A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs says that many medicines are safe to use for breastfeeding mothers, but it cautions that the risk for babies of exposure to any drug through breast milk must be evaluated for both the importance of the medication to the mother and the benefits of breastfeeding for the infant.
A girl who consumes 1 alcoholic drink per day between her first menstrual cycle and her first full-term pregnancy increases her risk of proliferative benign breast disease (BBD) and breast cancer, says a new study.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its guidance for influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season. As always, AAP recommends that all children and adolescents aged 6 months and older receive either the trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccine, and children should be immunized as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
Bath salts (a synthetic form of cathinone) and synthetic marijuana (synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC) are popular new designer drugs of abuse, and exposures have been reported throughout the United States.
To examine trends in homicides among those aged 10 to 24 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed National Vital Statistics System data on such deaths for the period 1981 to 2010 and described trends by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and mechanism of injury.
Barely one-fourth (29%) of primary care physicians offer Spanish screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and only 1 in every 10 offers both Spanish general development and Spanish ASD screening as recommended by AAP.