Tag: child

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

Promising Treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum and Acne

No Food and Drug Administration–approved treatment currently exists for molluscum contagiosum, which affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States, but that could...

FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antisense oligonucleotide casimersen (Amondys 45, Sarepta Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of patients with Duchenne...

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception

The Biden administration nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health had a mostly positive reception from senators during their first and only confirmation...

Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced

A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens —...

ASDSA Warns of Rogue Insulin Pen Use for DIY Fillers

Videos on social media showing children using insulin delivery pens to self-inject hyaluronic acid has prompted a safety warning from the American Society for Dermatologic...

Growing Immunity Driving Drop in COVID Cases? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than 3 months of record-breaking surges of COVID-19 cases...

Long-COVID in Children: It’s a Thing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 may be causing long-term symptoms in children, according to a...

Winter Storms Delay 6 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Severe winter storms in Texas and the Midwest have delayed delivery...

Med Student Uses GameStop Stock Profits to Help Community

A second-year medical student who quadrupled his investment during the frenzy involving GameStop stock in January used some of the profits to help a children’s...

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to be Older, Black, Have Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Little has been known about children sick enough with COVID-19 to...

Teenagers Get in the Queue for COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. While 34 million adults in the United States have received a...

TBI Beats Chemoconditioning for ALL Transplants in Children

For now at least, total body irradiation (TBI) plus etoposide remains the conditioning regimen of choice for children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant for...

Progress and Challenges in US Perinatal HBV Prevention Program

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The United States has made progress in identifying infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive women and getting them...

Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

A large group of researchers has reviewed the literature related to acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and has summarized current knowledge of this illness in a...

In-Person K-12 Classes Don’t Fuel COVID-19 Outbreaks, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In-person classes at K-12 schools don’t appear to lead to more...

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Study Confirms Key COVID-19 Risk Factors in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Children and adolescents who receive positive COVID-19 test results are...

Curbing Itch Intensity, Frequency in Children With Severe Eczema

Dupilumab treatment with concomitant topical corticosteroids provided rapid and sustained improvement in itch intensity and frequency in children aged 6-11 years with severe atopic dermatitis....

Heavy Drinking by Teens May Affect White Matter Integrity

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence is linked to disruptions in white matter integrity, new research suggests. In a case control study of more than 400...

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering convalescent plasma that has high levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2...