In case you missed it: October 25 to 29


It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.

This week’s top articles included:

FDA committee recommends COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee voted on whether the emergency use authorization should be extended to children aged 5 to 11 years.

Treating substance use disorder and major depression that co-occur

When a patient has both substance use disorder and major depression, how likely is it that both will be treated successfully, and what populations may not be getting all of the needed treatment?

Puberty in girls is a moving target

Age of first menarche has long been seen as a girl's start to puberty, but breast development may be a better fit.

Early hair growth, odor isn’t always a sign of early puberty

The development of adult body odor and axillary hair growth early in life may not always signal that a child is beginning puberty.

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