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August 2019 Briefing - Pediatrics

Last Updated: September 03, 2019.

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for August 2019. 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.

As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises 'Do Not Vape'

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people who have developed a severe form of lung disease potentially tied to vaping has now risen to 215 cases across 25 states, and federal health officials are recommending that Americans not use electronic cigarettes.

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Racial Disparities Persist in Breastfeeding in U.S. Infants

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Disparities in breastfeeding between black and white infants partly result from disparities in breastfeeding initiation, according to research published in the Aug. 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana's Effect on Developing Brain

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women, a U.S. Surgeon General health advisory warns.

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WHO: 'Dramatic Resurgence' of Measles Occurring in Europe

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccine refusals have contributed to a "dramatic resurgence" of measles in Europe, the World Health Organization says.

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Vaccine-Related Searches on Pinterest Will Show Only Public Health Organizations

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From now on, vaccine-related searches on Pinterest will only produce results from public health organizations.

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Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles Recalled

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 5.7 million Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled in the United States because the clear silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

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More Youth Being Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol From E-Cigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of youth exposed to secondhand aerosol (SHA) from electronic cigarettes increased in 2018, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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USPSTF Advises Broader Age Range for Hep C Screening

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection screening for individuals aged 18 to 79 years. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 27 by the USPSTF.

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Prenatal Exposure to OMT Does Not Worsen Neonatal Outcomes

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) in the womb does not seem to cause additional harm to newborns, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.

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Tourist With Measles Visited Southern California Attractions

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who were at Disneyland and other Southern California tourist attractions earlier this month may have been exposed to measles by a tourist from New Zealand, say health officials from Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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ACIP Recommendations Updated for 2019-20 U.S. Flu Season

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) relating to the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States have been updated for 2019 to 2020; the updated recommendations have been published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Greater for Childhood Cancer Survivors

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of childhood cancer have an increased risk for all subtypes of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a research letter published online Aug. 26 in Circulation.

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Most Teen Cannabis Users Have Used Cannabis Concentrate

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of all adolescent cannabis users report use of cannabis concentrates, which are plant extracts that contain high concentrations of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Pediatrics.

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In-Store E-Cigarette Marketing Influences Use in Young People

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recall of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) marketing at retail stores is associated with increased subsequent ENDS initiation among youth and young adults, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Peds Mortality Down for Presentation at ED With Higher Readiness

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Presentation to hospitals with an emergency department with high levels of readiness to care for pediatric emergencies is associated with reduced mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in Pediatrics.

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As-Needed Inhaler Use an Option for Children With Mild Asthma

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed, according to a study published online July 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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Hospitalizations With Psych Diagnosis Common in ESKD

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalizations with psychiatric diagnoses are common in pediatric and adult patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and are associated with increased mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV), according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Coverage With HPV Vaccine Continuing to Increase in Boys

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Coverage with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018, according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Some Cities in Texas Susceptible to Measles Outbreaks

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some cities in Texas are susceptible to measles outbreaks, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

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Many Providers Fail to Discuss Sun-Safe Behaviors With Patients

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of health care providers discuss sun-safe behaviors with patients, according to a study published in the September issue of Preventive Medicine.

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Tuberculosis Rates for U.S. Children Are Low and Declining

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Overall tuberculosis rates are low among children and adolescents and are declining steadily, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in The Lancet Public Health.

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Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity, including suicide attempt, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Maternal Exposure to Fluoride Linked to Lower Offspring IQ

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy may be associated with lower IQ scores in young children, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Parents Divided on Primary Care Policies for Unvaccinated Patients

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Three in 10 parents say that their child's primary care office should ask parents who refuse all vaccines to find another health care provider, according to an Aug. 19 Mott Poll Report.

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Parent-Targeted Intervention Can Up Communication With Teens

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A parent-targeted intervention can increase adolescent-reported frequency of parent-adolescent communication (PAC) about sexual and alcohol use behaviors, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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Pediatric Cannabis Exposure Up After Medical Legalization

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Following medical marijuana legalization (MML) in Massachusetts in 2012, there was an increase in pediatric cannabis exposure, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with vaping in Minnesota are similar to dozens of cases in Wisconsin and Illinois. The patients had symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and chest pain, and some were hospitalized for "multiple weeks, with some patients being admitted to the intensive care unit," according to a Minnesota Department of Health statement, CNN reported.

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Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology have released a draft of their joint clinical practice guidelines for the management of Lyme disease.

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Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.

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Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's upcoming review of electronic cigarettes.

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ACIP Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccines Through Age 26

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Catch-up human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are recommended for all persons through age 26 years and should be considered for some persons aged 27 to 45 years, according to research published in the Aug. 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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CDC: Over One-Third of U.S. Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. nonsmoking youth are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) from tobacco, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Renal Anomaly on Fetal Scan May Up Risk for Admission for Child

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Renal pelvis dilatation (RPD) at the fetal anomaly scan (FAS) and persistent dilatation in later pregnancy or postpartum is associated with an increased risk for hospital admission in early childhood, according to a study published online July 31 in PLOS Medicine.

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Antipsychotic Rx Patterns in Children With ADHD Concerning

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although the number of young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with antipsychotic drugs is low, many antipsychotic prescriptions do not appear to be clinically warranted, according to a study published online July 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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Evidence Supports Meds Used for Pain Relief in Pediatric Migraine

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence-based therapies are available for the acute symptomatic treatment of migraine in children and adolescents, but evidence is lacking for the impact of many treatments for migraine prevention, according to two updated guidelines published online Aug. 14 in Neurology.

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Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An Israeli flight attendant and mother of three who contracted measles earlier this year died on Tuesday.

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Gluten Intake, Celiac Disease Linked in Genetically Predisposed

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For children at increased risk, increased gluten intake during the first five years of life is associated with an elevated incidence of celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease, according to a study published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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TSH Elevated in 6 Percent of Psychiatrically Hospitalized Youth

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 6 percent of psychiatrically hospitalized youth have abnormal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) measures, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Impulsivity Lower When Children Meet Sleep, Screen Time Guides

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children who meet sleep and screen time recommendations have lower levels of impulsivity, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Pediatrics.

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USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Illicit Drug Use

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for illicit drug use in adults, but the evidence is inadequate to ascertain the balance of benefits and harms of screening in adolescents. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 13 by the USPSTF.

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Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1,400-fold from 2014 to 2018, according to a FAIR Health White Paper.

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Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Care for Preemies Have Narrowed

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The disparity gap for care practices and certain outcomes between minority and white infants born at 22 to 29 gestational weeks narrowed from 2006 to 2017, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Pediatrics.

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Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound guidance improves first-attempt success in establishing intravenous lines in children, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Methylphenidate Tx Tied to Brain Changes in Boys With ADHD

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with methylphenidate (MPH) affects specific tracts in brain white matter in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Radiology.

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Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes.

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One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt, according to the Medical School Debt Report 2019, published by the staffing firm Weatherby Healthcare.

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Use of Technology Now Included in Standards of Diabetes Care

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A section on the use of technology in the management of diabetes has been added to the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes; a clinical guideline summary was published online Aug. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Psychotherapy Alone First Line of Treatment for Depressed Youth

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) should be the first line of treatment in younger patients with major depressive disorder before clinicians prescribe medication, according to a study published online July 29 in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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Prescription Drug Misuse Common in High Schoolers

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Misuse of prescription drugs is common among high school students, and those misusing prescription drugs frequently obtain them from multiple sources, according to two studies published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For children undergoing tonsillectomy, having perioperative opioid fills is not associated with return visits for pain or dehydration, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a two-part guideline, published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the United States and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations present recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Warnings Issued to Companies Illegally Selling E-Liquid, Hookah Products

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Warning letters about 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products being sold illegally in the United States have been sent to four companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There have been 118 more reports of electronic cigarette users suffering seizures since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned the public about the danger in April. That brings the total number of reported cases to 127 between 2010 and 2019, the agency said Wednesday.

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Fluoride Exposure Tied to Kidney, Liver Function Changes in Youth

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. adolescents, fluoride exposure is associated with changes in kidney and liver-related parameters, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Environment International.

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ADHD May Increase Risk of Premature Death

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with an elevated risk of premature death, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Children With Type 1 Diabetes Have Poorer Educational Outcomes

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes have worse education and health outcomes than their peers, according to a study published online July 15 in Diabetes Care.

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Rate of Dual Burden 37 Per 10,000 Births in California

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The dual burden of preterm birth and severe maternal morbidity (SMM) has a rate of 37 per 10,000 births in California, according to a study published online July 17 in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.

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Phone Consults Grow Mental Health Service Access for Children

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children in states with statewide child psychiatric telephone consultation programs are significantly more likely to receive mental health services than children in states without such programs, according to a letter to the editor published online recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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FDA: Approval of Zolgensma Was Based on Manipulated Data

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The maker of Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi) gave manipulated data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when it approved the drug, the agency said Tuesday.

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Nurse Intervention Using Tech May Improve PID Care in Youth

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adolescent and young adult women with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are more likely to experience decreases in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis positivity with a technology-enhanced community health nursing (TECH-N) intervention, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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Completion Rates of Recommended Vaccines Lower for Preemies

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Preterm infants, including those born late preterm, have a lower rate of completion of recommended vaccines by age 19 months, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Pediatrics.

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Bone Health Management Key in Childhood Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As part of a literature review, published in the June issue of the Annals of Oncology, recommendations are presented for the management of bone health in survivors of childhood cancer.

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Children With ADHD Have Differences in Part of Brain Controlling Movement

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have differences in the brain that limit appropriate responses to "stop cues," according to a study published online July 17 in Neurology.

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Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There were significant increases in infant mortality from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) from 1999 to 2016, according to a study recently published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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Electric Fans Help in Hot, Humid Conditions but Not Hot, Dry Ones

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Electric fans reduce core temperature and cardiovascular strain and improve thermal comfort in hot, humid conditions but are detrimental for all measures in very hot, dry conditions, according to a research letter published online Aug. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Possible vaping-related breathing problems have led to the hospitalization of 14 teens and young adults in two states. There were 11 cases of severe breathing problems in Wisconsin and three in Illinois, CNN reported.

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Professional Coaching Can Reduce Emotional Exhaustion for Doctors

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Professional coaching can reduce emotional exhaustion, improve overall quality of life, and build resilience among physicians, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Childhood Physical Activity Improves Lung Function for Adolescent Girls

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence, according to a study published online July 3 in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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Overweight, Obesity May Up Early Mortality Risk in Pediatric ALL

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For Mexican children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), overweight and obesity are predictors of early mortality, according to a study published online July 18 in BMC Cancer.

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0.49 Percent of U.S. Population Reports Current Sesame Allergy

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 0.49 percent of the U.S. population reports a current sesame allergy, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in JAMA Network Open.

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Complementary Infant Feeding Guidelines May Lead to Overfeeding

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Following existing complementary feeding guidelines for infants may result in overfeeding within the first year of life, according to a study published online July 25 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.

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Compliance With Meds Falters With Age in Youth Born With HIV

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV, the prevalence of medication nonadherence and unsuppressed viral load increases with age, according to a study published online July 3 in AIDS.

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Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.

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Recommendations Decreased for Cough, Cold Medicine in U.S.

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a decrease in recommendations for opioid-containing and nonopioid cough and cold medicines (CCM) in the United States, according to a research letter published online July 29 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Infant Mortality Rates Highest for Non-Hispanic Blacks

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mortality rates are much higher for infants of non-Hispanic black women than for infants of other race/ethnic groups, according to the Aug. 1 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Childhood BMI, HDL-C Variability May Up Later-Life Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High variability in body mass index (BMI) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) during childhood are associated with an increased risk for later-life diabetes, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.

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One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Sufficient in Certain Situations

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as effective as two or three doses in preventing high-grade disease in a high-coverage setting, according to a study published online July 15 in Papillomavirus Research.

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