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HealthDay News: Pediatrics

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report.
Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won't provide any long-term benefits for infants.
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.
Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

Key connections between brain networks seem to mature more slowly in young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.
Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report.
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health officials report.
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection

Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child's risk.
Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan

Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

 

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