January 2020 Briefing - Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for January 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Autism Research.

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Maternal Depression Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Offspring

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal depression in the postpartum period and beyond is associated with higher odds of atopic dermatitis (AD) for the child throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a study published in the January/February issue of Dermatitis.

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Early Treatment Tied to Less Disability With Pediatric-Onset MS

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Timing of treatment start is an important predictor of disability accumulation in patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Jan. 17 in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

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2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in life expectancy in the United States and a decrease in age-adjusted death rates, according to a January data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Risk for Obesity in Child Higher With GDM Plus Preeclampsia

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and preeclampsia is associated with an upward trajectory in childhood body mass index (BMI), according to a study published in the Jan. 21 issue of the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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Juul Use Up in Young People 15 to 34 Years Old

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of teens and young adults who ever used Juul doubled in one year, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Fracture Rate Up in Infants With Prenatal Smoking Exposure

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal exposure to maternal smoking is associated with an increased fracture rate before age 1, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in The BMJ.

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U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The United States spends substantially more than any other wealthy nation on health care, yet it has a lower life expectancy and a higher suicide rate than other wealthy nations, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Familial Psoriasis May Not Be Tied to Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity does not necessarily induce or contribute to familial psoriasis, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The gender gap in starting salary for physicians persists, although it is unclear which factors account for this gap, according to a report published online Jan. 22 in Health Affairs.

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Dangerous Additives Found in Illegal Pot Vaping Products in Los Angeles

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially deadly additives were found in marijuana vape cartridges seized in December raids of illegal shops in Los Angeles, officials reported Monday.

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Family Therapy Aids Youth at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Among symptomatic youths at high risk for bipolar disorder, times between mood episodes are longer for those receiving family-focused therapy (FFT) compared with enhanced usual care, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Health care payments in the United States are more regressive than previously thought, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in Health Services Research.

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Prehospital Epinephrine Aids Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrests

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Prehospital administration of epinephrine may aid pediatric patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs), according to a study published in the Jan. 21 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Effects of Vit D Correction on CV Health Studied in Obese Children

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For vitamin D-deficient overweight and obese children, high-dose supplementation with vitamin D does not improve measures of arterial endothelial function or stiffness, but it does result in reductions in blood pressure (BP) and fasting glucose concentration, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Potential Links ID'd for Marijuana Use, Cardiovascular Risks

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a review published in the Jan. 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, potential associations are presented for marijuana use and cardiovascular risks.

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Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, according to research published in the Jan. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Quality Improvement in NICU May Cut Morbidity in Preemies

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of network-wide quality improvement activities may improve survival without morbidity in very preterm infants, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination, according to the results of a survey released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

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Prenatal Surgery Yields Lasting Benefits for Myelomeningocele

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For myelomeningocele, prenatal surgery does not improve adaptive behavior but is associated with improved mobility and independent functioning in school-aged children, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in Pediatrics.

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Prenatal Exposure to Both Alcohol, Cigarettes Ups SIDS Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Infants prenatally exposed to alcohol and tobacco cigarettes beyond the first trimester have an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a study published online Jan. 20 in EClinicalMedicine.

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Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

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Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 is low, with only 40.9 percent of trials reporting results within one year, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in The Lancet.

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Teen Transgender Access to Pubertal Suppression Lowers Suicidality

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender young adults, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in Pediatrics.

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Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2008 to 2016, there was a decrease in primary care visit rates among commercially insured children, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Six Active Ingredients of Sunscreen Systemically Absorbed

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sunscreen application is associated with geometric mean maximum plasma concentrations of all six active ingredients that exceed 0.5 ng/mL, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health outcomes do not appear to improve for obese adolescents undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

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Dasatinib Tops Imatinib for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dasatinib is associated with improved survival for pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in JAMA Oncology.

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New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report, published online Jan. 21 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for the management of patients with Williams syndrome (WS).

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Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The outpatient antibiotic prescribing rate for children was 1,165 per 1,000 in Tennessee in 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical and laboratory characteristics of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases differ in peak and nonpeak years, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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2003 to 2017 Saw Drop in Infant Mortality Due to Birth Defects

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2003 to 2017, there was a decrease in infant mortality attributable to birth defects (IMBD) overall, although considerable differences were seen in the decreases by maternal and infant characteristics, according to research published in the Jan. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is near consensus across 30 years of economic analysis of single-payer plans that a single-payer system would reduce health expenditures in the United States, according to a review published online Jan. 15 in PLOS Medicine.

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ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black, Hispanic, and white adults, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In women with prepregnancy type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus (PDM), induction of labor (IOL) is not associated with increased cesarean section rates compared with expectant management beyond 39 weeks, but it is associated with certain neonatal adverse outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

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Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a decrease in the risk for coronary artery disease among adult survivors of childhood cancer, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in The BMJ.

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High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For extremely preterm infants, high-dose erythropoietin treatment from 24 hours after birth does not result in a reduced risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at age 2 years, according to a study published in the Jan. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It is safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children and adolescents who self-harm have an increased risk for suicide, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Psychological distress, including stress, anxiety, and depression, is prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD), and this distress can affect fetal neurological development, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID'd in Colorado Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In an observational cohort study recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, details are presented for an outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) neurological disease in children who presented to a Colorado hospital for treatment.

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Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products was passed Monday by New Jersey lawmakers.

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Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ill and injured children and their families have unique needs that should be considered in emergency medical services (EMS) protocols and operations, according to a new joint policy statement published in the January issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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2001 to 2016 Saw Drop, Stall in IQ Losses From Chemicals

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2001 to 2016, there was a decrease or stagnation in IQ losses from exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), methylmercury, and lead, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.

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One in Four Children With Autism Not Formally Diagnosed

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remains underdiagnosed in black and Hispanic children, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in Autism Research.

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Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Misinformation in the Danish media between 2013 and 2016 led to a 50.4 percent drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among girls in Denmark, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Vaccine.

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Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2009 to 2016, more physicians entering the Medicare program worked at large group or hospital-owned practices than small group or independent practices, according to a research letter published online Jan. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians spend a considerable amount of time using electronic health records (EHRs) to support care delivery, with wide variation seen in the distribution of time within specialty, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics.

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Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of perceived stress, poorer sleep quality, and smartphone addiction contribute to burnout in osteopathic medical students, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A proposal for California to contract generic drug companies to make medications would make the state the first in the country to produce its own medications.

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15-Year-Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A 15-year-old Texas teen who died from vaping is the youngest victim so far in an outbreak of vaping-related deaths in the United States.

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Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Foreign-educated health professionals (FEHPs) in the United States are overall satisfied with their recruitment experience, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Nursing.

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Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals caring for neighborhoods with high levels of disadvantage may have lower hospital ratings due to social risk factors (SRFs) in the community, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in Medical Care.

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Neural Tube Defect Prevalence 7.0 Per 10,000 in HIV-Exposed

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs) is 7.0 per 10,000 live births in HIV-exposed pregnancies, which is similar to the prevalence in the general population, according to research published in the Jan. 10 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Specific common school activities, such as paper mâché and baking projects, pose a high risk for gluten exposure, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations have risen sharply since October, with at least 6.4 million reported cases and 55,000 hospitalizations, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 2,900 Americans have died from the flu, the CDC reported late last week.

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Cooking Programs May Influence Children's Food Selection

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cooking programs can positively affect healthy food consumption among child viewers, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, published online Jan. 7 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, recommendations are presented for the management of nosebleeds.

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Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For youth, the perceived risks of electronic cigarette products vary with demographics, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Health Promotion Practice.

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Rate of Electronic Scooter Injuries Increased From 2014 to 2018

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2014 to 2018, there was an increase in the incidence of electronic scooter (e-scooter) injuries and associated hospital admissions, according to a research letter published online Jan. 8 in JAMA Surgery.

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Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is a large and widening gap in health administrative spending between the United States and Canada, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Open water regulations are associated with lower open water drowning death rates, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Injury Prevention.

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Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Santa Ana Wind-driven fire in San Diego County in 2017 correlated with an increase in pediatric respiratory visits across all pediatric age groups, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer mortality is continuing to decline, driven by progress in lung cancer, although mortality reductions have slowed or stopped for some cancers, according to findings included in Cancer Statistics, 2020, the American Cancer Society's latest annual report on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. The report was published online Jan. 8 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve HIV Remission in Infants

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected infants within hours of birth does not seem to result in a higher proportion of infants who attain and sustain viral suppression on ART, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in EClinicalMedicine.

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CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From 2013 to 2018, there was an increase in the percentage of adults aged 18 to 26 years who received one or more doses or the recommended number of doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a January data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Few Youths Receive Addiction Treatment After Opioid Overdose

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Less than one-third of youths surviving an opioid overdose receive timely addiction treatment, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Early Treatment Tied to Faster Concussion Recovery

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Earlier initiation of clinical care is associated with faster recovery after concussion, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Neurology.

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Low-Value Health Care Services for Children Not Uncommon

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A considerable proportion of children receive low-value health care services, with small differences seen between payer types, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Pediatrics.

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Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Central venous catheter (CVC) placement with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism (VTE), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and CVC malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood.

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Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. drug companies have started the new year by raising the prices of hundreds of medications.

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Teens Who Misuse Opioids Likely to Engage in Other Risky Behaviors

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Adolescents who report misusing prescription opioids are more likely to have engaged in a range of other risky behaviors, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics.

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Twelfth-Grade Binge Drinking Linked to Risky Driving Practices

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Twelfth-grade binge drinking predicts early adulthood risky driving practices and high-risk drinking in early adulthood, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics.

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Many Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Unnecessary in Teens and Young Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of bimanual pelvic examinations (BPEs) and more than 70 percent of Papanicolaou (Pap) tests performed among adolescent girls and women younger than 21 years in the United States are unnecessary, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Treating colonized parents may reduce the risk for Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online Dec. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Lower Odds of Child Obesity

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Consumption of whole-fat milk is associated with reduced odds of overweight or obesity among children, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Public Policy Recs Updated for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a special communication article, published online Jan. 2 in JAMA Cardiology, updated recommendations are presented for reducing the clinical and public health burden of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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Survivors of Childhood Cancers at Risk for Shortened Life Span

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of childhood cancer remain at risk for shorter life spans, especially when they receive radiotherapy, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in JAMA Oncology.

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Guidance Developed for Providing Quality STD Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In a report published in the Jan. 3 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for providing quality sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinical services.

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Trump Administration to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump Administration is expected to announce this week that it will ban mint-, fruit-, and dessert-flavored electronic cigarette cartridges, while allowing the continued sale of menthol- and tobacco-flavored vapes.

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Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Modestly worse patient experiences are seen following hospital acquisition by another hospital, according to a study published in the Jan. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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