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High-Dose Folic Acid During Pregnancy Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981769

Oct 3rd, 2022 - Prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid is associated with a greater than twofold increased risk for cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy, new data from a Scandinavian registry of more than 3 million pregnancies suggests. The increased risk for cancer did not change after considering other factors that could explain the risk, such as use of antiseizure medication (ASM). There was no in...

Schools Are Significant Sites of COVID Transmission
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981770

Oct 3rd, 2022 - The school setting is an important site of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, new data suggest. An analysis of surveillance data for almost 1000 exposures to SARS-CoV-2 found that students accounted for a higher proportion of infected individuals who caused onward transmission than did the public overall (46.2% vs 25%). “Our analysis suggests that younger age groups were deeply involved in the spread of ...

BREEZE-AD-PEDS: First Data for Baricitinib in Childhood Eczema
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981709

Sep 30th, 2022 - The oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor baricitinib appears to improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children aged 2 years and up, as indicated by data from the phase 3 BREEZE-AD-PEDS trial. After 16 weeks of treatment, the primary endpoint ― an Investigators Global Assessment (IGA) score of 0 or 1 with at least a 2-point improvement from baseline ― was met by 41.7% of patients given 2 mg...

Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981726

Sep 30th, 2022 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Enterovirus infection appears to be strongly linked to both type 1 diabetes and islet cell autoantibodies, new research suggests. The strength of the relationship, particularly within the first month of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, "further supports the rationale for development of enterovirus-targeted vaccines and antiviral therapy to prevent and reduce the impact of type 1 d...

Private Sector Pledges $8 Billion to Battle US Hunger
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981545

Sep 29th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced $8 billion in new private sector spending to fight hunger, including hundreds of millions of dollars for meals, after lawmakers failed to further extend pandemic-era nutrition supports like universal school meals and increased aid to food banks. The pledges were announced as part of a White House summit on Hunger, Nutrition a...

Physiatrist Group Issues First Guidelines for Long COVID in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981646

Sep 29th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape's Long COVID Resource Center. Working with physicians from multiple specialties, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has issued the first set of guidelines related to the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients with long COVID. The physiatrist organization also issued separate guidanc...

Polio in 2022: Some Concerns but Vaccine Still Works
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981252

Sep 28th, 2022 - Who would have thought we would need to refresh our knowledge on polio virus in 2022? Fate seems cruel to add this concern on the heels of SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox, abnormal seasons for RSV, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) linked to enteroviruses, and a summer of parechovirus causing infant meningitis. But confirmation that indeed an adult had polio with paralytic disease raises concerns among public...

Nigeria's Northwest Faces Worsening Malnutrition: MSF
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981499

Sep 28th, 2022 - LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria faces worsening malnutrition in the northwest due to insecurity, high food prices and the impact of climate change, Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) said on Tuesday, calling for the region to be included in United Nations funding plans next year. Gunmen have terrorised the northwest, killing and kidnapping people for ransom this year. Africa's most populous nation is alr...

Study Identifies Skin Biomarkers That Predict Newborn Eczema Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981572

Sep 28th, 2022 - It might be possible to develop a simple test to identify newborn children who are at risk of later developing atopic dermatitis (AD), according to findings from a Danish prospective birth cohort study. In the study, the Barrier Dysfunction in Atopic Newborns Study (BABY), several biomarkers were found in the skin cells of newborns that were predictive not only for having AD but also for having...

COVID Pandemic Associated With Anorexia in Canadian Youth
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981584

Sep 28th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with the development of anorexia nervosa in Canadian children and adolescents, data suggest. Preliminary results of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program (CPSP) indicate that the pandemic has been a precipitating factor in the development of anorexia nervosa in almost half of children and adolescents studied. The pandemic also has precipitated ho...

Few Places Have More Medical Debt Than Dallas-Fort Worth, but Hospitals There Are Thriving
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981604

Sep 28th, 2022 - Almost everything about the opening of the 2019 Prosper High School Eagles' football season was big. The game in this Dallas-Fort Worth suburb began with fireworks and a four-airplane flyover. A trained eagle soared over the field. And some 12,000 fans filled the team's new stadium, a $53 million colossus with the largest video screen of any high school venue in Texas. Atop the stadium was also...

Does COVID-19 Cause Type 1 Diabetes in Kids? Time Will Tell
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981481

Sep 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. STOCKHOLM, Sweden — It remains inconclusive whether SARS-CoV-2 infection predisposes children and adolescents to a higher risk of type 1 diabetes. Data from two new studies presented last week, and a research letter just published, add to the growing body of knowledge on the subject, but still c...

Allergies Develop in Clusters, Have Predictable Trajectories, and Are Set by Adolescence
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981497

Sep 27th, 2022 - Allergic trajectories occur in clusters, are affected by early life, genetics, and clinical traits, and don't change much after 18 years of age, a new study from Europe reports. "Seven robust allergic clusters were identified and showed associations with early life and genetic factors as well as clinical characteristics," lead study author Anna Kilanowski, MSc, of the German Research Center for...

Me, My Spouse, and COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981534

Sep 27th, 2022 - I watched you in the garage, with your wipes and your mask, your gloves and bottles of sprays and potions. I admired your fealty to CNN's Dr Sanjay Gupta as he demonstrated the proper technique for disinfecting groceries. I watched sterile protocol being broken and quietly closed the garage door. Dr Alison Heru I listened to your descriptions of the agility of the virus with each exhalation of ...

Unconventional Wisdom: Major Depression Tied to Childhood Trauma Is Treatable
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981478

Sep 27th, 2022 - Despite a higher symptom burden, patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and a history of childhood trauma (CT) can achieve significant recovery following treatment with a combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, new research suggests. Results from a meta-analysis of 29 studies from 1966 to 2019, which included almost 7000 adults with MDD, showed that more than 60% reported a his...

The COVID-19 Booster's Public Relations Problem
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981491

Sep 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. With the rollout this month of a new coronavirus booster, U.S. public health leaders once more face the challenge of persuading Americans that they should roll up their sleeves and get another, possibly better, shot targeted at the omicron strain. This has become tougher with each successive vac...

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981489

Sep 27th, 2022 - Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states began to ban or severely limit abortion. "I'm definitely not ready to be pregnant," said Abreu, who had Nexplanon —...

CDC Report Reveals Decline in Pediatric Vaccinations -- What Does This Mean for Flu?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/980526

Sep 26th, 2022 - Over the course of the pandemic, flu case rates have been strikingly low, likely caused by people wearing masks and social distancing. However, as we remained indoors, an unforeseeable consequence occurred: childhood vaccination rates declined and routine visits to the pediatrician also fell in tandem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccination rates for kind...

Moderna, Pfizer Seek Authorization for Children's Boosters
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981430

Sep 26th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, the two biggest COVID vaccine makers for the United States, are both seeking emergency authorization from the FDA for bivalent vaccine boosters for children. Pfizer's booster would be for children 5 to 11 who have completed a primary vaccination series, the company s...

Getting Friendly With Patients? Be Wary of Risks
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981304

Sep 23rd, 2022 - The scene might go like this: Through the course of treating a patient, casual chitchat leads to the realization that you and the patient share a love of tennis and have similar skill levels. Soon you’re playing regularly, enjoying both the game and the camaraderie. Before long, you’re more than doctor-patient. You’re friends. This scene is not all that uncommon, but it does present dilemmas. M...