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Vaping And Nicotine Patches During Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of SIDS, Study Suggests.
Newsweek (7/19, Gander) reports that pregnant mothers who vape or nicotine patches may increase their infants’ risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a study published in the Journal of Physiology. Newsweek adds, “FDA officials believe...
CT Imaging In Kids Associated With Increased Cancer Risk, Study Suggests.
MedPage Today (7/18, Bankhead) reports that research indicates “pediatric patients who had CT scans had a higher-than-expected risk of developing...cancer later in life.” Investigators found that “the risk for any type of cancer was 47% higher and ranged...
Despite Glycemic Control, Intensive Insulin Management, Women With Type 1 Diabetes Still Having Babies Large For Gestational Age, Study Indicates.
Medscape (7/18, McCall, Subscription Publication) reports, “Despite good glycemic control with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and intensive insulin management throughout pregnancy, women with type 1 diabetes still had babies who were large for gesta...
Phase 3 Trial Set To Evaluate Neurosteroid Ganaxolone In Rare Form Of Epilepsy.
Rare Disease Report (7/18) reports a pivotal phase 3 trial will evaluate Marinus Pharmaceuticals’ neurosteroid ganaxolone in children and young adults with CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), a rare form of epilepsy “first identified in 2004.” The treatment...
Children May Benefit From Having Working Mothers, Study Suggests.
CNN (7/18, Howard) reports researchers found that “girls raised in homes with working mothers are more likely to grow up to have successful careers,” while “the sons of working mothers spent more time as adults caring for family members.” The findings we...
Frequent Use Of Digital Media By Adolescents May Be Associated With Increased Risk For AD/HD, Study Indicates.
The Wall Street Journal (7/17, Hernandez, Morris, Subscription Publication) reports that frequent use of digital media by adolescents may be associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), researchers concluded aft...
Children With Autism May Have Abnormalities In Brain Region That Makes Social Interactions Enjoyable, Study Suggests.
HealthDay (7/17, Norton) reports researchers found using MRI brain scans that “children with autism show abnormalities in” the mesolimbic reward pathway, “a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable.” Included in the study were “24 ch...
Less Than Half Of School Districts Test Water For Lead, Report Says.
The AP (7/17) provides coverage of a new Government Accountability Office report and survey of 549 school districts across the country finding that only 41% of school districts test their water for lead. Of those, 37% found “elevated levels of the toxin....
A Good Night’s Sleep May Be Critical For Teens’ Metabolic Health, Researchers Say.
The New York Times (7/17, Bakalar) reports, “A good night’s sleep may be critical for the metabolic health of teenagers,” researchers concluded in a study involving “829 boys and girls, average age 13.” The study revealed that “shorter sleep duration and...
Severe Allergic Reaction To Food Less Serious In Infants Than In Toddlers, Older Children, Study Indicates.
HealthDay (7/17, Preidt) reports that research indicates “a severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children.” The findings were published online in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Opioids Frequently Prescribed For Children, Study Indicates.
Newsweek (7/16, Andrew) reports “one in 10 children enrolled in Tennessee’s Medicaid program were prescribed opioids between 1999 and 2014, concurrent with the onset of the opioid crisis,” according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Ove...
Schumer Asks CDC To Investigate Increase In Child Drowning Rates.
CQ Roll Call (DC) (7/16, Lesniewski) reports Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, in a letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield, asked that the agency, in CQ Roll Call’s words, “look into the rates of drowning, including why young boys seem nearly twice...
Elevated Glycated Hemoglobin Levels At Or Around Time Of Conception Increase Risk Of Major Cardiac Defects In Infants Born To Mothers With T1D, Research Indicates.
Medscape (7/16, Harrison, Subscription Publication) reports that research indicates “elevated glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels at or around the time of conception significantly increase the risk of major cardiac defects in infants born to mothers with...
Not All Adults Convinced Nicotine Harmful To Children, Study Indicates.
Reuters (7/16, Rapaport) reports that although “most adults know nicotine is bad for children, smokers and some other individuals aren’t convinced of this fact, according to” research published online in Pediatrics. Researchers found that “overall, 83 pe...
Link Between Self-Regulation And Childhood Obesity May Impact Boys And Girls Differently, Research Suggests.
MedPage Today (7/16, Monaco) reports that research suggests “the association between self-regulation and childhood obesity may affect boys and girls differently.” Researchers found “in a large cohort of 6,400 children, boys tended to have lower self-regu...
Incidence Of Adverse Events In Hospitalized Pediatric Patients Showed No Decline From 2007 To 2012, Study Indicates.
MedPage Today (7/15, Walker) reported, “Incidence of adverse events in hospitalized pediatric patients showed no decline from 2007 to 2012,” researchers found. The findings were published in Pediatrics.
America’s Complicated History Of Infant Feeding Examined.
In a 1,300-word piece, the New York Times (7/14, Caron) charted “America’s complicated history of infant feeding, starting with the spread of formula.” Back in 1929, “the American Medical Association formed the Committee on Foods to approve formula safet...
Many Young US Children Not Screened For Development Delays, Researchers Say.
HealthDay (7/13, Preidt) reported, “Overall, fewer than one-third of U.S. children under three years old receive recommended screening for developmental problems,” researchers found after analyzing “2016 data.” The study revealed that “only 30 percent of...
California Officials Warn Of Spike In Marijuana-Related Health Scares Among Kids, Teens.
The Los Angeles Times (7/13, McGreevy) reported that California state and local officials said “they are alarmed by a spike in calls they have received to report children and teenagers ingesting marijuana products since,” the state “legalized cannabis fo...
About Half Of All Parents Use Their Cellphone While Driving With Their Child In The Car, Study Finds.
Bloomberg News (7/12, Griffin) reports, “Half of all parents use their cellphones while driving with young children in the car, according to a study released Thursday by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of...
More Than A Third Of Youth With PTSD Received No Treatment In 2012, Researchers Say.
Healio (7/12, Demko) reports, “Of more than 7,700 youths with a new episode of” post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) “in 2012, about 60% received psychotherapy, about 6% received pharmacotherapy and more than one-third received neither therapy nor medic...
Boys With Autism May Have Flatter Surface On Right Side Of Cerebellum, Study Suggests.
HealthDay (7/12, Preidt) reports researchers found “that boys with autism had a significantly flatter surface on the right side of their cerebellum,” and “that a flatter cerebellum was associated with differences in thinking abilities and communication,...
Fenfluramine Reduces Convulsive Seizures In Patients With Dravet Syndrome In Phase 3 Trial.
Reuters (7/12, Mishra) reports that in a clinical trial, Zogenix’s “low-dose, liquid solution of fenfluramine” succeeded in reducing convulsive seizures among patients with Dravet syndrome, “a rare form of childhood epilepsy.” The article mentions that f...
Behavior Of Peers, Parents May Have Led To Decline In Childhood Smoking, Study Indicates.
Reuters (7/11, Weinstock) reports a study found that “two consecutive generations of children in the UK had dramatically different rates of smoking at an early age, and one major reason may be the changing socioeconomic status and behaviors of their pare...
DHS Establishing Office To Work With Central American Governments On Reunification Of Immigrant Families.
The Washington Examiner (7/11, Giaritelli) reports the Department of Homeland Security is establishing “an office that will work with Central American governments to inform them of reunification efforts for families that were separated at the border unde...
ORR System For Tracking Separated Immigrant Children Reportedly Fraught With Tech Issues.
Reuters (7/11, Levinson) reports, “From the moment it went online in January of 2014, the computer system designed to track unaccompanied immigrant children and process their release has created headaches for the shelter staff, government employees and o...
HIV-Positive Children In South Africa More Likely To Have Cognitive, Physical Delays Than HIV-Negative Youngsters, Study Suggests.
Newsweek (7/11, Interrante) reports that “HIV-positive children in South Africa” may be “more likely to have cognitive and physical delays than HIV-negative children,” researchers concluded. In findings published in PLOS One, investigators found that “HI...
Teens Who Use Social Network Sites For More Than Two Hours Daily May Be At Increased Risk For Cyberbullying, Study Indicates.
HealthDay (7/10, Preidt) reports investigators “surveyed more than 12,000 teens in Germany, Poland and Romania and found those who used social network sites for more than two hours a day were at increased risk for cyberbullying.” The findings were publis...
During Extreme Heat, College Kids Living In Unair-Conditioned Dorms Performed Worse On Tests Of Mental Skills, Study Finds.
The Boston Globe (7/10, Finucane) reports, “Harvard researchers say that they studied students in dorms with and without air conditioning and during a heat wave.” HealthDay (7/10, Reinberg) reports that “in the face of extreme heat, college students livi...
Fewer Than One Third Of Young Children Receive A Recommended Parent-Completed Developmental Screening, Researchers Say.
Medscape (7/10, MacReady, Subscription Publication) reports, “Fewer than one third of young children receive a recommended parent-completed developmental screening, and the rate of developmental surveillance during healthcare visits is ‘not substantially...
Small Children Interacting With Digital Assistants Unable To Differentiate Between Fantasy, Reality.
The Wall Street Journal (7/10, Shellenbarger, Subscription Publication) reports that even small children now participate in interactions with digital assistants. This could be problematic for the youngest of children, because they are unable to tell real...
Babies Introduced To Solid Foods At Three Months May Sleep Longer Through The Night, Study Suggests.
CNN (7/9, Scutti) reports, “Both the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about six months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods.” Now, a new study suggests that “a...
Youngsters Face Increased Risk Of Mental Health, Behavioral Problems If Their Parents Struggled With Traumatic Events In Childhood, Study Indicates.
The ABC News (7/9, Powell) website reports research published online July 9 in Pediatrics “finds that traumatic events in childhood increase the risk of mental health and behavioral problems not just for that person but also for their children.” For the...
Chronic Opioid Use Is Increasingly Common Among Younger Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Suggests.
Healio Gastroenterology (7/9, Young) reports researchers found that “chronic opioid use among adolescent and young adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease has become increasingly common.” The findings were published in the journal Inflammatory Bow...
Children Whose Parents Spend Time In Prison More Likely To Lead Risky Lifestyles As Young Adults, Researchers Say.
HealthDay (7/9, Preidt) reports, “Children whose parents spend time in prison are more likely to lead risky lifestyles as young adults,” researchers found after analyzing “data from more than 13,000 young adults, aged 24 to 32,” about 10 percent of whom...
Mother’s Diet During Pregnancy May Affect Makeup Of Child’s Gut Microbiome, Study Suggests.
Healio Gastroenterology (7/6, Young) reported that research indicates “a mother’s diet during pregnancy might play a role in the makeup of her child’s gut microbiome.” The findings were published in Microbiome.
New York Bill Would Expand Screening For Lead Poisoning Among Children Living In Public, Private Housing.
The New York Daily News (7/8, Smith) reported a bill set to be introduced in New York on Monday “would significantly broaden the categories that prompt an aggressive investigation of the source of lead in housing both public and private.” If enacted, Dak...
Young Pitchers Should Heed Pitch Count Guidelines To Keep Their Elbows Healthy, Study Indicates.
HealthDay (7/8, Preidt) reported, “Young pitchers should heed pitch count guidelines if they want their elbows to stay healthy,” researchers concluded in a study involving “149 pitchers, aged 7 to 11, with no prior elbow pain who were assessed at the sta...
Safety Expert Discusses Hot Weather Safety Precautions With Kids In The Car.
HealthDay (7/7, Preidt) reported, “Every nine days, a child dies in a hot car in the United States, but...safety expert” Susan Katz, coordinator of the pediatric injury prevention program at Stony Brook (NY) Children’s Hospital, “says such tragedies can...
Children Of Same-Sex Parents Not More Likely To Suffer Behavioral Or Social Problems, Researchers Say.
HealthDay (7/6, Preidt) reported, “Children of same-sex parents are not more likely to suffer behavioral or social problems,” researchers concluded in a study including “children, aged 3 to 11, of 195 gay or lesbian parents and 195 heterosexual parents i...
Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked To Snoring In Children, Research Indicates.
Reuters (7/5, Lehman) reports that an analysis of existing research has shown that children’s exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke “increases their risk of developing habitual snoring,” according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Comm...
Tired Teen Athletes May Be At Increased Risk Of ACL Injuries, Study Indicates.
HealthDay (7/5, Preidt) reports that tired teen athletes may be at increased risk of suffering an injury to the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament. In the 85-athlete study, 14 “of 22 athletes with over 20 percent fatigue showed an increased ACL injury ris...
Researchers Examine Tweets To Measure Teenage Use Of Juul.
HealthDay (7/5, Gordon) reports researchers sifted through 80,000 tweets from teenagers and found that nearly one in every 25 teens “detailed using” Juul during school hours. The study was published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Italy To Take Word Of Parents On Children’s Vaccination Status.
The New York Times (7/5, Pianigiani) reports that on July 5, “Giulia Grillo, Italy’s health minister and a prominent member of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement,” announced that “Italian parents will no longer have to provide state-run schools wi...
Mothers Who Follow Five Specific Habits May Reduce Obesity Risk In Their Offspring, Researchers Say.
The ABC News (7/4, Kalaichandran) website reports that “mothers who follow five specific habits may reduce the risk of obesity in their offspring,” researchers concluded after analyzing “data of just over 24,000 children ages 9 to 18” and their mothers’...
Folic Acid Fortification May Enhance Fetal Brain Development, Lower Long-Term Risk For Psychosis, Scan Study Indicates.
Reuters (7/4, Boggs) reports, “Folic acid fortification not only protects developing babies against certain birth defects but also supports healthy brain development through the teenage years,” research indicates. HealthDay (7/3, Mozes) reported that aft...
Women Who Struggle To Get Pregnant Or Use Reproductive Technologies May Be More Likely To Have Premature Babies, Children With Birth Defects, Research Suggests.
Reuters (7/3, Rapaport) reported, “Women who struggle to get pregnant or use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have preemies and kids with birth defects than their peers who conceive without difficulty,” re...
Immigrant Children Separated From Parents Now Experiencing Trauma.
The Los Angeles Times (7/3, Mejia) reported that immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the border and then later reunited are now dealing with the consequences. A three-year old boy now wakes up screaming, and has starting wetting t...
Teens 15 To 19 Years Old In Urban Areas Have Highest Rate Of Firearm Injury Among US Children, Study Finds.
CNN (7/2, Moulite) reports, “Teens 15 to 19 years old in urban areas have the highest rate of firearm injury among children in the” US, researchers found after examining “data from the nationally representative Kids’ Inpatient Database, which was created...
About One In Four Adolescent Girls Deliberately Harmed Herself In The Previous Year, Researchers Say.
The New York Times (7/2, Baumgaertner) reports, “Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves without aiming to commit suicide,” researchers concluded after drawing on “data from a ri...

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