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Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children

Credit: xiaphias/Wikipedia Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a sleep study; this can help determine whether their child has obstructive sleep apnea, which is often treated with surgery to remove the tonsils and …

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Racism a factor in asthma control for young African-American children

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows an association between African American parents/guardians who have experienced the chronic stress associated with exposure to racism and poor asthma control in their young children. “The …

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Off-label medication orders on the rise for children, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study. The findings highlight the need for more education, research and policies addressing effective, safe pediatric drug prescribing. The study, published in …

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Fewer children receiving care at family medicine practices

(HealthDay)—From 2009 to 2016, there was a decrease in the proportion of children seen at family physician (FP) practices, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Richard C. Wasserman, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and colleagues conducted a …

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Niger unveils measles vaccination plan for 4 million children

Illustration of the virus which causes measles. Credit: CDC/ Allison M. Maiuri, MPH, CHES Niger launched a campaign on Friday to vaccinate more than four million children against measles, one of the biggest causes of child mortality in the country, the health ministry said. The one-week nationwide vaccination programme aims …

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NZ children see more than 40 ads for unhealthy products each day

Research shows that New Zealand children are exposed to an average of 46 ads for unhealthy products every day. Credit: www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Unhealthy products—including junk food, alcohol and gambling—are leading causes of cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental illness and many social harms. In New Zealand, alcohol alone contributes to an …

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