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Use of E-Cigs Alone Linked to Respiratory Symptoms

E-cigarette users reported higher rates of symptoms, independent of cigarette, cannabis exposure

Aug 15, 2023
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Prenatal Screening Sets Up Younger Babies for Heart Defect Surgery

Earlier surgery thought to confer developmental benefits

Aug 04, 2023
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Pediatric Allergic March Supported by Nationwide EHR Data

Constellation of comorbid allergic conditions common among children

Jul 26, 2023
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Maternal Vaccine Promising for Invasive Group B Strep in Infants

Vaccine given during pregnancy produced antibodies that were transferred to infants

Jul 19, 2023
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Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops Flop for Slowing Kids' Myopia

Differences in participant race, ethnicity may contribute to conflicting trial findings

Jul 13, 2023
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Subclinical CVD Detected in Kids With Higher Arsenic Burden

Local Superfund site may contribute to inorganic arsenic exposure

Jun 30, 2023
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ACIP Endorses 20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine for Kids

New high-risk conditions added as well, including chronic kidney disease and asthma

Jun 23, 2023
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Most Parents Support Mental Health Screening for Their Kids, Study Shows

According to multinational survey, 65% of respondents prefer annual screening

Jun 20, 2023
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Better Weight Outcomes for Kids With Family-Based Approach in Primary Care

Program worked better than usual care, but was less effective than expected

Jun 13, 2023
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FDA Panel Endorses mAb to Prevent RSV in Infants

The panel also supported the injection in at-risk toddlers

Jun 08, 2023
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Cardiorespiratory Monitoring Can Be Telling of Outcomes in Extremely Preterm Infants

Physiologic and clinical data tied to death or adverse respiratory events

May 26, 2023
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High-Dose Vitamin D3 May Be Protective Against Some Childhood Behavioral Problems

Infants given 1,200 IUs daily had less risk of internalizing problems by age 7

May 19, 2023
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Molnupiravir and Long COVID; Shortness of Breath After COVID Infection

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May 06, 2023
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FDA Extends Trikafta Approval to Even Younger Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Patients ages 2 to 5 years now eligible for the triple therapy

Apr 27, 2023
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