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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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 12 Dec 19, 1:00pm -

Medscape: Pediatrics

  • newCDC Prepares States for COVID-19 Rollout Vaccine if Approved
    The agency instructed states to submit plans for vaccine distribution by October 16, but an advisory committee member suggested that the deadline may be premature. Medscape Medical News
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 5:16pm -
  • newCOVID-19 May Damage Blood Marrow Immune Cells
    The coronavirus may damage blood marrow cells in patients with severe COVID-19, according to a new study published in the journal Science Immunology. WebMD Health News
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:46pm -
  • newBlack Doctors' Group Creates Panel to Vet Vaccine
    As trust in federal health agencies continues to fade during the pandemic, the group plans to review scientific guidance issued by the CDC and FDA. WebMD Health News
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:00pm -
  • newWho Should Receive the New Ebola Vaccine?
    While the world waits for an effective COVID vaccine, let's not overlook the vaccine now available for an even deadlier disease. Medscape Internal Medicine
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:50am -
  • Promising Drugs Line Up for Lupus Treatment
    Systemic lupus erythematosus remains a treatment challenge, but a variety of drugs in the pipeline are set to target type I interferons, cytokines, and B cells. Medscape Medical News
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 8:19pm -
  • COVID Triggers Premature Births in Infected Moms
    Of 445 live births reported, 12.6% were premature, which the CDC defined as before 37 weeks. That rate is about 25% higher than the rate of premature births for the general population, the CDC said. WebMD Health News
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 4:32pm -
  • CDC Adds Then Retracts Aerosols as Main COVID Mode of Transmission
    The CDC abruptly deleted information from its website today that it had updated Friday on how COVID-19 is spread. Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 2:55pm -
  • Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears
    The plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for 7 weeks surrounded by relentless smoke. It's still unknown, because most haven't recovered -- they've gotten worse. Kaiser Health News
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 2:43pm -
  • Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada
    Over the objections of drugmakers, the Trump administration is expected within weeks to finalize its plan that would allow states to import some prescription medicines from Canada. Kaiser Health News
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 12:25pm -
  • New Guidance Released on Infection Control in the NICU
    Practical scenario-based recommendations from the Society for Health Epidemiology of America balance the need for infection control with need for close family contact in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Medscape Medical News
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 9:37am -

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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

  • newCOVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

    COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

    A study found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to others for the week of May 25.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:24pm -
  • newMany Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

    Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

    The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics separately can show how much community spread there is or whether hospital capacity is being reached.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:05pm -
  • newTrial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

    Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

    Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoiders -- a once-a-week insulin injection may someday replace daily shots.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 3:06pm -
  • newHomemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

    Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

    The team tested breathability and droplet-blocking of 11 common household fabrics. The fabrics ranged from new and used garments, quilted cloths, bedsheets and dishcloths.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:40pm -
  • newCOVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S.

    COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S.

    Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to a staggering 200,000.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:11pm -
  • newBlack Doctors' Group Creates Panel to Vet Vaccine

    Black Doctors' Group Creates Panel to Vet Vaccine

    The National Medical Association, an association of black doctors, is creating its own independent task force to review decisions about potential COVID-19 vaccines.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 12:36pm -
  • Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

    Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

    A new study found that serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) triggered by peanuts jumped 85% when kids were trick or treating.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:27pm -
  • Potential COVID Drug May Raise Heart Risk: Study

    Potential COVID Drug May Raise Heart Risk: Study

    The widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is being investigated as a COVID-19 treatment, but a new study warns it could increase the risk of heart problems.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:23pm -
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain

    Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain

    Too little sleep was defined as four or fewer hours a night, while too much was deemed 10 or more hours a night. The ideal amount? Seven hours a night.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:04pm -
  • EPA Adds to List of Coronavirus-Fighting Cleaners

    EPA Adds to List of Coronavirus-Fighting Cleaners

    Original Pine-Sol was proven effective against the coronavirus after 10 minutes, the EPA says. It joins other Clorox-brand products as well as several from Lysol on the EPA-approved list.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 3:09pm -
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