A new study in JAMA Psychiatry provides another reason to recommend long-acting reversible contraceptives to adolescent female patients: oral contraceptives may increase the risk of depression.
Previous studies in adults have shown that anxiety and depression can increase emergency department (ED) visits as a result for asthma. A new study in Pediatrics looks at whether the connection exists in pediatric patients.
Polysomnography has long been considered key to diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, but a new study in Pediatrics questions how helpful the technique is for determining whether a child will benefit from an adenotonsillectomy.
Computed tomography scans are often used when treating children for traumatic brain injury, but the exposure to ionizing radiation may give a clinician pause in cases that are extremely subtle. A new study published in Pediatrics looked at whether fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, meaning motion-tolerant MRI sequences done without sedation) was accurate and feasible in young children.
A teenager getting behind the wheel of car is perhaps the greatest risk, but being an adolescent passenger in that car also carries a great risk. A recent C.S. Mott poll highlights the risks associated with being an adolescent passenger driven in a car by another adolescent.
Healthy Eating Research has issued a consensus recommendation for healthy beverages for children aged young than 5 years. The statement was created via a collaboration between American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and American Heart Association.
The varicella vaccine may have been helpful in reducing the incidence of herpes zoster. A recent study published in Pediatrics confirms what other studies had previously reported.
In addition to the harm caused by nicotine, e-cigarette use may also increase the likelihood of teenagers and young adults using marijuana, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Fast food is a common element of many teenagers’ diets. This ubiquitous nature has frustrated pediatric providers fighting the tide of pediatric obesity, but a new small study from University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers indicates that another negative consequence could be an increased risk of depression.
With a full-blown opioid epidemic making headlines, the push to use nonopioid medications to treat pain has been pervasive. However, a recent study indicates that children undergoing a tonsillectomy may be given opioid pain relief, going against current practice guidelines that recommend nonopioid relief.