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Children and COVID: Vaccination off to slow start for the newly eligible
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/255832/covid-19-updates/children-and-covid-vaccination-slow-start-newly-eligible
Richard Franki

Jun 28th, 2022 - New cases of COVID-19 continue to drop among children, but the vaccination effort in those under age 5 years began with something less than a bang. Data are available only for the first 2 weekdays after the final approval on Saturday, June 18, but they show that just 1,245 children aged 4 years and younger received the COVID vaccine on June 20 and June 21.

Suicide risk rises for cyberbullying victims
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/255825/mental-health/suicide-risk-rises-cyberbullying-victims
Heidi Splete

Jun 28th, 2022 - Experiencing cyberbullying as a victim was a significant risk factor for suicidality in early adolescents aged 10-13 years, based on data from more than 10,000 individuals. Adolescent suicidality, defined as suicidal ideation or suicide attempts, remains a major public health issue, Shay Arnon, MA, of Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel, and colleagues wrote.

Chronic Retiform Purpura of the Abdomen and Thighs: A Fatal Case of Intravascular Large Cell Lymphoma
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/255804/dermatopathology/chronic-retiform-purpura-abdomen-and-thighs-fatal-case
Nelson Ugwu, MD, Nour Kibbi, MD et. al.

Jun 28th, 2022 - To the Editor: Intravascular large cell lymphoma (ILCL) is a rare B-cell lymphoma that is defined by the presence of large neoplastic B cells in the lumen of blood vessels. 1 At least 3 variants of ILCL have been described based on case reports and a small case series: classic, cutaneous, and hemophagocytic.

Monkeypox and COVID: Public Health Has to Increase Trust
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976081

Jun 28th, 2022 - As a long-standing HIV doctor (where we use harm reduction messaging as a matter of course), I have watched with interest the excellent messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on monkeypox and contrasted that with the "abstinence only" messaging that occurred with COVID-19. Harm reduction messaging — which incorporates the needs of individuals while working to minimize...

Low-protein Nordic diet promotes healthy eating in infants
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/255766/pediatrics/low-protein-nordic-diet-promotes-healthy-eating-infants
MDedge Family Medicine; Heidi Splete

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infants who were introduced to a low-protein diet – high in fruit, vegetables, and roots – ate more fruits and vegetables at 12 and 18 months of age, compared with those who ate a conventional diet, in a new study. The “Nordic diet” has shown health benefits in children and adults, but has not been studied in infants, said Ulrica Johansson, MD, of Umeå (Sweden) University, in a presentation on.

Psychiatry Case Challenge: Alarming Behavior in a 26-Year-Old Soldier and Father of Three
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/975750

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills using the following patient scenario and corresponding questions. If you have a case that you would like to suggest for a future Case Challenge, please ...

Rhabdomyosarcoma Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults Worse Than in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976148

Jun 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New data from rhabdomyosarcoma patients confirm poorer outcomes in adolescents and young adults compared with those in children, despite similar treatment, suggesting that a "tailored and intensive" treatment strategy might be warranted in adolescents and young adults, researchers say. While rare, rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in children an...

When Do Cancer Cases Become a Cancer Cluster?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976247

Jun 27th, 2022 - In mid-April, news outlets began reporting a possible cancer cluster linked to a high school in New Jersey. More than 100 former students and staff had been diagnosed with brain tumors over a 30-year period, leaving some local residents calling for an investigation. Just weeks later, another cancer cluster warning hit the news. A former Philadelphia Phillies baseball pitcher had died of brain c...

Better Breast Support Lessens ACL Risk in Female Athletes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976266

Jun 27th, 2022 - SAN DIEGO — Greater breast support was associated with reduction in impact factors contributing to traumatic knee injuries including ACL rupture, based on data from 14 female college athletes. "We know that female athletes have a higher risk of ACL injury compared to males in the same sport, with the highest risk between ages 15 and 18," Hailey Fong, MS, a PhD student at the University of Memph...

Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976255

Jun 27th, 2022 - The House passed the Senate's bipartisan gun bill on Friday and sent it to President Joe Biden to sign into law, marking the most wide-ranging gun violence legislation in nearly 30 years, according to The Associated Press. With a 234-193 vote, the approval fell mostly along party lines with support from every Democrat and 14 Republicans. Speaker Nancy Pelosi underscored the significance of the ...

Low-Protein Nordic Diet Promotes Healthy Eating in Infants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976272

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infants who were introduced to a low-protein diet – high in fruit, vegetables, and roots – ate more fruits and vegetables at 12 and 18 months of age, compared with those who ate a conventional diet, in a new study. The "Nordic diet" has shown health benefits in children and adults, but has not been studied in infants, said Ulrica Johansson, MD, of Umeå (Sweden) University, in a presentation on ...

Fit Kids More Likely to Stay Mentally Sharp With Age
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976269

Jun 27th, 2022 - You know physical activity helps kids build strong muscles and bones, and lowers the risk of things like heart disease and diabetes later in life. Now researchers from Australia reveal another reason to encourage your child to move: It may help them stay mentally sharp for decades. A new study followed 1,200 people for 30 years and revealed a link between childhood fitness and cognitive perform...

After COVID-19, Kids Have More Symptoms but Less Anxiety
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976199

Jun 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Persistent health problems were only slightly more common in children after COVID-19 than in similarly-aged kids who avoided the virus, researchers from Denmark reported in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Anxiety levels, however, were higher in children who never had COVID-19, the researchers also found. They said 40% of infants and toddlers with COVID-19 and 27% of their unin...

Jury Out on Low-FODMAP Diet for Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976203

Jun 27th, 2022 - There is scarce evidence to support the use of a FODMAP-lowering diet for children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and there is no evidence to recommend its use for other gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and complaints in children, according to a position paper from the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). A low-FODMAP (fermentable oligosacchari...

More Reflux After Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Gastric Bypass at 10 Years
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976206

Jun 27th, 2022 - Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) each led to good and sustainable weight loss 10 years later, although reflux was more prevalent after SG, according to the Sleeve vs Bypass (SLEEVEPASS) randomized clinical trial. At 10 years, there were no statistically significant between-procedure differences in type 2 diabetes remission, dyslipidemia, or obstructive sleep apnea, bu...

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Adolescent Suicide Screening
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976214

Jun 27th, 2022 - June 24, 2022 — With suicide rates among young people rising in recent years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending adolescents 12 and up be screened for suicide risk as a part of regular preventive care. The group recently added the recommendation on screening for suicide risk to its depression screening guidelines. Health care providers are urged to ask their young patients a...

Ob/Gyns on the Day That Roe v. Wade Was Overturned
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976239

Jun 27th, 2022 - "I'm happy to contribute, but can you keep it anonymous? It's a safety concern for me." On the day that the Supreme Court of the United States voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, I reached out to ob/gyns across the country, wanting to hear their reactions. My own response, like that of many doctors and women, was a visceral mix of anger, fear, and grief. I could only begin to imagine what the rea...

Visceral Adiposity, Bone Density Show Significant Linkage
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976232

Jun 27th, 2022 - Researchers published the study covered in this summary on researchsquare.com as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways The Visceral Adiposity Index (VAI), which reflects fat distribution and visceral fat metabolism, significantly, positively associated with lumbar bone mineral density (BMD), may help in the prediction, early screening, and evaluation of osteoporosis. Why...

Will Mental Health Elements of Gun Law Prevent Mass Shootings?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976260

Jun 27th, 2022 - On June 25, President Joe Biden signed into law the most extensive gun safety legislation in decades. Coming after a rash of mass shootings this year, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act expands background checks for gun purchasers younger than 21 years and stiffens penalties against so-called straw purchasers, who buy a gun and sell it to someone who is not authorized to own it. The measure i...

Pandemic Stress Tied to Increased Headache Burden in Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976281

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Contrary to previous research findings, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has been linked to an increased headache burden in teens. Investigators found factors contributing to headache for preteens and teens during the pandemic included increased screen time for online learning, depression, an...