A retrospective study of data from a regional community pharmacy chain in the Midwest encompassing 98 zip codes found that almost 1 in 8 new prescriptions for individuals aged up to 18 years went unfilled after the pharmacy received the prescription.
Exposure to acid-suppressive medications or antibiotics in the first 6 months of life is associated with development of allergic disease, according to a retrospective study in more than 750,000 children from within 35 days of birth until aged at least 1 year.
Investigators compared the accuracy of an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) practice guideline algorithm for diagnosing of urinary tract infection (UTI) in 2- to 23-month-olds with a new tool (UTICalc; University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) that first estimates UTI probability based on clinical variables and then, if laboratory testing is performed, updates the estimate based on the results.
Two new studies quantify the negative effects of adverse events in childhood on physical and mental health issues in LGBTQ individuals.
Hugs, whether giving or receiving them, make us feel good. Hugs are comforting, demonstrate caring acts of kindness, and genuinely express an emotional interaction, with or without words between 2 or more individuals.
In children with mild-to-moderate asthma triggered by inhaled allergens, immunotherapy might be a good supplement to long-term medication use.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at a cohort study published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery that looked at risk factors following outpatient tonsillectomy.
E-cigarette marketing targeted at adolescents plays a significant role in the uptake of e-cigarette use, as well as the use of traditional cigarettes.
College students with a history of waived vaccinations often refuse to receive updated immunizations, according to a new report.
A third dose of the mumps vaccine for everyone—not just those in outbreak areas—may help combat a resurgence of the virus, according to a new report.