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    Black box warning slows, but doesn’t stop, codeine for kids after tonsil removal

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Despite an FDA black box warning against prescribing children codeine following tonsil and adenoid removal, 1 in 20 children undergoing these surgeries continued to receive the opioid, a new study suggests. [...]

    Sport sampling in children tied to more exercise in adolescence

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Sport sampling in childhood may be associated with higher physical activity (PA) levels during adolescence, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Pediatrics. [...]

    Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical follow-ups

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In a study that looked at data over a 10-year period, York University researchers, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), found that more than two-thirds of youth a… [...]

    Toys that look identical aren’t identically safe, biomechanics experts say

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts, but new data from Virginia Tech suggests that the off-brand darts are two to three times more likely to cause eye injuries. [...]

    New study examines value of routine laboratory screenings for children entering foster care

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Routine laboratory screening recommended for children entering foster care carries high costs and questionable medical benefits. [...]

    Parents help shape how much pain preschoolers feel after vaccination

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories While vaccinations protect children against various illnesses, the pain can sometimes be too much to bear. It’s no wonder most children and parents dread their vaccination appointments. Now new research from York University’s OUCH Cohort at the Faculty… [...]

    Prenatal exposure to ADHD meds tied to neonatal morbidity

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Exposure to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of neonatal morbidity, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in Pediatrics. [...]

    Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54% lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study led by researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol… [...]

    Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, study suggests

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Obesity during pregnancy—independent of its health consequences such as diabetes—may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in JAMA Pediatrics. [...]

    Working to reduce brain injury in newborns

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Research-clinicians at Children’s National Health System led the first study to identify a promising treatment to reduce or prevent brain injury in newborns who have suffered hypoxia-ischemia, a serious complication in which restricted blood flow depri… [...]