Karen Bardossi
Agent for mCRPC shows clinically significant benefit
In a phase III study, a drug that blocks production of a protein was associated with a 27% reduction in the risk of death.
Suicides rise sharply among black children
Suicides among black children aged 5 to 11 years have increased significantly over the past 2 decades while suicide rates among white children have decreased significantly, a new study shows. Both trends have been masked by an overall stable suicide rate among elementary school-aged children.
New guidelines for hospital discharge of newborns
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement updating guidelines for releasing healthy term newborns from the hospital. The new guidelines aim to ensure that both baby and mother are ready to go home based on their unique situation.
Fear of parents impedes teen birth control
More than two-thirds of teenagers who participated in a recent national survey said that the main reason they don’t use birth control is fear of parental discovery, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
More babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms
From 2009 to 2012, the number of babies born in the United States with neonatal abstinence syndrome—symptoms of opioid withdrawal—almost doubled, pushing associated hospital costs to $1.5 billion, a new study reports.
Vaccinated but still getting pertussis
Rapidly waning protection among teenagers who have received the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine is apparently contributing to an upsurge in pertussis (whooping cough) in the United States, according to 2 recent studies.
Sitting devices endanger sleeping infants
Infants who sleep in sitting or carrying devices such as car seats, swings, slings, or bouncers run a risk of suffocation, warns a new study.
First guidelines for kids with thyroid nodules
For the first time, the American Thyroid Association has issued guidelines specifically for evaluating and managing benign thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in children and adolescents aged 18 years and younger.
Let kids with heart condition play sports
Children with long QT syndrome need not miss out on the fun and health benefits of recreational and competitive sports, according to a new study that recommends loosening restrictions on participation.
Injections outperform inhaled measles vaccine
Injected measles vaccine stimulates a significantly stronger immune response than inhaled vaccine, a new study reports.

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