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Fewer Parents Talking to Child's Regular Provider About Vaccines

Conversations less often about flu or COVID-19 vaccines versus school-required vaccines


Thursday, December 1, 2022

On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

Global goals include reaching UNAIDS targets for reducing new infections and reaching targets for all age, gender, and population groups


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Demographic Disparities Seen in Firearm Fatality Rates

Maximum rates of firearm homicides higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic versus White men


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

High Sugar Consumption Affects Aging in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Risk for aging-related health conditions increased with consumption of more total sugar, added sugar, and sugar-sweetened beverages


Monday, November 28, 2022

New COVID-19 Variant XBB Gaining Ground Among Americans

New omicron subvariant is taking hold in the United States, health officials say, though it does not look more severe than its predecessors


Monday, November 28, 2022

Measles Vaccination Rates Dropped During Pandemic to 81 Percent in 2021

Number of estimated measles deaths decreased 83 percent during 2000 to 2021; estimated 56 million deaths prevented by vaccination


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

White House Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots Again, Citing Effectiveness

Booster vaccine adds between 30 and 56 percent more protection against getting COVID-19


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Early Application of Emollients Prevents Development of Eczema

Of the types of emollient, emulsion was suggested as the better option for preventing infant atopic dermatitis development


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Acupuncture Helps Alleviate Back/Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Researchers find acupuncture has no observable severe adverse influences on newborns


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

7.7 Million Deaths Associated With 33 Bacterial Pathogens in 2019

Deaths associated with these pathogens comprised 13.6 percent of all global deaths, 56.2 percent of all sepsis-related deaths


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

PRIORIX, M-M-R II Vaccines Interchangeable for MMR

Either PRIORIX or M-M-R II may be administered in any situation in which MMR vaccine is indicated


Monday, November 21, 2022

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Asthma Exacerbations Overall

Supplements reduce risk among children with low serum 25(OH)D and have beneficial effects in children with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis


Monday, November 21, 2022

CDC: Flu Has Started Early and With a Punch

United States has already seen 38,000 hospitalizations for flu; hospitals also treating high numbers of patients with RSV and COVID-19


Monday, November 21, 2022

Disparities Seen in Treatment of Middle Ear Infections in U.S. Children

Socially disadvantaged children less likely to receive treatment for recurrent or suppurative otitis media


Monday, November 21, 2022

New Pfizer Booster Shot Shows Protection Against Emerging Omicron Variants

In early data, new Pfizer COVID-19 boosters marshal antibodies against newer omicron variants


Friday, November 18, 2022

FDA: Patients Should Be Cautious When Using Online Pharmacies to Buy Meds

Red flags include pharmacies that do not require a doctor's prescription or have a licensed pharmacist to answer questions


Friday, November 18, 2022

Despite Pleas From Pediatric Groups, Biden Balks at Declaring RSV a Health Emergency

Emergency declaration would have allowed a more flexible response by pediatric practices and for FEMA assistance


Friday, November 18, 2022

Cancer Mortality Up With Residential Racial, Economic Segregation

Segregation was associated with increased mortality for 12 of 13 cancer sites examined


Thursday, November 17, 2022

FDA Oversight of Clinical Trials Described as 'Grossly Inadequate'

Article describes inadequate oversight relating to development of COVID-19 vaccines and predating the pandemic


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Multidimensional Factors Shaped Physician Stress During Pandemic

Physicians' perceptions of occupational stress at individual level were shaped by stressors within and across four levels


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

High Prevalence of Youth Estimated at Greater Risk for Hearing Loss

Number of young persons who may be at risk due to unsafe listening practices ranges from 0.67 to 1.35 billion


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Underutilized in the U.S.

Cohort of pediatric patients undergoing bariatric procedures was mainly female, White, and privately insured


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Recent Increase Seen in Pediatric Benzonatate Exposure

77 percent of the cases of pediatric exposure reported to U.S. poison control centers were for unintentional exposure


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Moderna Booster Shot Prompts Strong Immune Response Against Omicron Subvariants

Moderna reports its updated booster shot is indeed triggering a strong immune response to the omicron variants BA.5 and BA.4


Monday, November 14, 2022

America's Emergency Physicians Warn of Surge in Patients Due to 'Tripledemic'

A coalition of health and medical groups has called on the White House to hold a summit on ongoing problems facing U.S. emergency departments


Monday, November 14, 2022

California Voters Ban Flavored Tobacco, and a Cigarette Maker Is Suing

R.J. Reynolds has sued California over its freshly approved ban on flavored tobacco products


Monday, November 14, 2022

California Files Suit Over 'Forever Chemicals' in Water

California has sued several companies over their role in dumping 'forever chemicals' into the state's water systems, in an effort to get them to pay cleanup costs


Monday, November 14, 2022

16 Illnesses, One Death Reported From Listeria in Deli Meat, Cheese

Many of the 16 who got sick are of Eastern European background or speak Russian and ate food from deli counters


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Urban-Dwelling Indigenous Young People Face Higher Burden of Skin Conditions

Incidence rates of atopic dermatitis and bacterial skin infections higher among urban-living Indigenous children and young people in high-income countries


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Hip Brace May Slow Hip Displacement in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Improvements also seen in caregiver-reported quality of life for children with nonambulatory cerebral palsy


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Pediatric Migraine Tied to Anxiety, Depression Symptoms

Authors say routine screening for these symptoms may be beneficial in clinical practice


Monday, November 7, 2022

Caregiver Depression Linked to Child Asthma Outcomes

Reduction in caregiver depressive symptoms may have positive impact on child asthma outcomes, partially mediated by child depressive symptom severity


Monday, November 7, 2022

Infant Head-Shaping Pillows Are Useless and Dangerous to Baby, FDA Warns

Health care providers should discourage the use of infant head-shaping pillows and educate patients about the risks


Friday, November 4, 2022

Pfizer Study Reveals Big Rise in Immunity From COVID-19 Booster

FDA says findings affirm its decision to approve the booster without human testing based on experience with a similarly tweaked vaccine


Friday, November 4, 2022

Routine Vaccination Coverage Decreased in 2021 Worldwide

Coverage levels for three doses of DTP-containing vaccine, measles-containing vaccine down to lowest levels since 2008


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Brentuximab Vedotin + Chemo Ups Event-Free Survival in Peds Hodgkin Lymphoma

Event-free survival rate higher in pediatric patients, but no difference seen in the percentage of patients receiving involved-site radiation therapy


Thursday, November 3, 2022


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