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FDA Clears First Epinephrine Autoinjector for InfantsFDA Clears First Epinephrine Autoinjector for Infants

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:09:32 EST

Auvi-Q has a shorter needle and delivers a lower dose of epinephrine. It is designed for infants and children weighing 7.5 to 15 kg.
FDA Approvals



Suicide Risk in Teens: Look EverywhereSuicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:26:43 EST

Suicide is the second most common cause of death in teens. And we have to do better at identifying at-risk kids.
Medscape Pediatrics



New Guidelines Released on Pediatric Obesity and StigmaNew Guidelines Released on Pediatric Obesity and Stigma

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:15:17 EST

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Obesity Society have issued a joint policy statement on the stigma children and adolescents with obesity experience.
Medscape Medical News



Screening Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in AthletesScreening Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:23:51 EST

Most athletes who die suddenly during competitive sports have conditions that cannot be diagnosed by preparticipation screening, a new study finds.
Medscape Medical News



Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn CircumcisionRing Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:14:48 EST

Ring block, EMLA cream, and sucrose were most effective compared with other analgesic combinations at relieving circumcision pain in neonates.
Medscape Medical News



FDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia AFDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia A

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:31:23 EST

Hemlibra is a first-in-class bispecific monoclonal antibody that bridges activated factor IX and X to replace the missing factor VIII.
FDA Approvals



No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:08:52 EST

Study found fracture risk is not significantly increased with daily inhaled steroids in children with asthma compared with no steroid use; the authors encourage use when indicated.
Medscape Medical News



Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes?Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:16:58 EST

Embryo gene editing: Are we playing God by speeding up evolution?
Medscape Public Health



Acute Otitis Media in Young Children TodayAcute Otitis Media in Young Children Today

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

A recent epidemiologic study paints a picture of early childhood AOM in the pneumococcal vaccine era.
Medscape Pediatrics



Gun Sense or Non-sense?Gun Sense or Non-sense?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:59:48 EST

These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg.
Medscape Internal Medicine



Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:00 EST

Over a 10-year period, all-cause death and sudden cardiac death was disproportionately higher among people with diabetes aged 1 to 49 years than those without diabetes, a study from Denmark shows.
Medscape Medical News



Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint’sReuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint’s

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:47:23 EST

Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.
Reuters Health Information