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Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in AdultsFootball in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:36 EDT

Playing organized football before age 12 may increase the risks for depression, apathy, and impaired behavioral regulation in adulthood.
Medscape Medical News



Antibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still HappeningAntibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still Happening

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:44:19 EDT

According to a new study, prescription of antibiotics for viral conjunctivitis continues to be a widespread practice. 'Sobering' and 'discouraging,' says an optometrist.
Medscape Optometry



2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:39 EDT

The latest CDC influenza vaccination recommendations outline which vaccine products should--and which should not--be used to protect against flu this season.
CDC Expert Commentary



Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing? Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:26:08 EDT

Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest data on this dietary invention's efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome.
Medscape Gastroenterology



AAP Offers First Guidance on Tattoos, PiercingsAAP Offers First Guidance on Tattoos, Piercings

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:55:02 EDT

The report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is designed to facilitate conversations between providers, parents, and patients about the increasingly common desire for body modifications.
Medscape Medical News



FDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHDFDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHD

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:34:23 EDT

Adzenys ER, a liquid extended-release amphetamine product, is another treatment option for patients aged 6 years and older with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
FDA Approvals



Flu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant ParentsFlu Vaccine Saves Kids' Lives: What to Tell Reluctant Parents

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:34:03 EDT

Clinicians can use this information to help parents make the decision to have their children vaccinated against influenza.
CDC Expert Commentary



Childhood CAP: Would Adding Dexamethasone Hasten Recovery?Childhood CAP: Would Adding Dexamethasone Hasten Recovery?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:40:42 EDT

Could steroids, in addition to antibiotics, bring about faster recovery in children with CAP and pleural effusion?
Medscape Pediatrics



Let's Beat Big TobaccoLet's Beat Big Tobacco

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:21:24 EDT

We need to offer practical alternatives to smoking cigarettes, says Dr Lundberg, and now we can.
Medscape Internal Medicine



What a Child's Mouth Can Reveal About Abuse or NeglectWhat a Child's Mouth Can Reveal About Abuse or Neglect

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:54:48 EDT

New guidance from AAP helps clinicians identify the signs of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, trafficking, and other forms of maltreatment.
Medscape Pediatrics



FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral SuspensionFDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:04:20 EDT

Oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) for oral suspension 6 mg(base)/mL, made by Nesher Pharmaceuticals LLC, is particularly important for patients who can't swallow pills, the FDA notes.
FDA Approvals



FDA Panel Mulls New Data for Pain Patch in KidsFDA Panel Mulls New Data for Pain Patch in Kids

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:48:52 EDT

An FDA advisory committee weighed results of new study of Butrans transdermal opioid in pediatric patients and whether label changes should be made.
Medscape Medical News