Top News: #Kidshealth

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Kate Teague, a registered nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, in Palo Alto, Calif., holds a premature baby's hand.In Caring For Sickest Babies, Doctors Now Tap Parents For Tough Calls:

Dr. William Benitz walks past the rows of clear plastic isolettes in the neonatal intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. There’s little room to navigate — the space is jampacked with beeping machines and ventilators. The health team in the unit can care for as many as 70 fragile infants. One tiny, pink baby girl here today was born weighing 13 ounces. Read more


 

Autism cases in U.S. jump to 1 in 45: Who gets the diagnosis, in 8 simple charts:

The number of autism cases in the United States appeared to jump dramatically in 2014 according to new estimates released Friday, but researchers said that changes in the format of the questionnaire likely affected the numbers. Read more


 

For kids prone to wheezing with respiratory infections, early antibiotics help?:

In children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty breathing — such that they are given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy — researchers have shown that giving a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms can reduce the risk of the episode developing into a severe lower respiratory tract illness. Read more


 

Pediatricians want farmers to use fewer antibiotics:

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that regularly show up in meat is a “significant public health threat,” the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new report calling for an end to overuse of antibiotics in animals. Read more


 

TUBERCULOSISRare TB Case Shows Diagnosing, Treating Children Is Tough:

When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease — a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB in youngsters in countries that can’t afford such creative care. Read more


 

 

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