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AAP recommends against codeine useThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is no longer recommending codeine use in children because it can be either ineffective or too effective—leading to respiratory depression and even death.
How antibiotic overuse could lead to hay fever (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains an abstract presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress that examined whether early antibiotic exposure increases the risk of allergic rhinitis.
9 opioid epidemic facts you need to knowThe opioid epidemic continues to make front page news with more overdoses happening every day and new synthetic opioids promising more than earlier opioid formulations. Here are 9 facts about the epidemic that you need to know.

How sports specialization can hurtWhile young athletes might be tempted to focus on just one sport and train hard, it may actually hurt their chances of long-term athletic success, according to a new report.
Getting ready for AAP 2016!The staff of Contemporary Pediatrics is all packed and ready to depart for the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, California, October 21- 25.
Acetaminophen comparable to ibuprofen in children with mild persistent asthmaResults of observational studies and posthoc analyses have engendered concern among clinicians about the use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) in children with asthma.

Oral immunotherapy shows promise for treating peanut allergiesFood allergies affect many children, with peanut allergies being the most prominent and recognized. Fears over accidental exposure have led some parents to homeschool their kids, despite the fact that many schools across the United States are now “peanut-free” zones.
Study links hard water to eczemaDomestic water hardness and chlorine have been suggested as important risk factors for atopic dermatitis (AD). One recent study by researchers from Kings College London, United Kingdom, explored the potential associations between domestic water calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and chlorine concentrations in home water systems, damage to the skin's natural barrier, and incidences of AD in infancy.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorAlthough pediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities among children with skin of color and lighter-skinned children, there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types.
Helping kids cope with skin diseasesAmong the stressors that can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of children are skin diseases, particularly those that affect physical appearance such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne.