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August 5, 2022

Death Risk Doubles for Black Infants With BPD Death Risk Doubles for Black Infants With BPD

Infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) who were born to Black mothers were significantly more likely to die or to have a longer hospital stay than infants […]
August 5, 2022

Unlike Adults, Children Need Special Protection During Heat Waves Unlike Adults, Children Need Special Protection During Heat Waves

After more than a week of record-breaking temperatures across much of the country, public health experts are cautioning that children are more susceptible to heat illness than adults […]
August 2, 2022

Children and COVID: Weekly Cases Top 95,000, Admissions Rise Children and COVID: Weekly Cases Top 95,000, Admissions Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New pediatric COVID-19 cases increased for the third straight week as a […]
July 20, 2022

Cue New Mothers: Breastfeed Infants — But for How Long? Cue New Mothers: Breastfeed Infants — But for How Long?

How long should mothers breastfeed their babies? The controversial question has cropped up again after the nation’s leading pediatrics group has issued new recommendations calling for […]
July 20, 2022

Which Balm Is Best for Childhood Eczema? Which Balm Is Best for Childhood Eczema?

Four common emollients — lotions, creams, gels, and ointments — are equally effective in treating childhood eczema, a randomized trial in the United Kingdom found. “Our […]
July 15, 2022

CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants

The potentially fatal parechovirus is now circulating in multiple states, causing fevers, seizures, and sepsis-like symptoms, including confusion and extreme pain, according to the CDC. Human […]
July 12, 2022

Children and COVID: Vaccination a Harder Sell in the Summer Children and COVID: Vaccination a Harder Sell in the Summer

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 vaccination effort in the youngest children has begun much more […]
July 11, 2022

Nightly Sleep Key to Successful Kindergarten Adjustment Nightly Sleep Key to Successful Kindergarten Adjustment

Children who regularly slept 10-plus hours per night, particularly just before starting kindergarten, transitioned more successfully to kindergarten than those with less regular sleeping patterns, an […]
July 8, 2022

Depression Screens Do Not Reduce Suicidal Acts in Teens: Study Depression Screens Do Not Reduce Suicidal Acts in Teens: Study

Screening adolescents for signs of depression does not reduce their emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or treatment for suicidal behaviors, according to research published on July 8 […]
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