Pediatrics

July 27, 2021
Worried about traveling with unvaccinated kids? 6 questions answered on how to manage the risks thumbnail

Worried about traveling with unvaccinated kids? 6 questions answered on how to manage the risks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases are rising again, primarily in unvaccinated populations. Most of these cases are due to the highly infectious […]
March 21, 2021
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First targeted therapy for children with achondroplasia shows persistent height gain

Children with achondroplasia, the most common form of disproportionate short stature, grow taller with trends in improved body proportions after two years of daily vosoritide treatment, […]
March 17, 2021
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Why experts think we’ll need to vaccinate children against COVID

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Drugmaker Moderna says it has started COVID-19 vaccine trials for thousands of children aged under 12, a first step towards a new […]
March 16, 2021
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Vulnerable newborns being separated from their mothers in COVID-19 pandemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the quality of care given to small and sick newborn babies in all regions of the world […]
March 14, 2021
Children's preventive healthcare costs dropped under ACA: study thumbnail

Children’s preventive healthcare costs dropped under ACA: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Affordable Care Act (ACA) dramatically increased children’s preventive healthcare while reducing out-of-pocket costs, according to a new Boston University School of […]
March 14, 2021
MRI scans more precisely define and detect some abnormalities in unborn babies thumbnail

MRI scans more precisely define and detect some abnormalities in unborn babies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain MRI scanning can more precisely define and detect head, neck, thoracic, abdominal and spinal malformations in unborn babies, finds a large multidisciplinary […]
March 12, 2021
Exposure to particulate matter before and after birth linked to heightened allergic rhinitis risk thumbnail

Exposure to particulate matter before and after birth linked to heightened allergic rhinitis risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Exposure to the air pollutant fine particulate matter (PM2.5) before and after birth is linked to a heightened risk of childhood allergic […]
February 28, 2021
Early PDA closure may improve outcomes in preterm infants thumbnail

Early PDA closure may improve outcomes in preterm infants

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may benefit from transcatheter PDA closure (TCPC) in […]
February 27, 2021
Picture books can boost physical activity for youth with autism thumbnail

Picture books can boost physical activity for youth with autism

Lorraine Becerra is an assistant teaching professor in the University of Missouri College of Education. Credit: University of Missouri College of Education While physical activity is […]
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