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How modifiable is childhood cognitive performance?

September 23, 2020

A new investigation looks at the modifiable factors that can impact childhood cognitive performance.

Emerging dermatologic conditions in the presence of COVID-19 pandemic

September 21, 2020

Growing evidence indicates that COVID-19 impacts more than the respiratory system. Clinicians should keep an eye out for dermatologic conditions that may be associated with the illness.

Predicting lead exposure with a machine learning model

September 18, 2020

No level of exposure to lead is safe and predicting exposure can be difficult. An investigation assesses the effectiveness of a machine learning model in predicting lead exposure.

AAP offers 11 tips for the 2020-2021 school year

September 18, 2020

The current school year will be an unusual one and will present many hurdles for families to cross. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some tips to ensure each child has the best school year.

Too many apps sharing kids’ information

September 11, 2020

Tablets, smartphones, and apps are a part of daily life for many children. Unfortunately, those same apps could be giving third parties identifying information, according to an investigation.

Comparing clinical features of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza

September 11, 2020

The influenza season is going to be here soon, which could make things difficult for a system already taxed by COVID-19. A new report illuminates the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and seasonal influenza.

Using digital cognitive behavior therapy to treat eating disorders

September 10, 2020

Eating disorders can be devastating and could lead to damage or even death. Can digital cognitive behavior therapy help?

How kids’ cardiorespiratory fitness could impact health later in life

September 09, 2020

Children zoom all over the place in their play. A new meta-analysis looks at how the cardiorespiratory fitness from that running could impact later life health.

What symptoms spur cancer diagnoses

September 08, 2020

Cancer in adolescents and young adults isn’t common. What symptoms spur a visit that starts the path to diagnosis? A report provides some information.

Do strict minimum age laws for firearms impact firearm homicide rates?

September 04, 2020

Stricter minimum age laws have helped improve outcomes for tobacco and other things. Do such laws have a positive impact on firearm homicide rates in young adults?

Impact of certain chemicals in plastics on producing ADHD-like behavior

September 02, 2020

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are nearly ubiquitous in day-to-day life. Could they be linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-like (ADHD) behavior?

Does oral immunotherapy work?

September 01, 2020

Oral immunotherapy is promising in the treatment of food allergies, but not every patient—and not every physician—can take it on.

FDA approves Medtronic’s MiniMed 770G system for use in young kids

September 01, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic’s hybrid closed loop diabetes management device for use in children aged 2 to 6 years.

Identifying neonatal seizures with a machine-learning algorithm

August 31, 2020

Diagnosing neonatal seizures can be complicated and difficult. Could an algorithm help? An investigation examines.

Is food insecurity in infancy tied to adiposity?

August 31, 2020

Food insecurity has been tied to obesity, but little is known about whether this link extends to infants. A new study looks at whether this connection holds.

Examining the efficacy of a closed loop system for treating type 1 diabetes

August 28, 2020

Type 1 diabetes treatment has improved dramatically over the years. A new study examines the efficacy of a closed loop system.

Does intervention location matter for an HIV program?

August 28, 2020

The Healthy Choices intervention has been shown to be effective with managing HIV, but is it better when provided at home or in the clinic? A new report sheds some light.

Transition from paper to EHRs creates both opportunities and problems

August 27, 2020

A recent report reveals some of the problems with electronic health records (EHRs), and what pediatricians can do to help.

Caregivers reported different symptom burden than child during cancer treatment

August 27, 2020

Reporting symptom burden and pain can be fairly subjective and they can become even more subjective when reported by proxy. A report examines how caregiver reports vary from a child’s report during treatment of pediatric cancer.

AAP issues statement on active shooter drills

August 26, 2020

Active shooter drills have become a fact of life for America’s school children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement on them.