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Use Of Marijuana During Pregnancy May Heighten Babies’ Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Report Indicates
CNN (8/10, Lamotte) reports, “In what they call the largest study ever done, researchers found using marijuana while pregnant may increase the risk that a child will develop autism.” The findings were published in Nature Medicine. One study author said, “...
In Newborns, Whole Exome Sequencing May Result In More False Positives, False Negatives For Inherited Metabolic Disorder, Study Suggests
STAT (8/10, Robbins) reports, “In the largest study of its kind...a team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, compared sequencing data to the results from standard blood testing conducted in newborns.” Their findings indicate...
Many Unanswered Questions Exist Regarding Coronavirus And Children
The Washington Post (8/10, Willis, Janes, Cha) reported, “Pictures of packed school hallways in Georgia and news of positive tests on the first day of classes in Indiana and Mississippi sparked the latest fraught discussions over the risk the coronavirus...
Diligence For Insulin Bolusing At Mealtimes Increases Among Children, Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes As Clinic Appointment Approaches, Research Shows
Medwire News (8/10, McDermid) reports, “Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes become more diligent about bolusing for insulin at mealtimes in the run-up to a clinic appointment, as reflected in objective data from their insulin pumps.” The researc...
Nearly A Third Of Women Say They Are Delaying Pregnancy Due To Pandemic, Study Suggests
CBS News (8/10, Smith) reports that nearly “a third of women say they’re delaying pregnancy or want fewer children because of the pandemic, according to a recent study published by the Guttmacher Institute.” CBS News adds, “Pregnancy timing preferences va...
Many Americans May Not Be Able To Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Until Spring, Summer Of 2021
Bloomberg (8/10, Edney, Wingrove, Langreth) reports, “Even if the most optimistic projections hold true and a Covid-19 vaccine is cleared for U.S. use in November, the vast majority of Americans won’t be able to get the shots until spring or summer next y...
Hispanic, Black Children More Likely To Be Hospitalized With COVID-19 Than Their White Peers, Data Indicate
The Washington Post (8/7, Janes) reported that research indicates “Hispanic children are approximately eight times more likely and Black children five times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than their White peers, according to a study released...
Early Parenting Intervention May Enhance Child Brain Regions Tied To Social Cognitive Development, Small Scan Study Indicates
Healio (8/7, Gramigna) reported, “An early parenting intervention appeared to enhance child brain regions associated with social cognitive development,” researchers concluded after analyzing the “data of 68 participants with a mean age of 10 years.” For t...
CDC Study Indicates While Children With COVID-19 Are Hospitalized Infrequently, The Rate Is Growing
Bloomberg (8/7, Brown) reported that “children with Covid-19 are hospitalized infrequently compared to adults, but the rate has been growing and about a third of those hospitalized in a subset of a” CDC “study published Friday needed intensive care.” The...
Hundreds Of Children Have Been Hospitalized With MIS-C, CDC Report Says
Reuters (8/7, Chander) reported 570 children were admitted to hospitals in the US with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a rare condition linked to SARS-CoV-2, over a period of four months this year, according to a CDC report. MIS-C is a “severe...
Research Suggests Children Can Contract And Spread SARS-CoV-2
The Wall Street Journal (8/9, A1, McCabe, Subscription Publication) reports as officials prepare for a new school year amid the pandemic, new research suggests children are able to contract and spread SARS-CoV-2.
E-Cigarette Use Is Associated With Lifetime Asthma In US Adolescents, Research Suggests
Pulmonology Advisor (8/7, Purdy) reports that research suggests “electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is associated with lifetime asthma in US adolescents, and may become more damaging when combined with marijuana or cigarette smoking.” The findings wer...
In Industry-Funded Phase 3 Study, Viloxazine Appeared To Reduce AD/HD Symptoms In Children, Researchers Say
Medscape (8/7, Subscription Publication) reported, “The experimental nonstimulant medication viloxazine extended-release, known as SPN-812, reduced symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [AD/HD] as soon as one week after dosing and was well...
US Coronavirus Cases Top 5M
Reuters (8/8, Craft) reports that the US “set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally.” The article adds, “With one out of every 66 residents infected, the United States leads...
Researchers Create Test To Determine Effectiveness Of Various Face Coverings
CNN (8/8, Elassar) reported that a group of researchers at Duke University have “created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks which have become a critical component in stopping the spread of the virus.” In the study pu...
Researchers Say Healthcare Workers Of Color Are At Greater Risk For SARS-CoV-2 Infection Than White Healthcare Workers
Kaiser Health News (8/6, Jewett) reports researchers at Harvard Medical School found that healthcare “workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate or reused protective...
Texas Governor Appeals To Public To Get Flu Vaccinations To Prevent Overburdening Hospitals
The AP (8/6, Weber) reports Texas health officials “warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals still dealing with thousands of coronavirus patients, and they urged the public to not wait on getting flu vaccinatio...
FDA Issues Final Guidance On Arsenic Levels In Infant Rice Cereals
CNN (8/6, Lamotte, Crespo) reports that on Aug. 5, the FDA “issued its final guidance on limiting the levels of inorganic arsenic found in infant rice cereal...capping the level of arsenic allowable at 100 parts per billion,” the “same level it proposed i...
Single Intramuscular Dose Of Nirsevimab May Reduce Mortality Risk Tied To RSV In Healthy Infants Born Preterm, Study Indicates
HCPlive (8/6, Alicea) reports research indicates that a single “intramuscular dose of nirsevimab” may “reduce the risk of mortality associated with” respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in “healthy infants...born preterm.” The 1,453-healthy infant study “was...
Study Reveals First Case Of Resistant Bacterial Meningitis In US
CIDRAP (8/6, Dall) reports that a new study in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society “describes what is believed to be the first case of bacterial meningitis caused by beta-lactamase–producing, ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria meningit...
Asymptomatic People Carry As Much Coronavirus As Those With Symptoms, Study Indicates
The New York Times (8/6, Mandavilli) reports that “a new study in South Korea...offers more definitive proof that people without symptoms carry just as much” of the coronavirus “in their nose, throat and lungs as those with symptoms, and for almost as lon...
Early Periods May Be Associated With Higher Likelihood Of Hot Flashes, Night Sweats During Menopause, Research Suggests
HealthDay (8/6, Preidt) reports, “Women whose periods started at an early age are more likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause,” researchers concluded after analyzing “data from more than 18,000 middle-aged women across the United Sta...
Researchers Say SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates Are Higher Among Minority Children And Those From Lower Socioeconomic Backgrounds
CNN (8/5, Mascarenhas) reports researchers found SARS-CoV-2 infection “rates are significantly higher among minority children and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.” At the Children’s National coronavirus testing site in Washington DC, the resear...
Researchers Say Three Major Methods Of Providing Ketogenic Diet Therapy Can Reduce Seizures In Children With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
MedPage Today (8/5, George) reports researchers found in the DIET trial that “three major methods of providing ketogenic diet therapy reduced seizures in children with drug-resistant epilepsy.” The researchers found “median reduction in seizure burden was...
Pre- And Early Postnatal Farm Exposure May Be Tied To Reduced Atopic Dermatitis Incidence In Infants, Researchers Say
Dermatology Advisor (8/5, Pond) reports, “Pre- and early postnatal farm exposure was associated with reduced incidence of atopic dermatitis...in infants,” investigators concluded after examining data from a “study cohort comprised” of “104 farm families a...
Research Suggests Prolonged Fecal Viral Shedding In Children Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Could Play Role In Transmission Of The Virus
Gastroenterology Advisor (8/5, May) reports while children may be at low risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection, “emerging data suggest that cases may be under-reported in children, and prolonged fecal viral shedding in pediatric patients may position them as pote...
As Schools Prepare To Reopen, Some Scientists Fear COVID-19 Cases In Children Are Undercounted
USA Today (8/5, Fraser, Keemahill) reports, “As many school districts across the USA prepare to reopen campuses, some fear classrooms will become the next incubators for large coronavirus outbreaks.” Advocates for “resuming school in person, including Pre...
New Guideline Advises Against Routine Of Systemic Antibacterial Prophylaxis In Pediatric Patients With Cancer And Children Undergoing HSCT Unless Prolonged Severe Neutropenia Is Likely To Develop
Oncology Nurse Advisor (8/5, Moench) reports “a multinational, multidisciplinary expert panel” conducted a literature review and made “a strong recommendation...against the routine use of systemic antibacterial prophylaxis in pediatric patients with cance...
Children With T1D Who Receive Continued Psychological Care May Have Decrease In Severe Hypoglycemic Episodes, Research Suggests
Healio (8/5, Monostra) reports, “Children with type 1 diabetes [T1D] who received continued psychological care had a decrease in severe hypoglycemic episodes and stable glycemic control during two years of follow up,” investigators concluded after analyzi...
Nurses Report Lower Levels Of EHR Burnout Compared To Physicians
EHR Intelligence (8/5, Jason) reports, “Nurses experience lower levels of EHR burnout on average, compared to their physician counterparts, according to a recent KLAS report regarding EHR usage in nursing.” EHR Intelligence adds, “Numerous studies have sh...
Researchers Say Quality Improvement Intervention Led To 7% Sustained Reduction In Antibiotic Prescriptions For Pediatric Acute Respiratory Tract Infections
Healio (8/4, Downey) reports researchers found “a quality improvement intervention led to a 7% sustained reduction in antibiotic prescribing for pediatric acute respiratory tract infections at nearly two dozen U.S. practices.” The findings were published...
CDC Warns Of Potential Spike In Polio-Like Condition That Mostly Affects Children
The Washington Post (8/4, Bernstein) reports the CDC “warned parents and caregivers Tuesday to watch for an uncommon, polio-like condition that mostly strikes children, usually between August and November.” The Washington Post adds, “Acute flaccid myeliti...
WHO Says Young People Going Out To Beaches, Nightclubs Are Leading To New Increase In Coronavirus Cases
Reuters (8/4, Banerjee, Nebehay) reports the WHO said young people going to beaches and nightclubs are precipitating a new increase in coronavirus cases around the world. Reuters adds “the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected” have increased...
FDA Declines To Approve Peanut Allergy Skin Patch For Children
Reuters (8/4, Maddipatla) reports the FDA declined to approve DBV Technologies SA’s “experimental skin patch for peanut allergy in children, citing concerns about its effectiveness.” The agency’s “decision deals a blow to the Montrouge-based anti-allergy...
Scientists Say Some Severe Cases Of COVID-19 May Be Caused By SARS-CoV-2 Making The Immune System “Go Haywire”
The New York Times (8/4, Wu) reports recent studies suggest that some of the most severe cases of COVID-19 appear to be caused by SARS-CoV-2 causing the immune system to “go haywire.” Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University who led one of the st...
Survey Finds Many Americans Still Experience Lengthy Wait Times For Coronavirus Test Results
The New York Times (8/4, Mervosh, Fernandez) reports that despite an increase in US coronavirus testing, “many Americans are still having to wait many days for results, effectively rendering those tests useless.” Most people “do not receive results within...
Adversity Experienced In Early Life May Lead To Earlier Puberty, Increased Cellular Aging, Altered Brain Development, Meta-Review Indicates
CNN (8/3, Prior) reports, “Experiencing adversity early in life is likely to make children reach puberty more quickly, increase cellular aging and alter brain development,” according to a recent “meta-review of dozens of studies published in Psychological...
Trump Signs Executive Order To Expand Telehealth Services In Rural Areas
The AP (8/3, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports, “The Trump Administration is taking steps to give telehealth a broader role under Medicare, with an executive order that serves as a call for Congress to make doctor visits via personal technology a permanent fixture...
CT Scans Have Declined In The Past Decade Among Pediatric Patients Presenting To EDs, But Advanced Imaging Has Increased Overall, Data Indicate
MedPage Today (8/3, Hlavinka) reports that “an analysis of 32 tertiary care children’s hospitals” indicates that “although CT scans have declined in the past decade among pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department, advanced imaging has incr...
TSH Reference Values For Children May Be Affected By BMI, Ethnicity, Research Suggests
Healio (8/3, Schaffer) reports, “Thyroid-stimulating hormone [TSH] reference values for children are affected by BMI and ethnicity, and reference values should be individualized accordingly to improve clinical decision-making and reduce unnecessary treatm...
FDA Approves Cannabidiol Oral Solution For New Indication Of Management Of Seizures Tied To Tuberous Sclerosis Complex In Patients At Least One Year Old
Medscape (8/3, Hughes, Subscription Publication) reports the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol oral solution) “for the new indication of treatment of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex in patients 1 year of age and older.” The agency pr...
Contact Tracing, COVID-19 Testing Needed To Safely Reopen Schools This Fall, Studies Suggest
CNN (8/3, Howard) reports that two new studies suggest more COVID-19 testing and contact tracing are needed to safely reopen schools this fall. Both teams of researchers published their work in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health on Monday. In one study,...
US Reports Smallest Daily Increase In New Coronavirus Cases Despite Surges In Northeast, Midwest
The Wall Street Journal (8/3, Prang, De Avila, Subscription Publication) reports the US recorded over 47,000 new coronavirus cases, which is the smallest daily increase in nearly four weeks, even as there are signs of case surges in the Northeast and Midw...
Healthcare Workers With Adequate PPE Still Have 3.4 Times Risk Of Contracting Coronavirus Than General Public, Study Demonstrates
CNN (7/31, Erdman) reported, “Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for patients with [COVID-19] isn’t enough to completely eliminate the threat from the virus for frontline workers, according to a new study from King’s College London.”...
House Votes To End Prohibition On Creating A Unique Patient Identifier
Healthcare Finance News (7/31, Hackett) reported that the House on Friday “approved the bipartisan Foster-Kelly Amendment as a part of the six-bill FY2021 minibus package that includes the Labor-HHS appropriations bill.” The Foster-Kelly Amendment, “led b...
New York City Officials Say Schools Will Not Reopen Unless Coronavirus Infection Rate Is Below 3% For Seven-Day Rolling Average
POLITICO New York (7/31, Toure) reported New York City officials announced “the nation’s largest school system won’t reopen for in-person instruction unless the city’s coronavirus infection rate remains below 3 percent on a seven-day rolling average.” May...
Report Shows Texas’ Pediatric Vaccination Rates Have Dropped 44% Amid Pandemic
The Houston Chronicle (7/31, Lopez) reports the number of children in Texas receiving immunizations is “way down this year, one more casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Fear among parents “is a primary reason for an average 44 percent drop in the number o...
Published Evidence On Delays In Time To Treatment For rSE In Children May Not Be Tied To Sustained Reduction In Time To Treatment, Research Suggests
Neurology Advisor (7/31, Akirov) reported, “Published evidence on delays in time to treatment for refractory convulsive status epilepticus (rSE) in children was not associated with a sustained reduction in time to treatment, but with an increase in the pr...
Nearly Half Of Georgia Sleepaway Camp Staff, Campers Infected With Coronavirus, Report Indicates
The New York Times (7/31, Rabin) reported that although a Georgia sleepaway “camp implemented several precautionary measures against the” coronavirus, it “stopped short of requiring campers to wear masks,” and “the virus blazed through the community of ab...
Children Younger Than Age 5 May Have Up To 100 Times As Much Of The Coronavirus In Upper Respiratory Tract As Adults, Research Indicates
The New York Times (7/30, Mandavilli) reports children infected with the coronavirus “have at least as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults, according to” new research. In fact, “children younger than age 5 may host up to...

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