November 2018 Briefing - Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for November 2018. 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.

Family Functioning Does Not Impact Family Dinner, Diet Link

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among adolescents and young adults, family dinner frequency is associated with healthful dietary intake, regardless of family functioning, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

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Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting social media use to 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

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Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A case description can reliably define patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For adolescent girls, depression, but not anxiety, predicts future alcohol use, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

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Results of Pediatric Genomic Epilepsy Tests Often Reclassified

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The interpretation of genomic epilepsy tests has evolved rapidly in the last five years, and genetic variants identified in pediatric patients are often reclassified, according to research published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most proposed bills in state legislatures from 2011 to 2017 sought to expand access to immunization exemptions, but the majority of bills enacted into law limited exemptions, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Risk for heat-related disease and death is rising worldwide due to climate change, according to a report published online Nov. 28 in The Lancet.

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Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid biopsy using blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can effectively quantify changes in mutation levels among pediatric patients being treated for diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs), according to a study recently published in Clinical Cancer Research.

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ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment Up for August-Born Children

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In states with a Sept. 1 cutoff for kindergarten entry, the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment are higher for children born in August than those born in September, according to a study published in the Nov. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Feature Tagging of Home Videos Promising in Autism Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Feature tagging of home videos for machine learning classification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the use of a mobile device produces accurate results in short time frames, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in PLOS Medicine.

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Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child's Risk for Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Large for gestational age (LGA) is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Diabetologia.

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Amblyopia Linked to Lower Self-Perception in Children

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with amblyopia report lower self-perception for scholastic, social, and athletic measures, which may be associated with slower reading speed and worse motor skills, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Prevention of Child Maltreatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence on the benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing child maltreatment is currently inadequate. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation statement published online Nov. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A major update of the United States' system for approving medical devices was announced yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a statement released late yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced that the agency was lifting its advisory against eating romaine lettuce, first put in place last Tuesday. At that point, the agency had not been able to narrow down the source of the tainted lettuce. But now the source seems to be "end-of-season" lettuce harvested somewhere in the Central Coast regions of central and northern California. And "harvesting of romaine lettuce from this region has [already] ended for the year," Gottlieb noted.

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Prevalence of Eating Disorders 1.4 Percent in Preteens

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of eating disorders among 9- to 10-year-olds in the United States is 1.4 percent, with no difference in prevalence between boys and girls, according to a research letter published online Nov. 26 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patient and family partnership in care should include treatment of patients and families with dignity and respect, their active engagement in all aspects of care, and their contribution to the improvement of health care systems and education of health care professionals, according to a position paper published online Nov. 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Less Pediatric Screen Time Tied to Better Well-Being

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A higher amount of screen time per day is associated with decreased psychological well-being in children and adolescents, according to a study published in the December issue of Preventive Medicine Reports.

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Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic use in children <24 months of age is associated with a slightly higher body weight at 5 years of age, according to a study published recently in Pediatrics.

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Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola infections in newborns are being reported in the current outbreak of the deadly disease in Congo, the World Health Organization says.

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Estimated 2.5 Percent of U.S. Children Diagnosed With Autism

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated at 2.5 percent among U.S. children aged 3 to 17 years, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in Pediatrics.

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ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adverse effects on labor markets, according to a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute.

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Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for asthma, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For children with acute gastroenteritis, probiotics show no significant benefit versus placebo, according to two studies published in the Nov. 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Youth Smoking Decline Mirrors Rise in Vaping Popularity

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even with the rapid rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes, there has been a simultaneous decline in smoking prevalence among U.S. teens and young adults, suggesting e-cigarettes may not prompt young people to start smoking, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Tobacco Control.

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FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Immune Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Gamifant (emapalumab-lzsg) for the treatment of primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in pediatric (as young as newborn) and adult patients who have refractory, recurrent, or progressive disease or intolerance with conventional HLH treatment.

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U of Maryland Student Dies of Adenovirus-Related Illness

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An 18-year-old University of Maryland student has died from an adenovirus-related illness, and there have been reports of five other cases among students.

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Few Mandatory Pediatric Postmarketing Studies Completed

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- During a median follow-up of 6.8 years, only 33.8 percent of mandatory pediatric postmarketing studies were completed, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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ED Utilization Up for Pediatric mTBI After TBI Legislation

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of state youth traumatic brain injury (TBI) legislation correlated with an increase in pediatric emergency department utilization for youth sports- and recreation-related mild TBI (mTBI) evaluation, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

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CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A task force to investigate a rising number of cases of a rare polio-like disease among children in the United States has been created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with health officials from various states are asking American consumers to avoid romaine lettuce due to an outbreak of Escherichia coli illness.

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Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- North Carolina's largest chickenpox outbreak in decades is centered in a primary school with a large number of vaccine-exempt students, according to health officials.

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Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal exposure to nitric oxide (NO) is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An 11th child has died in an outbreak of a respiratory virus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Jersey, health officials say.

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Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Scare

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of boxes of Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination, Quaker Oats says.

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FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pacifiers filled with or dipped in honey should not be given to infants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of food allergy (FA) is 7.6 percent among children in the United States, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Pediatrics.

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CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There have been 126 more cases of illness added to an investigation into a Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled ground beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc., bringing the total to 246 cases in 25 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations have been developed for the diagnosis and management of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), according to a clinical report published online Nov. 12 in Pediatrics.

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Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a simulation of children with peanut allergy, epinephrine personal autoinjectors are cost-effective at $24, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the first six months of 2018, 8.8 percent of U.S. individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017, according to a report published Nov. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rising drug spending in the United States is being fueled by expensive name-brand prescription medicines, a new study shows.

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FDA Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cig Sales, Ban Menthol Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today it will take steps to limit or ban access to flavored electronic cigarettes, menthol cigarettes, and flavored cigars.

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No Age-Related Increase in BP for Yanomami Community

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Amerindian Yanomami community, which has no exposure to Western lifestyle, has no age-associated rise in blood pressure (BP), according to a research letter published online Nov. 14 in JAMA Cardiology.

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Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Data from patient- and family-reported error narratives indicate that problems related to patient-physician interactions are major contributors to diagnostic errors, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

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CDC: Record Number of Tickborne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans with tickborne diseases reached a record high of nearly 60,000 in 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Under Pressure, JUUL Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- JUUL Labs, which commands 70 percent of the U.S. electronic cigarette market, announced yesterday that it would cease selling most flavored versions of its popular vaping pods in retail stores.

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AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the American Medical Association hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among doctors-in-training. The data collection policy was approved at a meeting yesterday.

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CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States, and health officials are scrambling to figure out the cause.

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Many 6-Month, 12-Month-Olds Do Not Sleep Through the Night

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many 6- and 12-month-old infants do not sleep through the night, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in Pediatrics.

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Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Short intervals between pregnancies are associated with increased risks for adverse pregnancy outcomes for women of all ages, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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One-Third of Peds Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of pediatric patient safety reports in 2012 to 2017 that were related to electronic health record (EHR) use were attributed to usability issues, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

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Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is an urgent need for coordinated, comprehensive, personalized care for cancer survivors and caregivers, according to a report published online Oct. 30 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Repetitive head impact exposure appears to be a predisposing factor for the onset of concussion, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

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No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The antiviral agent fluoxetine is well tolerated but is not effective for patients with proven or presumptive enterovirus D68-associated acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to a study published online Nov. 9 in Neurology.

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FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's efforts to reduce teens' use of flavored electronic cigarettes, a ban on sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States is to be introduced, according to media reports.

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Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Global progress in health has slowed, and improvements in health have been unevenly distributed, according to a series of articles published in a special issue of The Lancet, highlighting the fact that global progress in health is not inevitable.

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EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine.

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Soy Feeding in Infancy Linked to Menstrual Pain in Blacks

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Soy formula feeding in infancy is associated with an increased risk for menstrual pain in young African-American women, according to a study published online Nov. 9 in Human Reproduction.

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CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The use of yoga and meditation have increased in recent years among children and adults, while use of chiropractors has also increased among adults, according to two November data briefs published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The total number of illnesses in a Salmonella outbreak linked with raw turkey products now stands at 164 people across 35 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Quitting Cannabis Tied to Improved Memory

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Abstaining from cannabis is associated with improvements in memory and verbal learning in adolescents and young adults, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Four varieties of Duncan Hines cake mix have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in three Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.

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Excess Gestational Weight Gain Not Better for Child Bone Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among women who are under/normal weight, gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with slightly increased bone measures in offspring at age 7 years, but there is no effect for overweight/obese mothers, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Study IDs Early Life Factors Predictive of Myopia

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Early life factors associated with myopia include maternal education, fertility treatment, summer birth, and hours spent playing computer games, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

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Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A short parent questionnaire may be able to identify gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Peds Firearm-Related Injuries Lead to Clinical, Financial Burden

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For pediatric patients, the clinical and financial burdens associated with firearm-related injuries are considerable, according to a research letter published online Oct. 29 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a polio-like condition that mainly affects children continue to rise this year in the United States, health officials say.

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New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The National Athletic Trainers' Association has issued recommendations for identifying and managing patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP); these recommendations form the basis of a position statement published in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.

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Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A first-of-its-kind surgery has restored the ability to walk in a boy paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

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Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Advanced paternal age is associated with adverse infant and maternal outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in The BMJ.

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Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prenatal exposure to most medications affecting neurotransmitter systems is not associated with estimates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The federal government website where Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is up and running, officials said yesterday.

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National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In 2016 to 2017, the national obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 years was 15.8 percent, which was not statistically different from the 16.1 percent rate in 2016 alone, according to a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although progress has been made in increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, coverage is still too low to achieve full cancer prevention potential, according to a report from the President's Cancer Panel published Nov. 1.

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CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0 Percent in 2016

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of gestational diabetes was 6.0 percent in 2016, with a slight increase seen from 2012 to 2016, according to research published in the Nov. 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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First FDA-Approved Cannabis Drug Now Available in U.S.

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first cannabis-based medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now available by prescription nationwide.

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10th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Facility

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 10th child has died in an adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J., according to the state health department.

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2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- From 2011 to 2015, there was a reduction in the prevalence of health care-associated infections, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) related to high-revenue medications and in gastroenterology, according to two research letters published online Oct. 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines given to pregnant women early in the third trimester may offer the most protection against infant pertussis, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents' concerns about sexuality and gender as reasons for lack of HPV vaccine initiation in their children decreased substantially from 2010 to 2016, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children. The guidelines were published in a policy statement in the November issue of Pediatrics.

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