Latest Kids: Misc. news

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2

Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Lower Self-Perception Observed in Children With Amblyopia

Children with amblyopia have significantly lower mean peer acceptance and physical competence scores at age 3 to 7 years, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Obesity Linked to Adverse Events in Children With Leukemia

For children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, obesity is associated with an increased risk for adverse events during premaintenance chemotherapy, according to a study published in the February issue of Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis

Children with recurrent tonsillitis have smaller germinal centers, according to a study published in the Feb. 6 issue of Science Translational Medicine.