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The Dying Child: Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care

Many pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists believe that their clinical care extends from treating ill children through end-of-life care. However, are pediatricians actually meeting the needs of families and their dying child? In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers surveyed bereaved parents and found that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement.

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In Wake of Flint Crisis, New Proposal Seeks to 'Focus on the Fix' for Lead Poisoning

The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines—but it's just the most prominent example of an "ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead poisoning," according David E. Jacobs, PhD, CIH, a noted authority on childhood lead poisoning prevention. Dr. Jacobs writes in the June Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Malnutrition Results From More Than Just Inadequate Diet

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone, and immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London.

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Genes That Increase Children's Risk of Blood Infection Identified

African study finds genes that double the chance of developing bacteraemia when infected with the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.

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Early-Life Stress Causes Digestive Problems and Anxiety in Rats

Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine—the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations—in the gut, increasing the risk of developing chronic indigestion and anxiety during adulthood, a new study in American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology reports.

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Weight Gain in Children Associated with Low Hormone Levels

A Mayo Clinic-led study found that obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone potentially tied to weight management than teens of normal weights. The study is published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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There's (Now) an App for That

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Known as a definitive source for health care providers, "The Vaccine Handbook" is now available as an app.

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Young Norfolk Girl Receives Liver Transplant in Unique Care Partnership between UVA Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

A 13-year-old Norfolk girl is the first patient to receive a transplant in a unique pediatric liver transplant partnership between Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.

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Sun Safety Tips for Babies

As the summer season kicks off, UCLA Health pediatrician Dr. Jay Joo offers advice on sun safety for babies.

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Zika Virus May Be Linked to More Eye Problems in Brazilian Babies with Microcephaly

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Researchers from Brazil and Stanford University report on an ocular case study of three Brazilian infants with microcephaly presumed to be caused by Zika virus. Findings will appear in Ophthalmology, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Low Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity in Teens

Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Babies Fed Directly From Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections

Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, according to a recent study.

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Teen Health Depends on Location, Location, Location

The real estate maxim about the importance of location is true for teenagers too. Their intellectual and physical health depends on location, location, location.

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Kiddie Pools Pose Drowning Hazards. Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous.

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Childhood Fitness Reduces Long-Term Cardiovascular Risks of Childhood Obesity

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Aerobic exercise may reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity.

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Study Suggests Kids with Food-Triggered Eczema Are at Risk for Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy

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Elimination of the food that triggers atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food, according to the results of a large-scale study recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Immediate reactions to the culprit food range from hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis.

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