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0x600As More Parents Refuse Vaccines, More Doctors Dismiss Them — With AAP’s Blessing:

But doctors’ dismissal of non-vaccinating families has remained controversial because the AAP has not promoted or supported dismissing families who don’t vaccinate for non-medical reasons. The organization instead urges pediatricians to continue providing unvaccinated children with healthcare while still attempting to persuade the parents to vaccinate. But the AAP’s new technical report on confronting vaccine hesitancy offers more leeway for pediatricians who dismiss vaccine refusers: an acknowledgement that it’s acceptable after doctors have tried everything else: Read more


636057568258075672-AP-OPIOID-ANTIDOTE-82961938Pediatric group says doctors should treat teen opioid addicts with medicine:

The American Academy of Pediatrics urged its members Monday to consider prescribing buprenorphine or other medicines to treat opioid addiction. If pediatricians don’t prescribe the drugs themselves, they should refer patients to doctors who do: Read more



shutterstock_145604635Children with Food Allergies are Predisposed to Asthma:

Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have, say researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in a new study recently published in BMC Pediatrics: Read more



girl-candy-151027Not So Sweet: New Sugar Limits for Kids Announced:

In the first of three new recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA), a panel of health and nutrition experts suggested that children ages 2 to 18 consume no more than 6 teaspoons (30 milliliters) of added sugar a day, according to the organization’s statement published today (Aug. 22) in the journal Circulation: Read more



braineatingamoeba_custom-f2cb641770d5d85a285df0c8cc261c1a5d538787-s800-c85A Young Woman Dies, A Teen Is Saved After Amoebas Infect The Brain:

“This organism, Naegleria fowleri, is actually quite a prevalent or commonly occurring organism in open bodies of water,” he said. “We find it in lakes. We find it in ponds. It’s very common for people to come into contact with, but it’s very uncommon for people to develop this kind of infection with it.” It’s harmless if swallowed, because stomach acid kills it. But if it’s in water forced up the nose, it can cause the brain infection, which is difficult to diagnose and treat: Read more