Prenatal benzodiazepine exposure not directly associated with ASD and ADHDJanuary 11th 2023
A recent study found that while children exposed to benzodiazepine during pregnancy had a greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), siblings without exposure saw similar risks of neurodevelopmental disorders.
COVID-19 vaccine safe 90 days after MIS-C diagnosisJanuary 9th 2023
Patients with a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) completed a questionnaire about adverse reactions following COVID-19 vaccination, and no serious adverse events were recorded.
Study raises concerns over increasing BMI, obesity in preschool-aged children during pandemicJanuary 5th 2023
Using data from more than 25,000 preschool-aged children in Sweden provides an overview in trends of weight gain and BMI changes that may have impacted pediatric populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAP: How physicians can recognize and support victims of child exploitationDecember 23rd 2022
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their report, “Exploitation, Labor and Sex Trafficking of Children and Adolescents: Health Care Needs of Patients,” to provide updated guidance on how physicians can recognize and help children and adolescents subjected to trafficking or exploitation.
National hospital poll surveys parents beliefs on religious participation from teenagersDecember 21st 2022
In a recent Mott Poll, parents discussed their beliefs on how children aged 13 to 18 years benefit from religious services, how often these children should participate, and the level of freedom they would give their children to choose whether to participate.