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Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Countries?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950683

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. U. S The administration announced plans in late April to send 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to countries in need. But that won't be enough to help resolve the humanitarian crisis, he says. Spencer is just one of many voices in the public health realm pushing for more international ...

School-Based Asthma Program Improves Care for Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950672

May 5th, 2021 - Asthma care coordination for children can be improved through a school-based asthma program involving the child's school, their family, and clinicians, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, held virtually this year. "Partnerships among schools, families, and clinicians can be powerful agents to improve the recognitio...

Going Viral: Social Media May Be Increasing Cases of New-Onset Tics
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949882

May 5th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Kathrin LaFaver, MD: Hello. I'm Dr Kathrin LaFaver, a movement disorders specialist at Northwestern University here in Chicago. It is my great pleasure today to interview Dr Tamara Pringsheim on the topic of acute-onset explosive tic-like behaviors. Dr Pringsheim is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Pedia...

Majority of Parents Will Wait on Kids' COVID Vaccine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950697

May 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Three-quarters of parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 when the FDA gives the go-ahead for younger children, according to a new survey. Many said they'd wait a few months, but a full third said they don't plan to vaccinate their kids at all Gretchen Schaeffer's 14-year-old...

New Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guidelines Raise Questions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950200

May 5th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Robert D. Glatter, MD: Hi. I'm Dr Robert Glatter, medical advisor for Medscape Emergency Medicine. More than 20,000 pediatric cardiac arrests occur annually in the US, but the outcomes for about 7000 annual pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests have remained poor, with no significant improvement for decades in overall survival and neurologically ...

Telemedicine Is a Tool — Not a Replacement for a Doctor's Touch
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950667

May 5th, 2021 - Earlier in the pandemic it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments posed risks of coronavirus exposure. Insurers were forced — often for the first time — to reimburse for all sorts of virtual medical visits and generally at the same price as in-person consultations. By April 2020, one national study found, telemedicine visits already accounted f...

COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950711

May 5th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the prevalence of myopia by confining young children indoors, researchers say. Spending more time inside focused on computer screens appears to have most affected the eyesight of the youngest school children, said Xuehan Qian, MD, PhD, of Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in Tianjin, China. "We should be worried about the eye problems of COVID-19, ...

Nighttime Asthma Predicts Poor Outcomes in Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950658

May 5th, 2021 - Teens with persistent nocturnal asthma symptoms were significantly more likely than were those without nighttime asthma to report poor functional health independent of daytime asthma, based on data from 430 adolescents aged 12-16 years. Approximately half of children with severe asthma experience at least one night of inadequate sleep per week, and lost sleep among young children with asthma ha...

Ohio Surgeon Who Wrote His Own Colorful Obituary Dead at 48
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950540

May 4th, 2021 - The family of Ohio surgeon Thomas Lee Flanigan, 48, who died last week, made public the obituary he wrote himself, self-eulogizing his "shocking and unexpected, yet fabulous, exit." Flanigan, who referred to himself as the "Ginger God of Surgery and Shenanigans," wrote, "Yes, I have joined the likes of Princess Diana, John Belushi, and Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter in leaving while still at ...

Female Physicians More Likely Than Other Women to Delay Childbearing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950436

May 4th, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - Compared to women in the general public, female physicians in Canada are less likely to have children overall, less likely to have babies when they are in their twenties, and far more likely to delay childbearing until they are in their late thirties, a new study finds. An analysis of data from 5,328 female doctors and 26,640 non-physician women revealed that the physicians w...

Biden Wants 70% of the US Vaccinated by July 4
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950597

May 4th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden has announced new strategies for the national COVID-19 vaccination program as demand for vaccinations drops. He also set a new goal for getting shots into people's arms Pfizer and Moderna are developing adolescent vaccines. Health experts say vaccinating children is crucial t...

Pfizer Bets on COVID-19 Vaccine Demand for Years, Sees Sales of $26 Bln in 2021
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950462

May 4th, 2021 - (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Tuesday raised its forecast for 2021 COVID-19 vaccine sales by more than 70% to $26 billion and said demand from governments around the world trying to halt the pandemic could contribute to its growth for years to come. The company said it expects by the end of this month to file for full approval of the vaccine for people over the age of 16 in the United States, where...

Marijuana Vaping More Common Among Hispanic Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950571

May 4th, 2021 - Hispanic adolescents were more likely to use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana than were their Black and White counterparts in 2020, according to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers found that 25.6% of Hispanic students reported vaping marijuana, compared to 19.4% of Black students and 18.2% of White students. The...

Corticosteroid Bursts May Increase GI Bleeding, Sepsis Risk in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950567

May 4th, 2021 - Oral corticosteroid bursts are associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, and pneumonia during the month after treatment initiation, according to a nationwide cohort study of children in Taiwan. The adverse events are rare, and the risk attenuates in subsequent months, the analysis shows. Still, the study "provides evidence that corticosteroid bursts are not innocuo...

Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950587

May 4th, 2021 - Exercise giant Peloton has agreed to recall its popular and pricey treadmill after at least one child was killed after becoming caught underneath the machine's belt. Peloton has also agreed to recall its limited-edition Tread, after 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening and six reports of the screen detaching and falling off. No injuries have been reported for the Tread Among the 72 reports o...

FDA Set to OK Pfizer Vaccine in Younger Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950430

May 3rd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The FDA could expand the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to teens early next week, The New York Times and CNN reported, both citing unnamed officials familiar with the agency's plans. In late March, Pfizer submitted data to the FDA showing its mRNA vaccine was 100% effective at preventing COV...

Parental Attitudes to Kids' Sexual Orientation: Unexpected Findings
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950344

May 2nd, 2021 - For gay and lesbian individuals, consistency in parents' attitudes toward their child's sexual orientation, even when they are negative, is an important factor in positive mental health outcomes, new research shows. Matthew Verdun Study investigator Matthew Verdun, MS, a licensed marriage and family therapist and doctoral student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles, ...

CBD Oil for Epilepsy Linked to Early Onset of Puberty in 2-Year-Old
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950260

May 2nd, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers from the U.K. are reporting a case of early puberty in a 2-year-old boy who was given cannabidiol (CBD) oil his mother purchased online to help control epileptic seizures. The start of puberty before the age of 9 in boys (precocious puberty) is attributed to premature activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. Studies on the impact of CBD...

Latest Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950331

May 2nd, 2021 - Emollients don't prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in which parents slathered their babies with petrolatum, are particularly discouraging. Earlier studies had led researchers to hope this approach could stop not only AD but perhaps other related allergic conditions. Instead, the babies...

National Poll Shows 'Concerning' Impact of COVID on Americans' Mental Health
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950359

May 2nd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Concern and anxiety around COVID-19 remains high among Americans, with more people reporting mental health effects from the pandemic this year than last, and parents concerned about the mental health of their children, results of a new poll by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) show.   A...