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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • Researchers warn against homemade sunscreen
    Many people may be tempted to craft their own sunscreens out of all-natural ingredients. However, such creams will likely fail to offer any protection.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 10:00am -
  • How to stop a nosebleed
    Nosebleeds are a common problem, but they often subside quickly with at-home treatment. In this article, learn how to stop a nosebleed at home. We also cover stopping nosebleeds in children and when to see a doctor.
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about ZzzQuil
    ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter medication for treating short-term sleeping difficulties. However, ZzzQuil is not suitable for younger children, and people with certain medical conditions should speak to a doctor before using it. At the recommended do…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 4:00pm -
  • What are the side effects of Adderall?
    Adderall is a stimulant drug that people with ADHD can take to relieve their symptoms. Adderall can have mild to severe side effects. Learn more here.
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 2:00pm -
  • Levels of autism: Everything you need to know
    Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
    - 22 days ago, 3 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression
    New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • What causes dry skin on a baby's face?
    Babies often experience dry skin on their face. Their skin is more sensitive than adult skin and has not yet adapted to the environment outside the womb. In this article, we look at the possible causes of dry skin on a baby's face and possible home r…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about Piaget's stages of cognitive development
    Some psychologists believe that children go through four separate stages of cognitive development, which they call Piaget’s stages. Learn more about these stages, what they mean, and how to use them, here.
    - 30 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 1:00pm -
  • Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism
    New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems.
    - 45 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 11:00am -
  • Ritalin vs. Adderall: What's the difference?
    Ritalin and Adderall are different types of stimulant medication that doctors can prescribe to help treat ADHD. Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects here.
    - 46 days ago, 9 Apr 19, 8:00pm -

Medscape: Pediatrics

  • FDA OKs First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    A single, one-time infusion of onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi (Zolgensma) can minimize the progression of SMA and improve survival in children younger than age 2 years — and will cost over $2 million. FDA Approvals
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 5:20pm -
  • FDA Clears First Zika Blood Test for Routine Use
    The ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA had previously been authorized only for emergency use under the FDA's emergency use authorization authority. FDA Approvals
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:10pm -
  • FDA Clears Assays for Extragenital Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing
    The Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Xpert CT/NG are the first tests cleared for diagnostic testing for Chlamydia and gonorrhea via throat and rectal samples. FDA Approvals
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 3:43pm -
  • Guidance Updated for Sports Physicals
    Updated guidance for the preparticipation physical evaluation (sports physical) includes evaluating the mental health of students and provides new information on female and transgender athletes. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:28am -
  • FDA Approves Calcipotriene for Plaque Psoriasis in Adolescents
    The US Food and Drug Administration approved calcipotriene foam (Sorilux) for the treatment of plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in adolescents aged 12 years or older. FDA Approvals
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 6:13pm -
  • The End of the Road for Lead Screening?
    Recent USPSTF recommendations seem to say there's no point. But is that what they really mean? Medscape Pediatrics
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:44am -
  • Is the Sunscreen Scare Legitimate?
    The active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed into the bloodstream, according to a new study, prompting concerns about whether it's safe to use. Medscape Internal Medicine
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:29am -
  • CBD Gel Promising for Fragile X Syndrome
    A clear transdermal cannabidiol (CBD) gel improved emotional and behavioral symptoms in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome and was well tolerated in a phase 2 study. Medscape Medical News
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:05am -
  • FDA OKs Midazolam Nasal Spray (Nayzilam) for Seizure Clusters
    Nayzilam is the first FDA-approved nasal option for treating seizure clusters that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure pattern in patients aged 12 years or older. FDA Approvals
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 1:49pm -
  • Can HPV Vaccination Provide Herd Protection?
    Can improved pickup of the HPV vaccine provide protection even to those who are unvaccinated? A new study says yes. Medscape Pediatrics
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 12:27pm -

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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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    • First Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years Approved

      First Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years Approved

      The new device was approved under the Humanitarian Device Exemption, which was created to encourage innovation in rare diseases.
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 2:47pm -
    • Summer of Mosquito Swarms a Possibility This Year

      Summer of Mosquito Swarms a Possibility This Year

      Mosquitoes could wreck your summer if you're not prepared and a warm, wet spring means the blood-suckers will be out in force.
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 2:39pm -
    • Colon Cancer Screenings Rise When Medicaid Arrives

      Colon Cancer Screenings Rise When Medicaid Arrives

      American Cancer Society researchers analyzed CDC data and found that in states that were very early adopters of the Medicaid expansion, the rate of low-income adults ages 50-64 who were up to date with colon cancer screening rose from 42.3% in 2012 t…
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 2:35pm -
    • Study: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage

      Study: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage

      A group of people who have liver disease also had elevated urine levels of glyphosate, the main weed-killing ingredient in Roundup, researchers found.
      - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:51pm -
    • New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

      New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

      The genes identified in the study and the proteins they encode are potential targets for new diabetes medicines, and may help improve understanding and treatment of the disease, according to the study authors.
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:30pm -
    • Does Bipolar Disorder Raise Risk of Parkinson's?

      Does Bipolar Disorder Raise Risk of Parkinson's?

      Those with bipolar who developed Parkinson's were nine years younger -- average age 64 -- than others who also developed Parkinson's, the study found.
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:18pm -
    • Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Available

      Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Available

      The company's generic version of its Humalog U-100 is being sold under the chemical name insulin lispro,
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 4:27pm -
    • That Selfie May Be Epic, But Not Worth Your Life

      That Selfie May Be Epic, But Not Worth Your Life

      Many in pursuit of the "epic selfie" have died -- a recent study found there were 259 deaths and 137 injuries or accidents around the world between 2011 and 2017, from just three deaths in 2011 to 93 in 2017.
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 4:20pm -
    • 6 Brain Surgeries Later, This Med Student Is Excelling

      6 Brain Surgeries Later, This Med Student Is Excelling

      Claudia Martinez was a college student chasing her dream of becoming a doctor when a neurosurgeon gave her alarming advice: Get brain surgery as soon as possible for chiari malformation.
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 4:12pm -
    • Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity

      Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity

      "The science is actually pretty straightforward; we know that feeling stigmatized because of your weight actually leads to weight increases," said study author Inge Kersbergen.
      - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 4:00pm -
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