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To Report or Not to Report Suspicions of Medical Child Abuse?

β€” What the 'Take Care of Maya' ruling could mean for abuse accusations

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Year in Review: Obesity

2023 highlights included new FDA approvals, more drugs in development, and a pivot away from BMI

Dec 01, 2023
Texas Sues Pfizer Over Vax Claims; Dr. Rand Paul to the Rescue; Kid Pneumonia Cases

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Dec 01, 2023
Very Young Children in HIV Treatment More Likely to Die

PEPFAR data show particularly high risk for infants despite antiretroviral treatment

Nov 30, 2023
No Heightened Risk of Suicide, Psychiatric Conditions With Acne Drug

Meta-analysis suggests lower risk of suicide attempts years after starting isotretinoin

Nov 30, 2023
Very Young Children in HIV Treatment More Likely to Die

PEPFAR data show particularly high risk for infants despite antiretroviral treatment

No Heightened Risk of Suicide, Psychiatric Conditions With Acne Drug

Meta-analysis suggests lower risk of suicide attempts years after starting isotretinoin

Pediatrics Case Studies

What's Behind Boy's Bullous Skin Lesions After Flu Symptoms?

Mycoplasma pneumonia identified as the culprit in this case of RIME

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Persistent Lymphadenopathy and Neck Abscesses in a Healthy Boy

Histopathological test results were central to ultimate diagnosis

Doctor examining boy’s neck.
Teen Seeks Care for Delayed Growth Compared With His Twin

Case shows confluence of hormone therapy cost and limited resources in developing areas

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Deep-Learning Model Shows Promise for ADHD Diagnosis in Teens

AI algorithm identified significant differences in nine brain white matter tracts

Nov 30, 2023
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Progression Independent of Relapse Activity in Pediatric-Onset MS

Early treatment with disease-modifying therapy may offer some protection

Nov 29, 2023
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Increased Mortality Risk for Young Adults on High Doses of Antipsychotics

But antipsychotic medication-related deaths are rare in children, study shows

Nov 29, 2023
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FDA Warns of Rare Life-Threatening Reaction to Anti-Seizure Drugs

Prescribing information changed for levetiracetam, clobazam

Nov 28, 2023
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Handguns From Home Account for Most Adolescent School Shootings

Study of school shootings up to 2016 finds high-powered guns less commonly used by youths

Nov 27, 2023
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Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

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Nov 25, 2023
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Teen With Severe, Recalcitrant Dermatomyositis Seeks New Option

Treatment-resistant juvenile dermatomyositis resolved by targeting elevated interferon-beta

Nov 24, 2023
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China Reports No 'Unusual' Pathogens Driving Pneumonia Cluster in Kids

Chinese health officials say the rise in respiratory illness is part of a continued surge

Nov 24, 2023
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Longer Use of ADHD Meds May Boost Heart Risk

Observational data suggest particular risk for hypertension and arterial disease

Nov 22, 2023
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Outcry Grows Over Pennsylvania Child Abuse Pediatrics Program

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD, has been reassigned as parents weigh legal action

Nov 22, 2023
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Adaptive Functioning Not Affected in Children of Women With Epilepsy

But increasing medication exposure in third trimester tied to a decline in function

Nov 22, 2023
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Apixaban Prophylaxis Fails to Reduce Clots in Pediatric ALL

However, it may benefit children at increased risk of thrombosis

Nov 20, 2023
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Nudging Parents Plus Auditing Providers Increased HPV Vaccine Uptake in Tweens

Interventions worked best in combination, according to cluster randomized trial

Nov 20, 2023
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