October 2018 Briefing – Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as […]

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

50 Percent of Children Aged 2 to 5 Years Fear Doctor Visits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Half of parents report that their children aged 2 to 5 years are afraid of going to the doctor, according to survey results published in the Oct. 15 Mott Poll Report.

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Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sub-concussive head impacts suffered over the course of a single season of youth tackle football may not be associated with neurocognitive functional outcomes, according to a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient for assessing the balance of harms and benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Oct. 30.

Draft Recommendation Statement
Evidence Review — Children
Evidence Review — Pregnant Women

Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in Gut.

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Erectile Dysfunction Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) is 29 percent among male childhood cancer survivors (CCS), according to a research letter published online Oct. 4 in JAMA Oncology.

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AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced a new $15 million competitive grant initiative, the “Reimagining Residency” initiative, aimed at improving residency training.

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Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Language Delay

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Prenatal exposure to phthalates is associated with language delay in children, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Mortality Among Young People Declined From 1999 to 2015

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