Tag: pediatrics

Missed Vaccinations in Children, Teens

US children and adolescents may be at higher risk for vaccine-preventable diseases this fall as vaccination levels have not caught up with prepandemic coverage, according...

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

More Evidence Links COVID Vaccines to Rare Myocarditis in Youth

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Swelling of the heart appears to be a very rare side...

Hospitalization Not Rare for Children With COVID, Study Says

UPDATED June 7, 2021 — This story has been corrected to clarify that the patient sample study reflects only those children who presented to an...

Dengue Vaccine: Takeda Reports Promising Results

In a press release, Takeda announced that its vaccine candidate, TAK-003, reduced illnesses from dengue by 62% and prevented 83.6% of hospitalizations in its phase...

Recommendations Presented for Rare Autoinflammatory Diseases

As researchers learn more about the genetic etiology of immunopathology, they have been able to more clearly understand rare but debilitating autoinflammatory conditions in ways...

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Secondhand smoke exposure in both childhood and adulthood is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, according to a study presented at the...

Cancer in Kids May Present as Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Complicating Diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Childhood cancer may present with musculoskeletal symptoms that mimic the features of rheumatic diseases, especially juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), potentially...

Early Start to Laser Treatment in Infants With Port Wine Stains

Treating port wine birthmarks with pulsed dye laser (PDL) can be safely done within the first few days after birth as an in-office procedure without any...

Being Firstborn Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

May 26, 2021 — Birth order and number of siblings may be tied to a person’s risk for heart disease and mortality, according to a study covering...

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

Schools Requiring Masks Had Lower Infection Rates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As face mask rules are loosened across the nation, a new...

Sex Differences in Pediatric B-ALL Outcomes Persist

Even in the age of intensive therapy and extensive risk stratification, there are small but significant differences in outcomes between boys and girls with B-lineage...

Quick and Easy Parenting Assessment Could Prevent Adverse Events

A parenting assessment can add value to a clinic visit by facilitating conversations about discipline and potentially mitigating adverse childhood experiences, based on survey data...

Things Pediatric Hospitalists Do for No Reason

Converge 2021 session High Value Care in Pediatrics – Things We Do for No Reason Presenter Ricardo Quinonez, MD, FAAP, FHM Session summary Ricardo Quinonez,...

Mother-to-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Is Unlikely

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Mothers exposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy are not likely to transmit...

Genital Skin Exams in Girls: Advice From an Expert

Genital skin exams in girls must be conducted with special care and alertness for signs of abuse, a dermatologist told colleagues at the American Academy of Dermatology...

Kamala Harris’ Family in India Where COVID Rages

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Vice President Kamala Harris’ maternal uncle, Balachandran Gopalan, talks to media...

Main Causes of Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Identified

Allergen disclosure legislation accurately covers the main triggers of anaphylaxis in different countries, according to a systematic review of food anaphylaxis studies. This “first global...

Majority of Parents Will Wait on Kids’ COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Three-quarters of parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19...

COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the prevalence of myopia by confining young children indoors, researchers say. Spending more time inside focused on computer screens...

Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Countries?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. U.S. officials are poised to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for...

Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention

Emollients don’t prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in...

Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 in US Fared Well

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The majority of children with type 1 diabetes who tested positive...

Challenges Persist in Move to Adult Care for Rheumatic Diseases

The inadequacies and challenges of transitioning pediatric rheumatology patients to adult care were highlighted in several research studies shared at the annual scientific meeting of...