Top News: #Pediatrics

Here are the top read news for #pediatrics:


When ADHD Isn’t What It Seems:

The number of kids who are diagnosed with ADHD these days is huge—and growing. Reported cases of the disorder have increased by 42 percent since 2003. But a new study suggests that some of these children might actually be suffering from a different condition that often goes undetected. Read more

 

 


pediatricsNew AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline Drops Call for Certain Tests, Treatments:

Bronchiolitis is the most common cause of hospitalization among infants during the first 12 months of life, according to a 2013 Pediatrics study(pediatrics.aappublications.org). That translates to about 100,000 bronchiolitis admissions a year in the United States, costing an estimated $1.73 billion. Read more

 

 


Disneyland measles outbreak continues to spread:

A measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in California is spreading further across the country and into Mexico as people who were infected on their vacations take the virus home to unvaccinated family members. Read more

 


 

Only One Child in Paralysis Outbreak Has Fully Recovered:

Only one child has fully recovered in 103 confirmed cases of children experiencing a sudden and mysterious onset of acute limb weakness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) since last August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday. Read more

 


A 6-month-old receives his third and final dose of the rotavirus vaccine. Photo by Tara HaelleMore Rotavirus Vaccination Means Less Rotavirus:

The more children who are vaccinated against rotavirus at your pediatrician’s office, the less likely it is that your child will be exposed to the gastrointestinal illness, a new study has concluded. That might sound like a no-brainer, but with vaccine coverage as low as 0%* at some practices included in this study, these findings have significant implications for children unable to be vaccinated against rotavirus. Read more

 

 

 


 

 

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