Karen Bardossi
Surprising impact of drinking during pregnancy
The number of children affected by fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders is substantially higher than previous estimates indicate, a new study suggests.
FDA approves first meningococcal B vaccine
FDA approves first meningococcal B vaccine
The first vaccine licensed in the United States to immunize young persons aged 10 through 25 years against invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
New treatment guidelines for sickle cell disease
Expand treatment of sickle cell disease with 2 “underused” preventive therapies to reduce painful flare-ups, an expert panel convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute urges in new management guidelines.
Many childhood fractures are treated incorrectly
Children seen in an emergency department or urgent care center for fractures often receive incorrect treatment, which can lead to poor healing and other complications, according to a study presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
Enterovirus linked to type 1 diabetes
A positive correlation exists between enterovirus infection in children and development of type 1 diabetes, a new study shows.
CDC announces fast test for enterovirus D68
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a new laboratory test that detects the respiratory enterovirus D68 more rapidly than previous tests.
Web system spots preschool disease outbreaks early
A Web-based surveillance system could enable preschools and childcare facilities to identify disease outbreaks in their early stages and take prompt measures to nip them in the bud, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
A hidden group of kids at risk
More than 1.3 million preteens and adolescents are at risk of stress-related school failure or impaired health because of the adult-sized responsibilities they must shoulder, according to a study presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in San Diego.
Which comes first, sexting or sex?
The first study to examining the temporal relationship between sexting—sending sexually explicit images electronically—and sexual activity in adolescents finds a link but not necessarily between sexting and risky sexual behaviors.
How exercise helps children think better
Physical activity significantly affects cognitive function in prepubertal children, according to a new study.

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