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Younger Siblings May Be Less Likely Than Firstborns To Learn Sex Education From Their Parents, Study Suggests.
HealthDay (9/28, Reinberg) reported, “Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents,” research indicated. Rather, “they may learn what’s what from their older brothers and sisters,” investigators...
For Middle School Kids, Witnessing School Violence May Be As Bad As Being Bullied, Study Suggests.
HealthDay (9/28, Dallas) reported, “For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied,” researchers concluded in a study that “involved nearly 4,000 students in Quebec.” The study revealed that children “who had seen p...
Benefits Of Burosumab Among Youngsters With X-Linked Hypophosphatemia May Persist To Week 88, Study Suggests.
MedPage Today (9/30, Walsh) reported, “The benefits of burosumab (Crysvita) among children with X-linked hypophosphatemia persisted to week 88, with sustained improvements in serum phosphorus and rickets severity,” research indicated. The findings of the...
Teachers Use Meditation Apps To Improve Students’ Performance.
On its website, CNBC (9/30, LaVito) reports on teachers who are using meditation apps in the classroom to improve students’ performance. The American Academy of Pediatrics “encourages parents and teachers to teach kids meditation, saying it helps them fu...
Report Finds 74 Percent Of Children Still Receive Unhealthy Drinks, Side Items With Their Fast Food Meals.
The NPR (9/27, Cohen) “Goats and Soda” blog reports that “voluntary pledges to make fast food healthier” do not “mean parents are purchasing more of the healthier food for their kids at the restaurants.” In fact, according to research released Sept. 27 b...
Older Kids In Cardiac Arrest More Likely Than Younger Children To Have A Bystander Use A Defibrillator To Treat Them, Study Indicates.
Reuters (9/27, Rapaport) reports that research indicates “older children in cardiac arrest are more likely than younger kids to have a bystander use a defibrillator to treat them before an ambulance arrives.” In the study, “patients who got defibrillator...
Researchers Find Problems With Care Of Pediatric Asthma Patients.
MD Magazine (9/27, Bender) reports researchers conducted a study “with pediatric asthma patients in an urban Head Start program,” and “found that the unfocused issues of at-home prescription asthma medication availability and treatment administration wer...
DEA Labels Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Treatment As Having “Low Abuse Potential.”
Reuters (9/27, Mathias) reports GW Pharmaceuticals said that its marijuana-based treatment Epidiolex (cannabidiol) has “cleared the last hurdle after the Drug Enforcement Administration labeled the drug as having a low abuse potential.” The company now p...
More Than 2.2 Million US Kids Treated In EDs For Bike-Related Injuries Annually, Researchers Say.
HealthDay (6/26, Preidt) reports, “More than 2.2 million American children a year – or about 25 an hour – were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period,” researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Polic...
Survey Finds 52% Of US Parents Say They’ve Considered Keeping Their Kids Out Of Sports Over Injury Concerns.
HealthDay (6/26, Preidt) reports that 52 percent of US “parents say they’ve considered keeping their children out of sports over concerns about injuries, a new survey finds.” But, “the poll of more than 1,000 parents found that nearly 60 percent said the...
Kids With Ventricular Arrhythmias Who Wear Cardioverter Defibrillator Generally Likely To Comply With Appropriate Wear Times, Durations, Study Indicates.
Healio Cardiology Today (6/26, Dobkowski) reports that research indicated kids “with ventricular arrhythmias who wore a cardioverter defibrillator were generally likely to comply with appropriate wear times and durations.” MedPage Today (6/26, Lou) repor...
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy Tied To Early Decrease In Severe Asthma Exacerbations In Children, Study Suggests.
Pulmonology Advisor (6/26, Jacobs) reports researchers found that the use of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) “is associated with an early decrease in severe exacerbations of asthma, despite a reduction in” equivalent of fluticasone propionate (EFP) “do...
FDA Approves Cannabidiol For Treatment Of Two Rare Forms Of Childhood Epilepsy.
The Wall Street Journal (6/25, Loftus, Subscription Publication) reports the Food and Drug Administration approved GW Pharmaceuticals PLC’s Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two rare forms of...
Early Premature Birth May Increase Risk Of AD/HD Symptoms In Preschoolers, Inattention Symptoms In School-Age Children, Study Indicates.
MedPage Today (6/25, George) reports that “a prospective sibling-comparison study” suggests “early premature birth may increase the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder” (AD/HD) “symptoms in preschoolers and inattention symptoms in school-age...
Experts Discuss How Time Spent On Digital Media Affects Teens’ Mental Health.
The Wall Street Journal (6/24, Seay, Whalen, Subscription Publication) interviewed three experts regarding the connection between time spent on digital media by adolescents and their mental health, as well as the effect on sleep and socialization.
More Young People Who Are Overweight Are Not Trying To Lose Weight, Study Indicates.
The Washington Times (6/25, Kelly) reports, “More young people who are overweight aren’t trying to lose weight,” researchers concluded after examining “data over 26 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” The study revealed that...
Young Children In US Being Poisoned By Buprenorphine, Researchers Say.
HealthDay (6/25, Mozes) reports, “Young American children are being sickened – and even dying – after being poisoned by” buprenorphine, a medication “used to fight opioid addiction,” researchers found. Investigators found that “between 2007 and 2016, mor...
Nonstandard Shifts Worked By Parents May Affect How Children Behave, Study Indicates.
HealthDay (6/25, Dallas) reports that “nonstandard shifts” worked by parents appear to affect how children behave, researchers concluded after examining “data from the U.S. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which began following a group of nearly 13...

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