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Study: Decriminalization of marijuana increases pediatric ED admissions

A study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention in states that decriminalized marijuana, although the overall...

Study: Well-child visits may increase risk for flu-like illness

Well-child appointments for annual exams and vaccinations are associated with an increased risk of flu-like illnesses in children and family members within two weeks...

Recovery lessons from the Sandy Hook trauma

Children are people with small hearts and big emotions that often come from the people around them, particularly family members. As a pediatric nurse...

FDA approves marketing of postnatal test for developmental disabilities

On Jan. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce that it has authorized for marketing the Affymetrix CytoScan Dx Assay, which can...

Study: Fast foods not the major cause of rising childhood obesity

A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that children’s consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much...

FDA approves Liposorber Apheresis System for pediatric use

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Liposorber LA-15 System to treat pediatric patients with primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)...

Children of obese mothers are at greater risk for early cardiovascular death

Children of obese and overweight women have a higher risk of early cardiovascular death as adults, according to a study in BMJ. Access “Maternal...

Family initiated rapid response team

Rapid response isn’t just for staff. More hospitals are allowing, even encouraging, patients and their families to make the call for help.

FDA allows marketing of device to help assess children and teens for ADHD

On June 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first medical device based on brain function to help assess...

Study: Nurse understaffing associated with infections in neonatal ICUs

A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that nurse understaffing was associated with an increased risk for nosocomial infections in very low birth weight infants...

Study: Women who are abused as children more likely to have autistic child

A study in JAMA Psychiatry found women who were abused as children had an increased risk to have a child with autism. Read more.

You can help stop the cycle of teen bullying

Bullying refers to repeated negative activity or aggression intended to harm or bother someone that the aggressor perceives as less powerful. In many cases,...

Study: Effects of childhood bullying persist into adulthood

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry sheds light on the effects of childhood bullying in adults by assessing victims of bullying, those who...