Pediatrics

Enterovirus linked to type 1 diabetesA positive correlation exists between enterovirus infection in children and development of type 1 diabetes, a new study shows.
Many childhood fractures are treated incorrectlyChildren seen in an emergency department or urgent care center for fractures often receive incorrect treatment, which can lead to poor healing and other complications, according to a study presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
New treatment guidelines for sickle cell diseaseExpand treatment of sickle cell disease with 2 “underused” preventive therapies to reduce painful flare-ups, an expert panel convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute urges in new management guidelines.

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A hidden group of kids at riskMore than 1.3 million preteens and adolescents are at risk of stress-related school failure or impaired health because of the adult-sized responsibilities they must shoulder, according to a study presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
Web system spots preschool disease outbreaks earlyA Web-based surveillance system could enable preschools and childcare facilities to identify disease outbreaks in their early stages and take prompt measures to nip them in the bud, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
CDC announces fast test for enterovirus D68The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a new laboratory test that detects the respiratory enterovirus D68 more rapidly than previous tests.

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VIDEO: Discussing sun protection needs for childrenSteven R Feldman, professor of Dermatology and Director of the Center for Dermatology Research at Wake Forest Baptist Health, discusses the need to advise parents and patients about proper protection from the sun.
How exercise helps children think betterPhysical activity significantly affects cognitive function in prepubertal children, according to a new study.
Relief for winter dermatitis in kidsWhat was the impact of daily vitamin D on the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in a group of Mongolian children?
Which comes first, sexting or sex?The first study to examining the temporal relationship between sexting—sending sexually explicit images electronically—and sexual activity in adolescents finds a link but not necessarily between sexting and risky sexual behaviors.

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