Pediatrics

Measles makes a comebackBetween January 1 and October 31 of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 603 cases of measles in 22 states—the highest number since 1994—marking a striking resurgence of a disease that was declared eliminated in the United States in 2001.
Teen smoking rates bode ill for future healthMore than 1 in 5 high school students use tobacco, and 9 of 10 users smoke cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, pipes, or other combustible tobacco products, endangering their future health, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
High cervical CA, low HPV vaccination, study showsStates with higher rates of cervical cancer (CA) have significantly lower rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to data presented at a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Keeping epinephrine on hand at school saves livesSchools that stock epinephrine for emergency use to treat anaphylaxis caused by food reactions or other triggers can see striking benefits, a new study shows.
PANS: Help with a tough diagnosisA new consensus statement from pediatric clinicians and researchers offers guidance for the often difficult diagnosis of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Breast, colon cancer rare but aggressive in kidsBreast and colorectal cancers, although rare in children, are also more aggressive than in adults, according to 2 studies based on patient records from the National Cancer Data Base that were presented at the recent Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

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New guidelines for pediatric hydrocephalusNew evidence-based guidelines for treating hydrocephalus in children aim to improve current methods and help clear up confusion surrounding effective therapy for the condition.
ADHD care not what it should beMany pediatricians fail to provide diagnosis and treatment that meet American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a recent study reports.
Autism: Taming a nightmare
Autism: Taming a nightmareIn many ways, autism is a nightmare condition for health plans. Its prevalence appears to be skyrocketing, it typically requires long-term treatment, diagnoses are being made at younger and younger ages, there is a plethora of therapies - some very expensive - and there's no cure.
Surprising impact of drinking during pregnancyThe number of children affected by fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders is substantially higher than previous estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

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