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Medically Speaking, 2022 Was the Best Year Yet for Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984793

Dec 5th, 2022 - Headlines from earlier in the fall were grim: Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, life expectancy in the United States has fallen for 2 years running. Last year, according to health officials, the average American newborn could hope to reach 76.1 years, down from 79 years in 2019. So far, so bad. But the headlines don't tell the full story, which is much less dire. In fact, 2022 is the best year i...

Pfizer Applies for FDA Authorization for Omicron-Retooled Vaccine Booster in Kids Under 5
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984977

Dec 5th, 2022 - (Reuters) -Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Monday they have submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization of their Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccine booster for children aged 6 months through 4 years. If authorized, children would receive the primary series consisting of two doses of the original Pfizer-BioNTech COVI...

Infant BCG Vaccine Protects Only Those Under Age 5 Years
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984995

Dec 5th, 2022 - Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccines are given to more than 100 million children every year, but there is considerable debate regarding the effectiveness of BCG vaccination in preventing tuberculosis and death, particularly among older children and adults. The most extensive study ever conducted on the efficacy of the BCG vaccine for protection against tuberculosis, stratified by age and his...

Higher BMI May Dampen Steroid Response in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984983

Dec 5th, 2022 - New research suggests that body mass index (BMI) may influence response to topical corticosteroid (tCS) therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The higher the patient's BMI level, the lower the individual's response to tCS therapy from a symptomatic, endoscopic, and histologic perspective, researchers observed in a retrospective study. Because there are few clinical predictors of response t...

ASH 2022: New Clinical Data Challenge Long-held Assumptions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984997

Dec 5th, 2022 - NEW ORLEANS — In addition to news on the latest in clinical care and drug development, some eyebrow-raising findings that challenge long-held but untested assumptions are promised from the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The conference starts in New Orleans on Saturday, but a sample of what is to come was given last week in a preview media briefing, moderated by Mikkael A....

Amgen Says Experimental Obesity Drug Has Promising Durability
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984965

Dec 5th, 2022 - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amgen Inc's experimental obesity drug demonstrated promising durability trends in an early trial, paving the way for a larger mid-stage study early next year, company officials said ahead of a data presentation on Saturday. The small Phase I trial found that patients maintained their weight loss for 70 days after receiving the highest tested dose of the injected drug, cu...

How Much Exercise Will It Take to Burn Off?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984791

Dec 2nd, 2022 - One of the least helpful but most pervasive misconceptions in weight management is that exercise is a primary driver of weight loss, which in turn leads to the unhealthy corollary that calories burned are the primary reason to exercise. Yoni Freedhoff, MD Perhaps it's consequent to that misperception that some have suggested that posting messages like how long you'd need to run to burn off this...

CDC to Expand Testing Wastewater for Polio; Book Reveals Faults in FDA Approvals; and Fewer Meals a Day Linked to Death
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984798

Dec 2nd, 2022 - CDC to Test Wastewater for Polio in MI, PA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expand wastewater testing for polioviruses to more communities in Philadelphia and Michigan. The new testing will take place in counties with "potentially low polio vaccination coverage" or places linked to the single case of paralytic polio discovered in Rockland County, New York, in July — the...

FDA Declines to Approve Y-mAbs's Pediatric Cancer Drug
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984894

Dec 2nd, 2022 - (Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator on Thursday declined to approve a treatment from Y-mAbs Therapeutics for a rare form of nerve cancer in pediatric patients, dragging the company's shares down 16% in extended trading. Y-mAbs said it is assessing the implications of the Food and Drug Administration's complete response letter (CRL) and the company's plans for the drug's development program. T...

Neurologic Symptoms Linked With Death in Pediatric Leukemia
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984925

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Neurologic manifestations such as headache, neuropathy, seizures, and cell infiltration are common in pediatric patients with acute leukemia and are associated with a higher mortality rate, according to a retrospective, analytic, longitudinal study carried out in Mexico. "Acute [lymphoblastic] leukemia occurs in one-third of children with cancer and is the most common type at this age," write t...

Landmark Trial on Arkansas Trans Youth Medical Ban Wraps Up
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984928

Dec 2nd, 2022 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody, who is considering whether to strike down the law after hearing nearly two weeks of testimony, didn't indicate when ...

Green Mediterranean Diet Lowers Visceral Adipose Tissue
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984931

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Visceral adipose tissue is significantly reduced with the green Mediterranean diet (MED), which consists of polyphenols and reduced red meat intake, according to a new analysis of the 18-month Dietary Intervention Randomized Controlled Trial Polyphenols Unprocessed (DIRECT-PLUS) trial. The new results indicate that the green Mediterranean diet lowered visceral fat by twice as much as the standa...

Pediatric Emergencies Associated With Unnecessary Testing: AAP
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984934

Dec 2nd, 2022 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning physicians and parents to be on the lookout for unnecessary diagnostic testing associated with several common pediatric conditions Children seen for the conditions in emergency settings and even in primary care offices could experience avoidable pain, exposure to harmful radiation, and other harms, according to the group. "The emergency dep...

Trending Clinical Topic: Weight Loss Drugs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984313

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  Excitement about "unprecedented" weight loss associated with tirzepatide, news about other injectable medications, and updated antiobesity recommendations resulte...

Reckitt Expects US Infant Formula Shortage Until Spring
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984838

Dec 2nd, 2022 - LONDON (Reuters) - The near year-long infant formula shortage in the United States that prompted the intervention of the White House is likely to "persist" until spring, according to Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of what is now the biggest brand in the market, Enfamil. Panicked parents had earlier this year emptied the baby formula aisles at supermarkets after former top U.S. manufacturer Abbott...

COVID Vax Prevents Death in Children Regardless of Variant
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984954

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 vaccines retained the ability to prevent deaths from COVID-19 in children and adolescents regardless of the dominant circulating variant, in a new study. The vaccine's effectiveness against infection in the short term has been established, as has the waning effectiveness of the vaccine ...

High Drug Costs Exclude Most Neurology Patients From Cutting-Edge Treatment
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984953

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Because of high out-of-pocket costs of new-to-market neurologic drugs that are of similar benefit as older agents, only a small percentage of patients with neurologic disorders have access to these cutting-edge medications, new research shows. "Our study of people with neurologic conditions found fewer than 20% were being treated with new medications," study author Brian C. Callaghan, MD, with ...

Workplace Stress May Lead to Obesity
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361383

Acute stress has been associated with diet and physical activity in some studies; however, the relationship between everyday stress and such behaviors is unclear. Researchers examine the associations between perceived stress, dietary behavior, physical activity, eating awareness, self-efficacy, and body mass index among healthy adults in the workplace.

Self-Reports vs. Examination-Based Heart Disease Risk Factors
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361379

Obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which accounts for about 20% of deaths in Washington State. For most states, self-reports from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System provide the primary source of information on these risk factors. This study compares prevalence estimates of self-reported obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol...

Experts Look to Shield Students From Cracks in Mental Health Care
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/102010

Dec 1st, 2022 - Experts discussed the obstacles to caring for young people with mental health problems as they transition from high school to college during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Children and Families on Wednesday. Witnesses pressed Congress to invest more in the treatments for first-episode psychosis and to increase education on more serious and ...