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Health News - Pediatrics

Baby simulator programs 'increase teen pregnancy risk, not reduce it'
Instead of lowering the risk of teenage pregnancy, baby simulator-based programs increase pregnancy risk among adolescents, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Soluble corn fiber may improve women's bone health
Two studies have shown that soluble corn fiber supplements can help build and retain calcium in the bones of adolescent and postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae: What You Need to Know
Learn all about Mycoplasma pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause mild infections in the lung. This article looks at transmission, symptoms, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes: Most teens vape for flavor, not nicotine
Challenging the common assumption that most youths use e-cigarettes to inhale nicotine, a new study finds most use the devices for the flavor of the vapor. (Medical News Today)

Traumatic brain injury associated with premature mortality and long-term psychosocial outcomes in a nationwide Swedish cohort
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Metformin associated with decreasing weight gain in kids with autism
The diabetes medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with decreased weight gain in a small clinical trial of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who were taking... (Medical News Today)

Studies explore use of genetics to help determine appropriate treatment for fever in children
Two studies appearing in JAMA examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in... (Medical News Today)

First randomised trial shows IVF culture media affect the outcomes of embryos and babies. Fertility experts call for full information on composition
Fertility experts are calling on the companies who make the solutions in which embryos are cultured during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to give a clear list of ingredients following publication of... (Medical News Today)

Test that differentiates between bacterial, viral infections in development
A test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections. (Medical News Today)

Genetic regulation of the thymus function identified
Researchers at the universities of Basel and Oxford have for the first time identified all genes regulated by the protein Foxn1. (Medical News Today)

Study shows acetaminophen can be tolerated by children with mild, persistent asthma
A new study finds young children with mild, persistent asthma, can tolerate acetaminophen without the worsening of asthma, when compared with ibuprofen use. (Medical News Today)

The war on sugar: 'Children should consume fewer than 6 teaspoons daily'
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day. (Medical News Today)

Maternal language shapes infants' cry melodies
The very first cry of neonates is marked by their maternal language. This seems to be especially apparent in tonal languages, where pitch and pitch fluctuation determine the meaning of words. (Medical News Today)

My Baby Has Acne: What Should I Do?
Many babies develop acne. Read about what can be done about this skin condition, including information on causes, treatment, and other skin conditions. (Medical News Today)

Divorce is seasonal, peaks following family vacations
Divorce is seasonal, a new study finds. Researchers note a peak in divorce following summer and winter vacations in the months of March and August. (Medical News Today)

Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
Learn all about the causes of yellow eyes in newborns, older children, and adults. This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice. (Medical News Today)

Stroller, carrier injuries send two children to the ER every hour
While carriers and strollers are a way to transport children safely, injuries often occur. A study shows that two children end up in the ER every hour. (Medical News Today)

Parents more likely to support HPV vaccine requirements for school entry if states include opt-out provisions
Parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offers opt-out provisions, however, the study's lead author... (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough in cancer cell screening advances personalised treatment of childhood leukaemia
Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to accurately predict how children whose cancer returns after treatment for leukaemia are likely to respond to further treatment. (Medical News Today)

Study links self-reported childhood abuse to death in women years later
A study of a large number of middle-aged adults suggests self-reported childhood abuse by women was associated with an increased long-term risk of death, according to an article published online by... (Medical News Today)

Steroid treatment in very low birth weight infants may contribute to vision problems
Modest but significantly increased risk of retinopathy in very premature infants is associated with steroid treatment, according to a new study published in the Journal of AAPOS. (Medical News Today)

Leukaemia blood testing has 'massive potential'
Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood leukaemia. (Medical News Today)

Pregnancy: Antipsychotic use does not increase the risk of birth defects
Exposure to antipsychotic drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of congenital or cardiac malformations. (Medical News Today)

Celiac disease: Season, region of birth linked with increased risk in children
Season and region of birth may be associated with an increased risk of celiac disease in children before the age of 15, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot
Contrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot. (Medical News Today)

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