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 a 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.
Does childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increase the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide attempts? A study from the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden, examines whether the link exists.
The detention crisis at the border of the United States has led to many doctors worrying about the psychological toll on the children held in the detention camps. A recent studyoffers some insight into the problem.
The start of a new school year brings back to the forefront the issue of school start times. In spite of a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending that high schools begin no earlier than 8:30 AM, many middle and high schools still start much earlier than the recommendation. However, the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado decided to run an experiment with later start times.