Postpartum depression has a number of profound effects. A new study indicates that postpartum depression could increase the risk of atopic dermatitis, especially at ages 5 and 9 years.
It’s a source of worry and a potential reason for adolescent girls to forego needed gynecologic care: the pelvic exam. A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at just how many unnecessary exams are performed on teenagers and young women who don’t need them.
Winter weather is getting children out on the rink to play ice hockey, which unfortunately carries a risk of concussion. A new study looks at mouth guards and whether they can reduce the risk of concussive head injury.
Peanut allergies often elicit frightening reactions in children. The new drug Palforzia, just approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), can reduce the risk of a child having that potentially life-threatening reaction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.