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ASA: Headache Precedes Stroke More Often in Kids Than Adults

February 23, 2017. 1:00 PM EST. However, ischemic strokes still very rare in children Read article

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Cannabidiol May Help Treat Intractable Epilepsy

December 07, 2016 CBD lowers seizure frequency, severity in some patients with Dravet, Lennox-Gastaut syndromes

Diagnosis of Infantile Spasms Too Often Delayed

December 06, 2016 Parents, doctors may not recognize infantile spasms early enough to prevent brain damage

RSNA: Children Can Sustain Major Chest Injuries From ATV Crashes

November 29, 2016 Main cause of chest injury was rollover, followed by collision with landscape, falls

ASN: Severe Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk of 28-Day Mortality

November 21, 2016 Increased use of mechanical ventilation, renal-replacement therapy in children with severe AKI

ACAAI: Guidance Coming on Introducing Infants to Peanuts

November 11, 2016 High-risk infants can be introduced to peanut paste, peanut protein as early as 4 to 6 months of age

IDSA: Measles Complication SSPE More Common Than Thought

October 28, 2016 Clinicians to be aware of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

Amitriptyline, Topiramate Don’t Cut Pediatric Migraine vs Placebo

October 27, 2016 No reduction in headache frequency or headache-related disability compared with placebo

ASA: Low Unplanned Admission for Dental Procedure + Other Sx

October 26, 2016 Four of 55 pediatric patients undergoing combination of procedures were admitted with peri-op concerns

AAP: Infants Should Sleep Near Parents, but on Separate Surface

October 24, 2016 Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, says American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Pain in Children Rising

October 24, 2016 Study finds hospital admissions for headache pain also up; reasons are unclear

Internet Addiction May Indicate Other Mental Health Issues

September 19, 2016 Over-reliance on the web possibly linked to depression, anxiety, and impulsivity in college kids

Review Finds Vitamin D Beneficial for Patients With Asthma

September 07, 2016 Reduction in rate of exacerbations requiring systemic corticosteroids or requiring ER/hospital visit

Early Exposure to Antibiotics Ups Risk of Allergic Dz Later in Life

September 07, 2016 Researchers found higher risk for hay fever, eczema in those exposed to antibiotics before age 2

iPad Works As Well As Sedative to Calm Children Preoperatively

August 30, 2016 Researchers found that children given iPads were easier to anesthetize than those given midazolam

Eczema’s Effect on Patient Health Can Be Extensive

July 29, 2016 Patients diagnosed with eczema may have increased risk for other conditions as well