Month: October 2022

A new analysis of U.S.-based pediatrics research published over the last decade found that just 9% of studies included non-English-speaking children or families, highlighting a lack of representation that could have serious implications for health equity. The findings are published today in a JAMA Pediatrics analysis led by University of Pittsburgh researchers. It is frankly
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the United States evaluated the effects of maternal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic-associated stress and fetal brain development using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Studies have reported perinatal care disruptions due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic as unprecedented and
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People with autoimmune or auto-inflammatory rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of infections. This can be due to the underlying disease itself, or may be caused by treatment with immunomodulating or immunosuppressive drugs. Vaccinations play an important role in infection prevention. But children with pedAIIRD require a vaccination schedule that takes into account their disease
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Last year’s Squid Game craze actually feels kind of tame compared to some of these trendy yet highly problematic kids costumes. Halloween! It’s a time for tricks, treats, and colourful, creative costumes. There are countless traditional costume options for your kids out there—clowns, ghosts, animals, vampires and so many more. But then there are those
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Huntington’s disease, a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative condition, is caused by a genetic error present at birth, though its symptoms often don’t begin until middle adulthood. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been trying to understand how the aging process triggers the onset of symptoms, with the expectation that such knowledge
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Pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (PedMSUS) has great potential in the evaluation of children with arthritis, and since 2012 several PedMSUS courses have been endorsed by EULAR – The European Alliance of Rheumatology Associations. But despite this, there has been no agreed educational procedure for the conduct, content and format of these courses. This is critical, since
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By trick-or-treating as safely as possible and preparing for all potential mishaps, you’ll be set for a night of fun, not fright.  Your toddler’s first Halloween is super exciting, but it can also be scary—both for your first-timer, who isn’t used to being out in the dark with spooky decorations; and for their parents, who
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Trained developmental-behavioral pediatricians can generally diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children without the need for additional Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) testing, finds a prospective multicenter study. The study, conducted through the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) and led by Boston Children’s Hospital, was published October 17 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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It seemed like the perfect new career. I loved helping parents and posting advice on social. I just had no idea how toxic it would be. I knew nothing about baby sleep before I became a mom. Throughout my pregnancy, I spent countless hours reading about the stuff I thought was most important: pregnancy, birth,
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Chickenpox, called varicella by scientists, is a formerly ubiquitous childhood illness that produces a characteristic vesicular rash of varying extent and severity. In earlier days, chickenpox affected almost every child. however, the incidence of this condition has dropped steeply following the introduction of varicella-zoster vaccines. Study: 25 Years of Varicella Vaccination in the United States.
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Researchers call for better newborn screens across the U.S. Cystic fibrosis is missed more often in newborn screenings for non-white than white babies, creating higher risk for irreversible lung damage and other serious outcomes in Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native newborns, a new study finds. The genetic panels used in newborn screening
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