Could encouraging parents and teenagers to discuss sex lead to the teenager practicing safe sex in the future? A recent meta-analysis examines the effectiveness of “the talk” on delaying sexual initiation and future safe sexual practices
How effective is hydroxyurea in preventing acute care for children with sickle cell disease (SCD)? A new study examined the use of hydroxyurea in children with SCD who were covered by Medicaid.
Encouraging exclusive breastfeeding is one key elements to giving infants a good start. Unfortunately, some mothers aren’t able to maintain exclusive breastfeeding once they go back to work. A new study looks at whether extending maternity leave could improve exclusive breastfeeding rates.
Teenagers who use prescription opioids in a nonprescription manner may be more likely to move onto using heroin, according to a recent study.
Poorer educational outcomes may need to be added to the list of the potential outcomes for children who have type 1 diabetes.
Although in-flight emergencies are well-characterized events when they occur with an adult, the data for in-flight emergencies that occur in children are lacking. A new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine emphasizes the need for more information.
Girls have been the focus of stories looking at the early onset of puberty, but a new study from Sweden indicates that some boys also may have been undergoing early puberty.
Are the slowly rising temperatures across the United States and the world leading to fetal development issues, particularly fetal growth?
Using palivizumab in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) may not lead to long-term improvements, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Researchers used the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry data.
Having insurance may mean the difference between being admitted to a hospital or transferred elsewhere for children and teenagers who visit the emergency department (ED) for a mental health emergency.