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Surgery For Children

Highlights Need For Expanding Access To Surgery For Children

Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions that could better by surgery, but most of these needs are being unmet; according to a study by Baylor University and Duke University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The need is especially in rural areas of…

Study skills

The Helping Kids Develop Good Study Habits

Good study habits do not always come easily or naturally. Most teens need to be taught how to develop them. They include mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information; effective reading; concentration techniques; and efficient notetaking. While often left up to the student and their support network; study skills are increasingly taught in high school and at the university level.…

Firearm-Related Mortality

A Compelling Call For Pediatricians To Discuss

Preventable Death in Children Firearm injury is a leading cause of preventable death in children. In this issue of Pediatrics, the authors of the article “Family Firearm Ownership and Firearm-Related Mortality. Among Young Children: 1976–2016” present a unique and important approach to evaluating the relationship between firearm ownership and firearm-related mortality. The study is novel because…

Certain Birthmarks Warrant Quick Treatment

For common birthmarks, doctors should abandon the traditional wait-and-see approach, a leading group of pediatricians says. Instead, physicians should try to identify those that could cause scarring or medical problems and begin immediate treatment, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics guideline. Infantile hemangiomas Infantile hemangiomas are bright red or bruise-like birthmarks that appear shortly after a…

New Insights Into Development Of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues discovered a promising direction toward understanding the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disease commonly affecting premature infants, in order to treat it.

Non Evidence Based Cold Prevention Methods For Kids

Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside. Despite little or no evidence suggesting these types of methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan.

Asthma: Undiagnosed In One In Five Urban Adolescents

The prevalence of undiagnosed asthma is 20.2% among urban adolescents, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in the Journal of Urban Health. Jean-Marie Bruzzese, Ph.D., from the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City, and colleagues examined the correlations between undiagnosed asthma and individual-level demographic and neighborhood-level factors in a cohort of 10,295 New York City adolescents.

Baby: New Foods Can Become A Daily Showdown

Getting kids to try new foods can become a daily showdown. One promising approach: expose babies early on to varied tastes and textures. Researchers in Brisbane, Australia, found that food experiences when just 14 months old can influence the eating habits that children will exhibit at age 3. And introducing a variety of fruits and vegetables and other types of foods early on is key to a better diet quality later on.