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Risk of Febrile Seizures After Vaccines Quantified In New Analysis
Risk of Febrile Seizures After Vaccines Quantified In New Analysis
Scientists know that vaccines sometimes cause fever, and can infrequently lead to febrile seizures among young children. A study in the July 2016 Pediatrics helps quantify how often febrile seizures occur, and finds that the risk is small.
Virtual Violence Impacts Children on Multiple Levels
Virtual Violence Impacts Children on Multiple Levels
Virtual violence � violence experienced via media or realistic technologies � is an inescapable component of children's lives, and research shows that without guidance or controls it has the power to make children more aggressive, violent and fearful.
Identifying Parents With Low Health Literacy Improves Children's Health
Identifying Parents With Low Health Literacy Improves Children's Health
As part of well child visits, pediatricians may also want to assess parents� health literacy levels. The study, �Parent Health Literacy, Depression, and Risk for PediatricInjury,� appearing in the July 2016 issue of Pediatrics (published online June 7)...
American Academy of Pediatrics: Involved Dads Help Kids Develop
American Academy of Pediatrics: Involved Dads Help Kids Develop
Fathers are involved in their children's lives more than ever, and mounting evidence shows that the way they speak and interact with kids reaps huge health rewards that can be� unique and complementary to the mother's role.
Marketing Vegetables in School Cafeterias Yields Dramatic Results
Marketing Vegetables in School Cafeterias Yields Dramatic Results
A study in the August 2016 Pediatrics suggests that marketing tactics, often blamed for popularizing nutritionally poor foods among U.S. children, also can lead more kids to select vegetables at lunchtime.�
Children are Diagnosed with Autism at Younger Ages Since Push for Universal Screening
Children are Diagnosed with Autism at Younger Ages Since Push for Universal Screening
Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month well child visits, were diagnosed significantly later t...
AAP Offers Recommendations to Improve Caring for Pediatric Trauma
AAP Offers Recommendations to Improve Caring for Pediatric Trauma
It is estimated that one in four children sustain an unintentional injury requiring medical care each year. The direct cost of childhood injury is more than $50 billion annually.
Stress and Depression is Linked to HPV-Related Health Problems
Stress and Depression is Linked to HPV-Related Health Problems
New research to be highlighted at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting is the first to suggest that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that ...
Adolescents Who Vape Six Times More Likely to to Smoke in Early Adulthood
Adolescents Who Vape Six Times More Likely to to Smoke in Early Adulthood
Research has found an association between e-cigarette use in adolescents and the subsequent use of cigarettes, but according to a study published in the July 2016 Pediatrics (published online�June 13) adolescents who report e-cigarette use had more tha...
Most Teen Athletes At Low Risk of Painkiller Misuse
Most Teen Athletes At Low Risk of Painkiller Misuse
While research has shown that some teen athletes in high-injury sports are at higher risk of prescription painkiller misuse, a new study in the August 2016 Pediatrics found the majority of adolescents regularly engaged in sports and exercise are less l...
Study Finds Unrestricted Cash Transfers to Pregnant Women Improves Infant Health
Study Finds Unrestricted Cash Transfers to Pregnant Women Improves Infant Health
Researchers sought to determine if providing women with unconditional prenatal income support leads to healthier pregnancies and babies.
Music Celebrities Popular Among Teens Are Used to Promote Unhealthy Foods
Music Celebrities Popular Among Teens Are Used to Promote Unhealthy Foods
A study in the July 2016 Pediatrics examines the food industry�s use of music celebrities to endorse sugary soft drinks and nutrient-poor foods through multi-million-dollar campaigns. Results also demonstrated that these celebrities are highly popular ...
Survey Suggests Children of Gay Fathers Are Well Adjusted
Survey Suggests Children of Gay Fathers Are Well Adjusted
Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting.
Size of Formula Bottles Contributes to Greater Infant Weight Gain and Size at Age Six Months
Size of Formula Bottles Contributes to Greater Infant Weight Gain and Size at Age Six Months
While it�s known that formula-fed infants are at a greater risk of obesity later in life, it wasn�t known if this was caused by the formula, the formula bottle or some other impact. A new study shows that using a large formula bottle in early infancy c...
AAP Urges Education to Prevent Teen Use of Performance Enhancing Substances
AAP Urges Education to Prevent Teen Use of Performance Enhancing Substances
Adolescents frequently use substances such as dietary supplements and steroids to improve their appearance, rather than boost athletic functioning, according to a clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Gross Motor Milestones Can Predict Future Development
Gross Motor Milestones Can Predict Future Development
Researchers examined data from a U.S. birth cohort, Upstate KIDS � located in New York state, to determine if there is a correlation between the age at which children achieve motor milestones such as standing, and the level of cognitive skills later in...
Most Youth With Sports and Recreation Related Concussions Not Seen in Health Care Settings
Most Youth With Sports and Recreation Related Concussions Not Seen in Health Care Settings
A study in the July 2016 Pediatrics estimates that 1.1 million to 1.9 million U.S. children and adolescents under age 18 experience sports and recreation-related concussions each year, the majority of which aren�t seen in health care settings.
AAP Clinical Report Says Female Athletes Experience Unique Set of Risk Factors
AAP Clinical Report Says Female Athletes Experience Unique Set of Risk Factors
Girls face a unique set of risk factors related to sports participation. A common group of risk factors for female athletes is known as the female triad, which was previously defined in terms of osteoporosis, amenorrhea and eating disorders.
Research Findings May Help Babies and Their Parents Sleep Better at Night
Research Findings May Help Babies and Their Parents Sleep Better at Night
A study in the June 2016 Pediatrics�may help parents of babies with nighttime sleep problems�rest�a little easier.�Worries that behavioral training method known as graduated extinction, which involves�letting�bedtime-resistant�infants�cry themselves to...
Breastfeeding App Shows Promise in Supporting First-Time Mothers
Breastfeeding App Shows Promise in Supporting First-Time Mothers
Researchers find that the use of texts, private social media support before and after giving birth lead more new moms to begin and continue breastfeeding their babies.
AAP Report Updates Safe Practices When Sedating a Pediatric Patient
AAP Report Updates Safe Practices When Sedating a Pediatric Patient
More children undergo medical and dental procedures that require sedation than in prior decades, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics to update recommendations that provide a safety net for pediatric patients.
AAP Announces New Initiative to Confront Violence in Children's Lives
AAP Announces New Initiative to Confront Violence in Children's Lives
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today announces a new initiative in the wake of the recent killings of two black men in St. Paul, Minn., and Baton Rouge, La., and of five police officers in Dallas. The AAP will convene a group of pediatrician ...
Safety Advocates Applaud IKEA Recall, Emphasize Need for Consumer Awareness
Safety Advocates Applaud IKEA Recall, Emphasize Need for Consumer Awareness
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and IKEA today announced the recall of 29 million IKEA Malm dressers responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents.
With No Amount of Lead Exposure Safe for Children, American Academy of Pediatrics Calls For Stric...
With No Amount of Lead Exposure Safe for Children, American Academy of Pediatrics Calls For Stric...
Even at half the levels previously considered safe, growing evidence shows a child�s exposure to lead can cause irreversible cognitive and behavioral problems. In updated recommendations published online Monday, June 20, the American Academy of Pediatr...
Emergency Room Visits Jump As Trampoline Parks Gain In Popularity
Emergency Room Visits Jump As Trampoline Parks Gain In Popularity
Trampoline parks have become increasingly popular in recent years, leading to a soaring number of emergency room visits for injuries sustained at these recreational venues, according to a new study in the September 2016 Pediatrics.
With Suicide Now Teens� Second-Leading Cause of Death, Pediatricians Urged to Ask About Its Risks
With Suicide Now Teens� Second-Leading Cause of Death, Pediatricians Urged to Ask About Its Risks
With suicide rising to the second-leading cause of death among adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is publishing updated guidelines advising pediatricians how to identify and help teens at risk.��
Football Team Followed For Season Measures Head Impact Severity
Football Team Followed For Season Measures Head Impact Severity
A study in the August 2016 Pediatrics followed 32 varsity high school football players during a season, using equipment housed in their helmets to measure the magnitude and types of impacts to the head. The study, �Head Impact Severity in American High...
AAP Clinical Report: Parental Substance Use Increases Child Health Risks
AAP Clinical Report: Parental Substance Use Increases Child Health Risks
Millions of children whose parents are involved in alcohol or drug use, distribution, manufacturing or cultivation in the United States face an increased risk of a range of health problems, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinic...
Vaccinating Pregnant Women Against the Flu Protects their Infants
Vaccinating Pregnant Women Against the Flu Protects their Infants
Infants born to pregnant women vaccinated against the flu during pregnancy are significantly less likely to have flu-like illnesses. The study, �Influenza in Infants Born to Women Vaccinated During Pregnancy,� appearing in the June 2016 issue of Pediat...
Combination of Face-To-Face and Online Bullying May Pack a Powerful Punch
Combination of Face-To-Face and Online Bullying May Pack a Powerful Punch
Bullying and taunts that may have once stayed in the schoolyard increasingly spill over into text messages and social media. A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may have a powerful effect on adolescents, i...
Frequent Moves During Babies' First Year Associated With Hospitalizations
Frequent Moves During Babies' First Year Associated With Hospitalizations
Children who move from one residence to another during their first year of life are at a substantially higher risk of being admitted to a hospital emergency room in early childhood, according to a new U.K. study that examined data on more than 237,000 ...
Study Identifies Factors that Can Help Children Thrive in the Face of Adversity
Study Identifies Factors that Can Help Children Thrive in the Face of Adversity
Research shows that people who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as economic hardship, exposure to violence or the death of a loved one, are more likely to have lasting physical and mental health problems. But a new res...
Immunization Rates Vary Widely In Immigrant Communities
Immunization Rates Vary Widely In Immigrant Communities
Different immigrant communities vary widely in their immunization coverage, according to a study in the July 2016 Pediatrics. The study, �Parental Country of Birth and Childhood Vaccination Uptake inWashington State,� published online June 29, found th...
AAP Statement on FDA Rule Regulating E-Cigarettes and Tobacco
AAP Statement on FDA Rule Regulating E-Cigarettes and Tobacco
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) welcomes the long-awaited final rule issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) giving the agency the authority to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah and other tobacco products.