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Journal Club

Predicting hyperbilirubinemia in babiesNewborn babies are more likely to develop jaundice requiring treatment if they have significant hemolysis contributing to their bilirubin levels (ie, bruising, ABO blood group incompatibility, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency).
Impact of bottle size on formula consumptionDo you really want to supersize that baby? Bottle size is significantly associated with the volume of formula an infant consumes.
High fiber may lower breast cancer riskWhile it has long been hypothesized that consumption of high-fiber foods reduces the risk of breast cancer, a new study found that this association might be particularly relevant to teenagers and young adults.
Delivery mode, diet influence infants’ intestinal microbiomeBoth mode of delivery and feeding method are significantly associated with intestinal microbial community composition, according to a study in 102 full-term infants, whose gut microbiota investigators analyzed using stool samples taken at the age of 6 weeks.
Traditional toys are best for babies' language developmentParents who want to stimulate their young child’s language development during their playtime together should put aside electronic toys in favor of traditional toys or books, an almost 1.5 year study in 26 parent-infant pairs suggests.
Nasal irrigation can improve oxygen saturationHere’s news for the next bronchiolitis season. Nasal irrigation with saline solution improves oxygen saturation in infants with bronchiolitis.
Teens' exposure to e-cigarette advertisementsMost middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette advertisements. An analysis of 2014 data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey showed that 7 of 10 (18.3 million) of these students were exposed to e-cigarette advertising from at least 1 source.
Has HIV testing increased among high school students and young adults?Despite 2006 recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that everyone aged 13 to 64 years routinely undergo HIV screening, a study found that testing prevalence remains low among high school students and young adults.
Screen time and outdoor playtime affect sleep patternsA new study confirms that less screen time and more outdoor playtime are associated with better sleep in young children.
Health warning labels on sugary drinksResults of a survey of more than 2300 parents of children aged from 6 to 11 years suggest that warning labels on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) may be an important way to educate parents about the health risks of SSBs and to encourage parents to purchase fewer of them.