Tag archive for ‘pediatrics’
By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Taiwan: 9-year-old boy has a stroke, How common is pediatric stroke?

A report from the news source, Focus Taiwan today tells the story of a 9-year-old male child who suffered a stroke. It explains the child was a sedentary boy who played video games and ate a diet largely of foods More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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The magnitude of risk for neonatal herpes from Jewish circumcision not well defined: Study

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of  herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants between 1988 More...

By Guest Author On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Dairy Farms Decrease Risk of Ailments In Children

A new study out of the University of Gothenburg indicates that increased time spent on farms, particularly ones that house milk-producing cattle, has beneficial impacts on the health of small children.  Specifically, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014

ACIP gives ‘thumbs up’ for use of nasal spray flu vaccine in kids

Image/CDC On Wednesday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine (i.e., LAIV) instead of the flu shot (i.e., IIV) in healthy children More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Teen smoking in the US declines

Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, according to the 2013 resultsreleased today by the Centers More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 5th, 2014

E-cigarettes advertisements directed toward youth increase significantly: study

PRESS RELEASE RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— In the absence of the kind of federal regulations that apply to tobacco cigarettes, television advertising for e-cigarettes has increased two-fold for youth and three-fold More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Vaccines for Children program saved more than 700,000 kids in past two decades: CDC

PRESS RELEASE The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Interview with ‘Nurses who Vaccinate’ founder, Melody Butler

Vaccines, anti-vaxxers and the increases in vaccine preventable diseases are being seen in the news more frequently. The number of sources of misinformation is infinite, so we clearly benefit from the work of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Canada: Ontario updates school immunization requirements as Deb Matthews has a few words for Jenny McCarthy

Ontario is strengthening their school immunization requirements for the upcoming school year, requiring proof of immunization against three more diseases, according to a Ontario Ministry of Health news release More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Majority of adults support mandatory vaccinations for school-aged children, 33% of parents with young children believe ‘vaccinations can cause autism’

PRESS RELEASE According to a survey released today by the National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer organization, adult Americans lack sufficient information about the safety of vaccines More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Topamax, for migraine prevention gets FDA nod

PRESS RELEASE Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Topamax (topiramate) for prevention (prophylaxis) of migraine headaches in adolescents ages 12 to 17. This is the first FDA approval of a drug More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Autism more common in boys: CDC

PRESS RELEASE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Vaccinations, the vaccine-autism link and Kristin Cavallari

Tara Smith, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health and owner of the blog, Aetiology talks More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Scarlet fever cases dramatically increase in England

British health officials are reporting an increase in the number of scarlet fever cases since last September prompting them to advise people to seek medical care if symptoms arise and medical practitioners to be More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 17th, 2014

Possible link between soy formula and seizures in children with autism: study

NEWS RELEASE A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein. The study More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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India: Woman gives birth to baby with two heads

In an astounding story from northern India last week, a woman delivered conjoined twins at a hospital in Sonipat, Haryana. However, the baby, born via C-section and weighing in a 3 kilograms, has two heads, two More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Clostridium difficile infections in children frequently due to antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices: CDC

The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds on the decline: CDC

The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

HPV vaccine: Conversations between pediatricians and parents key to ensuring daughters get vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says despite there being available protective vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) since 2006, they say the HPV vaccine uptake in the US is relatively More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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HPV vaccine not linked to subsequent sexual behaviors over the six months after vaccination: Cincinnati Children’s researcher

On of the more interesting studies published in the past week was in the journal, Pediatrics, where researchers from The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center looked at whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) More...


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