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Risk Behavior Screenings for Youth Infrequent in Hospital Settings

(Reuters Health) – Youth risk behavior screening rates are low in hospital, emergency department, and urgent care settings, a scoping review suggests. Researchers examined data from 46 studies that focused on risk behavior screening rates and intervention tools for assessing and treating youth aged 10 to 25 years. Most of the studies looked at emergency

Congrats! Henry Golding and Wife Liv Lo Welcome Their 1st Child

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Even in a pandemic, child vision tests are crucial

It’s critical for parents to maintain their children’s vision checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic, an expert says. “All children should have their eyes checked by their pediatrician at regular intervals, even if they don’t have any symptoms,” said Dr. Samantha Feldman, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. “Part of the reason

Child Vaccinations Likely Needed to Reach Herd Immunity

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States probably won’t reach herd immunity until children are vaccinated, Anthony Fauci, MD, said. “We don’t really know what that magical point of herd immunity is, but we do know that if we get the overwhelming population vaccinated, we’re

Parent, child well-being affected by schooling mode during COVID-19

Children not receiving in-person school instruction and their parents have worse mental, emotional, and physical health outcomes, according to research published in the March 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jorge V. Verlenden, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues examined differences in child

Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent Goes Into Labor With 1st Child

It’s all happening! Lala Kent went into labor with her first child with fiancé Randall Emmett on Sunday, March 14. Bump Album! See Pregnant Lala Kent Pregnancy Pics The producer, 49, shared a photo of the Vanderpump Rules alum, 30, being hooked up to IVs in the hospital via Instagram. She was pictured lying in

NIH Launches New Research on COVID-19 in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health has launched a new research initiative to better understand how COVID-19 affects children, particularly those with long-term effects of coronavirus infection. The CARING for Children with COVID program will study why some children face greater risks

USPSTF Finds Evidence Lacking for Child HTN Screening

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2020 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of screening children and adolescents for high blood pressure. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Nov. 10 issue of the Journal of

Improved safety for mother and child

Preeclampsia is a particularly dreaded pregnancy complication that threatens the lives of mother and child. A correct diagnosis, however, is currently time-consuming and, in many cases, inaccurate. The Empa spin-off “MOMM Diagnostics” is developing a fast and precise test that provides diagnostic certainty and at the same time saves healthcare costs. Nausea, swollen hands or

Family of 5! Jackson Rathbone Welcomes 3rd Child With Wife Sheila Hafsadi

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Assessing efforts to lower maternal and child mortality in Togo

Over the past decade, rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Togo have remained high despite global progress. Child mortality among children under five years old in the West African nation is attributed to diseases that are easy and cheap to prevent and treat, including malaria, acute lower respiratory infections, and diarrheal diseases.