Today's Health News

Prenatal Antiepileptic Rx Exposure Ups Risk for Behavioral Issues

Findings seen among Dutch children exposed to one of four common antiepileptic drugs in utero

Rotavirus Vaccination Tied to Lower Risk for T1DM in Children

No association seen for partial vaccination and incidence of type 1 diabetes

ADA: Teplizumab Can Delay T1DM Progression in Those at Risk

Median time to type 1 diabetes diagnosis 48.4 months with teplizumab and 24.4 months with placebo

Obesity During Teen Years Tied to Stiffening of Arteries

This adverse effect is further aggravated by an unfavorable metabolic profile

Study Confirms Teratogenicity of Valproic Acid, Topiramate

Eight specific types of major congenital malformations associated with prenatal exposure to valproic acid

Next-Gen Sequencing of CSF Improves Diagnosis of CNS Infections

Eight of 13 diagnoses made solely by metagenomic NGS had likely clinical effect, seven guided treatment

Approving Children’s Cancer Drugs Takes 6.5 Years Longer

Gap reflects time from first clinical trial in humans to the first trial in children

Exposure to Air Pollution May Impact Children’s Cognitive Abilities

Deficits seen in working memory, executive attention after prenatal, early childhood exposure

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value

Higher Levels of Exercise in Childhood Improve Heart Health

Better cardiovascular health indicators seen with engaging in higher levels of physical activity