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Influenza vaccination of children cuts hospitalization in half

Transmission electron micrograph of influenza A virus, late passage. Credit: CDC Fully vaccinating children reduced the risk of hospitalization for complications associated with influenza by 54%, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Michigan researchers. The research, published in the December, 2019 …

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Link found between maternal depression and atopic dermatitis in children

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a recent study published in the journal Dermatitis. AD is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease typically characterized by itch, pain, and sleep …

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New guidance issued for care of children with williams syndrome

(HealthDay)—In an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report, published online Jan. 21 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for the management of patients with Williams syndrome (WS). Colleen A. Morris, M.D., from the University of Nevada in Reno, and Stephen R. Braddock, M.D., from Saint Louis University, reviewed the current literature …

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New policy reduces anti-psychotic medications in foster children

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. “Youth in the United States foster …

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Psychology program for refugee children improves wellbeing

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A positive psychology program created by researchers at Queen Mary University of London focuses on promoting wellbeing in refugee children. It is unusual in that it focuses on promoting positive outcomes, rather than addressing war trauma exposure. This is the first positive psychology-based intervention to be …

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