Tag: children

What a Difference a Year Makes: California Poised to Reopen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk

Children who have higher levels of sun exposure appear to have a substantially lower risk of developing pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) than children who are...

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young COVID ‘Long Haulers’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer...

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts’ Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up...

Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers

Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy is safe and effective, even in children as young as age 1 year. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

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 —...

What’s It Like to Have Three Kids?

By Diedre Anthony, as told to Rachel Reiff Ellis My husband and I always wanted to have three children. I was the oldest...

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...

Kids’ Robust Immune Systems May Shield From COVID

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children have largely been spared severe COVID-19 infection, and new research hints at why. In the study,...

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...

Toxic Metals Found in Baby Foods

Feb. 4, 2021 — A congressional panel says major brands of commercial baby food routinely have high levels of toxic heavy metals such as mercury...

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...