Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

50 Percent of Children Aged 2 to 5 Years Fear Doctor Visits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Half of parents report that their children aged 2 to 5 years are afraid of going to the doctor, according to survey results published in the Oct. 15 Mott Poll Report.

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Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sub-concussive head impacts suffered over the course of a single season of youth tackle football may not be associated with neurocognitive functional outcomes, according to a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient for assessing the balance of harms and benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and pregnant women. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Oct. 30.

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Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in Gut.

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Erectile Dysfunction Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) is 29 percent among male childhood cancer survivors (CCS), according to a research letter published online Oct. 4 in JAMA Oncology.

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AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced a new $15 million competitive grant initiative, the “Reimagining Residency” initiative, aimed at improving residency training.

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Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Language Delay

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Prenatal exposure to phthalates is associated with language delay in children, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Mortality Among Young People Declined From 1999 to 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Mortality rates for infants and youths generally declined in the United States from 1999 to 2015, though they remain higher than rates in Canada and England/Wales, with especially high rates among black and American Indian/Alaskan Native youth, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — From May 20 to Oct. 13, 2018, low levels of influenza activity were reported in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After the passage of Senate Bill 277 (SB277) in California, which eliminated nonmedical vaccine exemptions for school entry, health officers and immunization staff reported concerns including an increase in medical exemptions, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in Pediatrics.

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Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals, data reveal discrepancies in information provided to patients regarding medical records release processes as well as noncompliance with state and federal regulations, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in JAMA Network Open.

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Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women in states with paid family leave (PFL) policies have a modestly greater likelihood of exclusively breastfeeding at six months, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have increased odds of overweight/obesity compared with general population controls after adjustment for child co-occurring conditions, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Prior-Season Vaccination Does Not Curb Flu Shot Effectiveness

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Prior-season vaccination is not associated with reduced vaccine effectiveness (VE) among children aged 2 to 17 years, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overall, cancer survival among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) has consistently exceeded that of other age groups except during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a study published Oct. 15 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations, according to a proposal announced Oct. 25 by the Trump administration.

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No Drop Seen in CT Use for Pediatric Head Trauma

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Computed tomography (CT) neuroimaging did not decrease from 2007 to 2015 among pediatric patients evaluated in the emergency department for head injury, according to a study published in the October issue of Pediatrics.

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Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — HIV-exposed infants have high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection, and in utero HIV infection seems to be a major risk factor for cCMV, according to a study published in the October issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

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Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The impact of alternative payment models (APMs) on physician practices has been described in a study published by the RAND Corp. and the American Medical Association.

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Nearly Half of Children Seen in ED for Bronchiolitis Get Radiography

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite guideline recommendations to the contrary, nearly half of children seen in the emergency department for bronchiolitis receive radiography, according to a research letter published online Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In 2013, 9.8 per 100 people were treated in the hospital for a non-fatal injury, with costs estimated at $1.853 trillion, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Injury Epidemiology.

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7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New Jersey health officials on Wednesday confirmed the deaths of seven children after infection with an adenovirus.

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FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in nearly two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of antiviral influenza drug.

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Myo-Inositol Does Not Reduce Retinopathy of Prematurity

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with myo-inositol for up to 10 weeks does not reduce the risk for type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) or death versus placebo for premature infants younger than 28 weeks of gestational age, according to a study published in the Oct. 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — From 2005 through 2014, an estimated 14,178 metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) procedures were performed among pediatric patients aged 20 years and younger with severe obesity, according to a research letter published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Arthritis in Adulthood Linked to Childhood Maltreatment

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of arthritis is higher among adults who experience severe and/or frequent childhood maltreatment, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in Arthritis Care & Research.

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White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A plan to allow small businesses to use tax-free accounts to provide health coverage for employees was announced today by the Trump administration.

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Kids’ Sport Participation Tied to Higher Bone Mass in Young Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children who are consistent sport participators have greater bone mineral content (BMC) at age 20 years, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Family-centered pediatric advance care planning (FACE pACP) is associated with a lower likelihood of symptoms and suffering for adolescents with HIV, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in Pediatrics.

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Strong Link for Peds Obesity, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High childhood body mass index (BMI) is strongly correlated with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), according to a study published online Oct. 22 in Pediatrics.

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Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines have been updated to support the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood, according to a clinical report published online Oct. 22 in Pediatrics.

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Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adolescents and young adults are increasingly using electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products such as pod-based systems but have misperceptions and lack of knowledge about these products, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in JAMA Network Open.

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CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overall vaccination coverage is high among the nation’s kindergarten students, according to research published in the Oct. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There is considerable variability in the geographic availability of antibiotics, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in PLOS ONE.

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Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of the European Respiratory Journal.

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HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Implementation of a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Canada did not lead to an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescent girls, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A novel prognostic tool can be used to accurately identify adolescents at risk for initiating cigarette smoking, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in Pediatrics.

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Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Interoperability of health care information technology (IT) must be improved to facilitate creation of a fully integrated health care system that can improve health and health care at lower cost, according to a report published by the National Academy of Medicine.

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Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Limited evidence is available for over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for nasal symptoms of the common cold, according to a report published online Oct. 10 in The BMJ.

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Maternal Trauma Associated With Low Male Infant Birthweight

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Higher lifetime trauma among women is associated with decreased birthweight among male offspring, according to a study published Sept. 6 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of people sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken products now stands at 92 people in 29 states, U.S. health officials said today.

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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada today, and while many welcome the move, others have serious concerns.

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Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Administering influenza vaccines through pharmacies in addition to traditional locations can increase vaccination coverage in the event of an epidemic, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in Vaccine.

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Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A jugular vein compression collar can prevent white matter alterations associated with head impact exposure among female high school soccer players, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Annual lung cancer mortality was 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the United States in 2013, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Cancer Prevention Research.

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Recommendations Developed to Verify NGT Placement in Children

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Recommendations on best practices for nasogastric tube (NGT) placement and verification in pediatric patients have been developed. The best practice recommendations were published online Sept. 6 in Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

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CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children.

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Change in Shelter Eligibility Policy Tied to More ED Visits

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A policy change to Massachusetts’ shelter eligibility was tied to increased pediatric emergency department visits for homelessness and substantial health care costs, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in Pediatrics.

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β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Maternal use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with a large increase in the risk for overall or cardiac congenital malformations, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Overall, vaccine coverage for children aged 19 to 35 months remained high and stable from 2013 to 2017; however, a small, but growing number of children received no vaccinations, according to research published in the Oct. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

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Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Age, sex, and family factors play a role in the persistence of post-concussion symptoms (PCSs) one year after injury, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in Pediatrics.

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15- and 18-Month, 4-Year Well-Child Visits Most Often Missed

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Well-child visits (WCVs) at 15 months, 18 months, and four years are the most commonly missed among children of low-income families, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Pediatrics.

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Violent Video Games Tied to Physical Aggression

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Playing violent video games is associated with subsequent increases in physical aggression, according to research published online Oct. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Eye trauma as a secondary admission diagnosis is increasing, largely because of an increased incidence of falls in older individuals, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with past and current heart conditions have more special health care needs compared with children without heart conditions, according to research published in the Sept. 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nine recent cases of a rare, polio-like disorder in children are being investigated in Illinois, health officials said yesterday.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adolescents with severe obesity achieve substantial and sustainable weight loss with sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and gastric bypass procedures but not with gastric banding, according to a study published in the September issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

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Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For live-born infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and d-transposition of the great arteries (TGA), Hispanic ethnicity is associated with poor outcome, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For infants with uncomplicated, late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteremia, a shortened intravenous (IV) course of antibiotic therapy is sometimes prescribed and is associated with low rates of disease recurrence and treatment failure, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in Pediatrics.

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Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

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Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections (RI) for children attending day care centers (DCCs), according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Pediatrics.

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Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence, according to a study published in the Oct. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For nulliparous women receiving neuraxial analgesia, the timing of second-stage pushing does not impact the rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases, including 20 in Pasadena and nine in downtown Los Angeles, public health officials say.

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Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A rare, polio-like condition in children is on the rise again in the United States, with 38 confirmed cases in 16 states so far this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen can reduce the risk for febrile seizure (FS) recurrence during the same fever episode among infants and children, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Pediatrics.

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Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

TUESDAY, Oct. 9 2018 (HealthDay News) — Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity, including microaggressions and bias on a daily basis, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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Best Practices for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Updated

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Best practices have been updated for screening and managing congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency. The updated Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline was published online Sept. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 million kilograms) of beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 57 people in 16 states. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Industry employees are often involved in the design, conduct, and reporting of industry-funded trials in high-impact journals, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in The BMJ.

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More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 14 million additional 11- to 12-year-olds need to be vaccinated to reach the American Cancer Society goal of 80 percent of adolescents being up to date (UTD) with the human papillomavirus vaccination (HPVV) by their 13th birthday by 2026, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in Cancer.

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Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) presenting to the emergency department have increased rates of inpatient admission and mortality and higher emergency department charges than those without CHD, according to a study published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Just over three-quarters of health care personnel received a flu vaccine last season, according to research published in the Sept. 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical residents should start budgeting and save for the future, according to an article published in the American Medical Association AMA Wire.

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Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle-Age Lung Function

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Profiles of childhood respiratory risk factors predict middle-age lung function levels and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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FDA Seizes Documents From E-Cigarette Maker JUUL

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Thousands of pages of documents were seized from the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) maker JUUL by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during a surprise inspection last week as part of the agency’s investigation into the company’s marketing practices.

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JUUL Laboratories Have Largest Market Share of E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — From 2016 to 2017, sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by JUUL Laboratories increased 641 percent, with their sales comprising 29 percent of total e-cigarette sales by December 2017, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to Gravel Ridge Farms cage-free large eggs has grown, and consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell the eggs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers’ Breathing Problems

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Red tide may be the reason why some beachgoers on Florida’s Atlantic coast have suffered breathing problems, according to Palm Beach County officials.

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Breastfeeding Inversely Linked to Infant BMI Z Score

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breastfeeding is inversely associated with body mass index z scores (BMIzs) measured at 12 months, and the association is attenuated with formula supplementation by six months, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Pediatrics.

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High HbA1c After T1DM Diagnosis Predicts Psychiatric Comorbidity

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High average glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels during the first two years after type 1 diabetes onset predict higher risk for psychiatric diagnoses, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the first quarter of 2018, the uninsured rate was 8.8 percent, not significantly different from a year earlier, according to a report released Aug. 29 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite dietary recommendations, soft drinks make up about one-fifth of total beverage consumption by U.S. youth, according to a September data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite large health policy changes, the distribution of spending across service areas has remained fairly consistent over the past 10 years for those enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance, according to a study published in the October issue of Health Affairs.

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Global Cognition Up for Youth Meeting Movement Guidelines

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Meeting recommendations on adequate sleep time and physical activity and limiting recreational screen time are associated with superior global cognition among children, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In preparing to interview to hire a new physician, practices must understand their own cultures, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of health data breaches has steadily increased since 2010, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Insufficient Sleep Tied to Unsafe Behaviors in High School Students

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For high school students, sleeping less than eight hours on an average school night is associated with increased odds of selected unsafe behaviors, according to a research letter published online Oct. 1 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Risk of Relapse Up for Teens, Young Adults With Leukemia

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adolescents and young adults (AYA; aged 15 to 39 years) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased risk of on-therapy relapse and relapse after completing therapy compared with children with ALL, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Curtains surrounding patient beds become progressively contaminated with bacteria, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Mental Health Disparities ID’d Among Students of Color

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — College students of color have lower mental health-related treatment use relative to white students, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — From 2016 to 2017, there was an increase in the number of uninsured non-elderly Americans, according to a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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