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December 2011 Briefing - Pediatrics

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for December 2011. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Three Gene Mutations Linked to Epithelial Thyroid Cancers

FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cowden syndrome (CS)/CS-like patients with PTEN mutations, SDHx variations, and KLLN epimutations are at increased risk of epithelial thyroid cancers, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Age-Adjusted Thalamic Volume Associated With Disability in MS

THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower age- and lesion-independent thalamic volume than healthy individuals, and the loss in thalamic volume is associated with disability, according to a study published in the Nov. 16 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Early Childhood Factors ID'd for Predicting Adult Obesity

THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood growth patterns, childhood obesity, maternal body mass index (BMI), and father's employment are probable early markers for adult obesity, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in Obesity Reviews.

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Near Normal Function Seen in Secondary Hip Osteonecrosis

THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children with osteonecrosis of the hip, secondary to the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip, have no marked physical disability, according to a study published in the Dec. 21 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Oseltamivir-Resistant H1N1 Identified in Australia

THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Oseltamivir-resistant prepandemic seasonal influenza 1 (H1N1) viruses with a neuraminidase substitution (H275Y) (A[H1N1]pdm09) have been identified in Australia, according to a letter published in the Dec. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Rhinoviruses Frequently Cause ARIs in VLBW Premature Infants

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- More than half (55 percent) of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with acute respiratory illness (ARI) have infection with human rhinoviruses (HRVs), according to a study published online Dec. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Drugs ID'd in Mice to Possibly Treat Angelman Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Reactivating the functional but silenced paternal allele of the ubiquitin protein ligase E3A (Ube3a) may offer a possible treatment strategy for the severe neurodevelopmental disorder known as Angelman syndrome, according to an experimental study published online Dec. 21 in Nature.

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Low Pegnancy Vitamin D Levels Up Child's Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Lower maternal serum concentrations of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH D) during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of offspring developing type 1 diabetes during childhood, according to a study published in the January issue of Diabetes.

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Smoking During Pregnancy Affects Children's Vasculature

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Parental smoking during pregnancy affects children's arterial structure and function in early life; and interventions that encourage parents to quit smoking for their children's benefit may increase parental quit rates, according to two studies published online Dec. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Extreme Preemies Can Achieve Normal Exercise Capacity

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals born extremely preterm can achieve normal exercise capacity as well as aerobic capacity and response to physical training comparable to their peers born at term, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Mother-Child Relationship Contributes to Child Obesity

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have poor-quality early maternal-child relationships are 2.45 times more likely to experience adolescent obesity, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Poor Compliance With Sunscreen Advice Found in Adult Skiers

FRIDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Very few adult skiers and snowboarders show full compliance with sunscreen advice, especially with the advice to reapply sunscreen after two hours, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Extended Nevirapine Reduces Breastfeeding HIV Transmission

FRIDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Prophylactic nevirapine is safe and can reduce mother-to-child Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) transmission during breastfeeding up to 6 months of age, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in The Lancet.

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CDC Outlines HPV and Hep B Vaccine Recommendations

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) in young males and hepatitis B in adults with diabetes mellitus is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for infection control, according to two reports published in the Dec. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

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School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- School absenteeism may be reciprocally associated with psychopathology during childhood and adolescence, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Child Development.

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Left Auditory Cortex Less Responsive in Dyslexia

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For individuals with dyslexia, the left auditory cortex may be less responsive at frequencies of approximately 30 Hz, according to a study published in the Dec. 22 issue of Neuron.

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No Complications From MRSA Otorrhea After Tube Placement

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Ear infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following ear tube placement in children are not associated with the need for additional surgical procedures or other complications, according to a study published in the December issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.

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Isentress Approval Expanded to Include Children and Teens

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Approval for the HIV drug Isentress (raltegravir) has been expanded to include children and adolescents ages 2 to 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Cixutumumab Tolerated for Pediatric Refractory Solid Tumors

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Cixutumumab is well tolerated in children with refractory solid tumors, but limited single-agent activity is seen in Ewing sarcoma (ES), according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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NCHS: Poisonings Are Leading Cause of Injury Deaths

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- From 1980 to 2008, the number of poisoning deaths increased almost six-fold, and became the leading cause of injury deaths (death attributable to a force external to the body), according to research published online Dec. 20 by the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Sunless Tanning Product Use Tied to Reduced UV Exposure

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Use of sunless tanning products is associated with decreased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation tanning methods, especially among women who use such products frequently, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the Archives of Dermatology.

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Low Device Failure, Reimplant for Pediatric Cochlear Implants

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Children with cochlear implant (CI) devices show low rates of CI device failure and reimplantation (CIri), according to a study published in the December issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.

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Palivizumab Often Prescribed Improperly in Primary Practice

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Physician oversight and education improves adherence to patient selection guidelines for palivizumab use, but fails to improve improper dosing, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Pediatrics.

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Little Risk to Offspring From Maternal Inhaled Steroids

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- In pregnant women with asthma, the use of inhaled glucocorticoids does not increase the risk of most pediatric diseases in the offspring, though it may be a risk factor for endocrine and metabolic disorders, according to research published online Dec. 16 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Inhaled Dry Powder Mannitol Improves Lung Function in CF

TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the inhaled dry powder mannitol to standard therapy for cystic fibrosis produces sustained improvement in lung function for up to 52 weeks, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care physicians (PCPs) have varied opinions about open access to doctors' notes; and most users of a personal health record (PHR) system are interested in sharing access to their information, according to two studies published in the Dec. 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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High BMI Up to Age 4 Does Not Impact School-Age Asthma Risk

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high body mass index (BMI) in the first four years of life does not impact asthma risk at age 8 for those whose BMI normalizes by age 7 years, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Pediatrics.

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Higher Mortality Risk in Very Premature Males Than Females

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Male infants born extremely prematurely have a significantly higher risk of mortality and poorer long-term neurologic outcomes, but this gender difference loses significance at 27 weeks of gestation, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Pediatrics.

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Rule of 7's Sensitive in ID'ing Low Risk of Lyme Meningitis

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The "Rule of 7's," a Lyme meningitis clinical prediction rule based on clinical and laboratory parameters, identifies children with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis who are at low risk for Lyme meningitis with high sensitivity, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Pediatrics.

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Laws Impact School Support for Anaphylaxis Management

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- School boards in jurisdictions that legislate anaphylaxis policy make greater efforts to support students at risk for anaphylaxis compared with schools in nonlegislated environments, although significant gaps exist in both environments with respect to awareness of school anaphylaxis procedures and EpiPen administration technique, according to a study published in the January issue of Allergy.

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Cumulative Prevalence of Arrest Up in U.S. Youth

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Since the 1960s, there has been a substantial increase in the cumulative prevalence of arrest among U.S. youth aged 8 to 23 years, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Pediatrics.

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Vaginal Progesterone Cuts Preterm Birth, Neonatal Deaths

FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- For asymptomatic women with a sonographically identified short cervix in the mid-trimester, treatment with vaginal progesterone reduces the risk of preterm birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality, according to a meta-analysis published online Dec. 12 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A cardiac assist device that's designed to keep a child with heart failure alive until doctors can find a donor heart has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Pre-Pregnancy Maternal BMI Impacts Baby's Birth Weight

FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Birth weight is influenced by both pre-pregnancy weight and weight gain during pregnancy, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

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AHA: U.S. Cardiovascular Disease Burden Still High

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a decrease in the rate of death attributable to cardiovascular disease and stroke, the burden of disease is still high, according to the American Heart Association's (AHA's) Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2012, published online Dec. 15 in Circulation.

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School-Based Clinics Feasible for ID'ing Chronic Fatigue

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- School-based clinics can identify children with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), and may be useful for diagnosing children with less severe symptoms, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in BMJ Open.

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Ankle Dorsiflexion Improves After Plantar Flexor Surgery

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- For children with cerebral palsy, ankle plantar flexor lengthening surgery results in significantly improved passive ankle motion, strength, selective motor control, and improved dorsiflexion during the swing phase, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Fetal Tracheal Occlusion Improves Neonatal Survival

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) is associated with improved neonatal survival in severe isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), according to a study published online Dec. 14 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Pediatric Football-Linked Risk Factors for Stroke Explored

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors, including repeated head or neurological injury and obesity, may contribute to the risk of stroke among young football players, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Child Neurology.

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Similar Outcomes for Walking, Traditional Hip Spica Casts

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A single-leg walking hip spica cast is as effective as a traditional hip spica cast for the treatment of low-energy femoral shaft fractures in young children, and reduces the care burden for the family, according to a study published in the Dec. 7 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Human Ecstasy Use Ups Serotonin2A Receptor Density

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy) is associated with long-lasting increases in serotonin2A receptor levels, which do not decrease with abstinence, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Gene Polymorphisms Not Tied to Flu Deaths in Young Adults

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza-related deaths among children and young adults are not associated with polymorphisms in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and mannose-binding lectin (MBL2) genes, according to a study published in the December issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Over and Under Nutrition Tied to Increased Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence suggests that under and over nutrition increase the risk of stroke, and questions the role of antioxidant, vitamin, and calcium supplements, according to a review published in the January issue of The Lancet Neurology.

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No Increase in Birth Defects for Offspring of Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For survivors of childhood cancer treated with chemotherapy or gonadal radiation, there is no increased risk of congenital anomalies in their offspring, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Hispanic Race, Obesity Tied to Pediatric Gallbladder Disease

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic ethnicity and obesity are strongly associated with symptomatic pediatric gallbladder disease, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Pediatrics.

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Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- From 2005 to 2009, there was a significant increase in the use of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) prevention practices in non-federal and Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Histologic Chorioamnionitis Protects Against Sepsis

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Histologic chorioamnionitis (HCA) has been implicated in preterm delivery and is a risk factor for early-onset sepsis, but may be protective against late-onset sepsis (LOS) by modulating postnatal immunity, according to research published online Dec. 12 in Pediatrics.

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ADHD Med Use Not Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Current or new use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications is not associated with an increased risk for serious cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction [MI], sudden cardiac death [SCD], or stroke), according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Blink Inhibition Due to Visual Stimuli Differs in Autism

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- In toddlers engaged by visual cues, blink inhibition has been found to be adaptive for minimizing the loss of incoming information; however, toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) adapt to stimuli less quickly than typical toddlers, according to research published online Dec. 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Two Prognostic Models for Very Preterm Birth Validated

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Prognostic models for stillbirth and neonatal death in very preterm infants demonstrated good performance in the Netherlands, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Pediatrics.

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Intravenous Salbutamol Ups Mortality in Early ARDS

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), treatment with intravenous salbutamol in the early course of disease is associated with a significant increase in 28-day mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in The Lancet.

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Preterm Birth Impairs Baroreflex Sensitivity in Infants

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Preterm birth alters the normal maturational increase in baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), which results in significantly reduced BRS during quiet sleep (QS), at a corrected age (CA) of 5 to 6 months, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Pediatrics.

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Family Program Deters Problem Behavior Among Black Teens

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Participation in a family-oriented preventive intervention reduces conduct problems, substance use, and depressive symptoms among black adolescents, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Pediatrics.

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Microbial Diversity ID'd in Gut of Low Birth Weight Infants

FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The gut-associated microbiome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has microbial diversity and includes fungal species, bacteria, molds, viruses, parasitic organisms, and roundworms, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in PLoS One.

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Low Vitamin D Levels Seen in Obese Children

FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) have been seen in children with obesity and are associated with early signs of diabetes, according to research published online Nov. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified

FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Accurate detection and quantitation of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) is affected by inherent differences in plasma samples, methods used for their collection and analysis, and the presence of specific inhibitors in plasma, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

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Child Obesity Prevention Interventions Can Be Effective

FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity prevention interventions in children can be effective, according to a review published online Dec. 7 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

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Few Parents Recall Being Told Their Child Is Overweight

THURSDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child is overweight, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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Seasonal Flu Activity Low in the United States So Far

THURSDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of influenza virus in the Unites States have been low for the first part of the influenza season, according to a summary published in the Dec. 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

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Behavioral Problems ID'd in Moderately Preterm Children

THURSDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Children born moderately preterm have a higher overall occurrence of behavioral and emotional problems than term-born controls, as well as a higher occurance of specific types of such problems, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Physical Activity Laws Impact School Activity Opportunities

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Schools located in areas with laws encouraging 150 minutes/week of physical education (PE) are more likely to have the required exercise time, and schools in locales requiring daily recess are more likely to have a 20 minute daily recess, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Reduced Gray Matter Volume

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to childhood maltreatment (CM) is associated with reduced cerebral gray matter (GM) morphology in adolescents without psychiatric diagnoses, according to a study published in the December issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Headaches

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with increased prevalence of headaches three months after injury, which, in turn, are related to patient's age, gender, and severity of injury, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Pediatrics.

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Antenatal Steroids Useful for Infants Born at 23 to 25 Weeks

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- For infants born at 23 to 25 weeks of gestation, antenatal exposure to corticosteroids is associated with a lower rate of death or neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 to 22 months, according to a study published in the Dec. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Elevated BPs in Pediatric ERs Go Unrecognized

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of the patients under 18 years of age triaged in the emergency department may have elevated blood pressure (BP), with very few of these patients being recognized as having elevated BP, according to research published in the October issue of Pediatric Emergency Care.

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Preventive Asthma Medication Use Increasing in Children

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Use of preventive asthma medications (PAMs) among children with current asthma increased significantly from 1988 to 2008, but disparities persisted, with lower PAM usage reported among minority children, adolescents, and the uninsured, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Pediatrics .

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1 in 5 Limb Fractures in Children Receive Delayed Care

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Approximately one in five children with an accidental extremity fracture receive their first medical evaluation more than eight hours after the injury, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Pediatrics.

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Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications

MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Medical students who are about to start the clinical phase of their education have a lack of knowledge regarding the correct indications for hand disinfection, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Aggravating Circumstances in Most Youth Sexting Police Cases

MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of police-investigated youth sexting cases include aggravating circumstances, but few youth are arrested; and only a small percentage of youth appear in, create, or receive sexually explicit images, according to two studies published online Dec. 5 in Pediatrics.

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Childhood Risk Exposure Tied to Weight Gain in Adolescence

MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Early childhood cumulative risk exposure to sociodemographic, physical, and psychosocial stressors is associated with weight gain in adolescence, and these gains are mainly accounted for by deteriorated self-regulatory abilities in children exposed to risks, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Pediatrics.

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Youth Often Get Hypertension Rx From PCPs Who Treat Adults

MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of adolescents with primary hypertension who receive antihypertensive medication prescriptions get them from adult primary care physicians (PCPs), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Pediatrics.

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Cold Sore Susceptibility Linked to SNPs on C21orf91

FRIDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on C21orf91 are associated with herpes simplex labialis (HSL) susceptibility, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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Eating Out of Home Linked to Higher Calorie and Fat Intake

FRIDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Eating out of home (OH) is associated with higher total energy and fat intake, according to research published online Nov. 23 in Obesity Reviews.

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Global Postural Alignment Parameters Tied to Spinal Pain

THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Global alignment parameters, but not local spinopelvic features, are associated with low back, neck, and thoracic spine pain among adolescents before the age of attainment of peak height velocity (PHV), according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Spine.

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Learning Assessment Tool IDs R.N. Educational Needs

THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A learning needs assessment (LNA), which evaluates the knowledge of registered nurses (RNs) on procedural sedation for pediatric patients, is able to help identify knowledge deficits and differential needs, and can be a useful tool for providing continuing education, according to a study published in the December issue of the AORN Journal.

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Snack Timing Affects Fruit, Vegetable Intake, Weight Loss

THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The timing and frequency of snack meals can affect dietary intake of fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and can impede weight loss interventions, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

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Parental CA Therapy Not Tied to Genetic Defects in Offspring

THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Neither prenatal chemotherapy nor preconception gonad irradiation are associated with genetic defects in children of cancer survivors, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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