Group B meningitis poses a serious health risk to children, but the disease is vaccine preventable. A recent study evaluated the efficacy of vaccination with the multicomponent meningococcal group B (4CMenB) vaccine in young children with positive results.
Children with autism spectrum disorder are at risk of wandering or elopement. Asking parents some key questions about how their child’s communication skills and how the child acts in public areas can help keep the child safe. Here are 14 questions that can help keep these children safe.
As more states legalize marijuana and the variety of products containing cannabis proliferates, the question becomes whether this will impact adolescent use of the drug and possibly lead to persistent use of cannabis. A new study in JAMA Network Open looked at how experimental use of 5 different cannabis products impacted progression of use.
A recent study looking at bronchodilator response has potential, but it could prove difficult to perform in most primary care settings.
The health crisis precipitated by vaping bloomed in 2019. A new study in JAMA Pediatrics looked at how e-cigarette use, and specifically JUUL-brand use, changed trends.
I believe that professional practitioners survey results/research, and especially comparative survey results, offer professionals and professional organizations opportunities to make impactful change, and, in this case, changes that can improve health care delivery for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
It seems to be a logical conclusion: Weight loss in severely obese teenagers will result in better mental health outcomes in addition to the more obvious health benefits. However, a new Swedish study indicates that this may not be the case.
For families living in poverty, diaper banks can help keep their children clean and dry. Pediatricians could do more to assess their unmet need and step up referrals to these community resources.
The typical day in Pediatrics is a busy one and the pressure to see as many patients as possible is felt by many. However, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics indicates that more and more children aren’t being seen by a pediatrician for problem visits.
Despite guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics advising that media use should be limited for all children, parents admit their adolescents still are spending far too much time playing video games.