied to a 15% higher risk for heart disease in midlife, the research team found.
      - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:09pm -
    • newAllow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

      Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

      Sperm can be collected after death either through electrical stimulation of the prostate gland or surgery, and then frozen until required, the ethicists said.
      - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 3:40pm -
    • newThis Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

      This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

      Fueled by a strain of influenza that children may be especially vulnerable to, less than two months into flu season 39 children have already died, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
      - 12 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 3:35pm -
    • newMystery Coronavirus from China: What to Know

      Mystery Coronavirus from China: What to Know

      Public health officials are investigating a mystery coronavirus that has sickened hundreds in China and been diagnosed in one person in the U.S.
      - 15 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 1:17pm -
    • newUtah Bans Conversion Therapy

      Utah Bans Conversion Therapy

      It's the 19th state and one of the most conservative to outlaw the practice that seeks to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, the Associated Press reported.
      - 16 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:41am -
    • newProduction of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

      Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

      Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped
      - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 11:25am -
    • First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed

      First U.S. Case of China Coronavirus Diagnosed

      The male patient in Washington state was hospitalized with pneumonia last week and had recently traveled to Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in China where the outbreak is thought to have begun.
      - 1 day ago, 21 Jan 20, 4:17pm -
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