FDA expands approval of STELARA to treat pediatric plaque psoriasis

August 04, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved STELARA for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in children.

Smartphone apps for weight control?: How to choose

August 04, 2020

Smartphone applications addressing weight reduction have increased along with smartphone app use among pediatric patients. What's the best way to choose one?

Parents and health care providers need to cheerlead the HPV vaccine for their teens

August 03, 2020

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the key to a major public health victory, but the vaccine coverage has been less than effective. A report offers some answer to how parental intent has made an impact.

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine

August 03, 2020

Three scientists discuss the global race for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Melatonin helps children with ASD overcome insomnia

August 03, 2020

A recent study examined the impact of a nightly dose of pediatric prolonged-release melatonin on sleep disturbances in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Impact of additive on vaccine response

July 31, 2020

A recent study offers hope for more effective vaccine responses.

How media helps connect transgender and gender diverse children with gender care

July 31, 2020

Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children can often be unsure of who to turn to for compassionate gender care. A report considers whether media exposure can help TGD children get needed care.

What's the best material for face masks?

July 30, 2020

Face mask mandates mean that many people are wondering what material works best at protecting someone from COVID-19. A new study offers some answers.

Did the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 improve school nutrition?

July 30, 2020

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was supposed to improve the dietary quality of the school lunch. An investigation may be able to finally provide an answer.

Does retinal microvasculature reflect neurocognitive development?

July 30, 2020

Neurocognitive development is rapid in early childhood. An investigation looks at whether the eye can provide some information on potential issues.

Sesame Street webinar series provides parental addiction education

July 30, 2020

A new webinar series from Sesame Street in Communities provides additional education for the health care community supporting families who face substance use disorders.

Examining whether fluoridation programs prevent severe caries

July 29, 2020

Fluoridation programs have been used for years to protect the public’s teeth. A report examines how well the programs protect a child’s first set of teeth from severe dental caries.

AAP issues guidance to keep kids safe playing sports during COVID-19

July 29, 2020

It’s not only professional sports leagues returning to the playing field. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued interim guidance to keep young athletes safe from COVID-19.

Do maternal flu shots during pregnancy impact early health outcomes?

July 28, 2020

Immunizations during pregnancy are common and meant to provide protection during the early months of life. A literature review looks at whether the practice influences other early health outcomes.

Does ibuprofen inhibit healing after a fracture?

July 27, 2020

A bone fracture is a painful experience and ibuprofen may be used to treat the pain. A report examines whether it could inhibit bone healing.