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September 2019 Briefing – Pediatrics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pediatrics for September 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Washington State Bans Sale of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Washington has become the fourth state to ban flavored vaping products, joining Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, CBS News reports.

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Recommendations Updated for Management of Pediatric ADHD

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online Sept. 30 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented for the evaluation and management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Childhood Secondhand Smoke Tied to Later Atrial Fibrillation

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Childhood secondhand smoke exposure predicts an increased risk for adulthood atrial fibrillation (AF) after adjusting for other risk factors, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women undergoing vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) are more likely to have adverse maternal birth-related complications and perinatal outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in PLOS Medicine.

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2009 to 2017 Saw Pediatric Developmental Disability Increase

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Between 2009 and 2017, the prevalence of developmental disability increased among U.S. children aged 3 to 17 years, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Sports Specialization Ups Injury Risk, Especially in Girls

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sports specialization is associated with a greater volume of vigorous sports activity and increased risk of injury, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

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CDC: THC May Be to Blame for Most Vaping-Related Illnesses

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Products containing the marijuana chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) appear to be a main driver behind the hundreds of U.S. cases of serious respiratory illness related to vaping, health officials announced Friday.

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ASCO: More Than One in Five Millennials Use E-Cigarettes

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One in eight U.S. adults report using electronic cigarettes regularly, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2019 Cancer Opinions Survey.

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More Than 800 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Reported in 46 States

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has now climbed to 805 cases across 46 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In 2019, the average annual health insurance premium for workers increased slightly for single coverage and family coverage, according to a report published online Sept. 25 in Health Affairs.

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Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Early evidence suggests that diagnostic performance of deep learning models is equivalent to that of health care professionals for interpreting medical imaging, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in The Lancet Digital Health.

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Pediatric Heart Allocation Policy No Better for Waitlist Mortality

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The current pediatric heart allocation policy has increased congenital heart disease (CHD) status 1A representation but has not improved waitlist mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

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Step-Up Strategy May Differ in Black Children With Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In contrast to findings in black adolescents and adults, almost half of black children with poorly controlled asthma have a superior response to an increased dose of an inhaled glucocorticoid and almost half have a superior response to the addition of a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), according to a study published in the Sept. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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E-Cigarette Maker Juul Stops All Advertising, Replaces CEO

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amid a national outbreak of vaping-linked illnesses and deaths, vape device maker Juul Labs said Wednesday it is stopping all print, digital, and television advertising, and its CEO, Kevin Burns, is stepping down.

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ACOG Updates Guidance on OTC Contraception Access

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a Committee Opinion published in the October issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) presents recommendations for expanding over-the-counter access to hormonal contraception.

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Incidence of Hodgkin Lymphoma Up in Least Deprived Areas

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Individuals living in the most affluent areas of the United Kingdom seem to have an increased incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), according to a study published in the August issue of BMJ Open.

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CDC: Infant Outcomes Worst for Those Born in the Delta

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infants born in the Delta have the worst outcomes, according to the Sept. 25 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Teens Not Receiving Evidence-Based Treatment Options to Quit Smoking

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of evidence-based treatment for nicotine use disorder (NUD) is extremely limited among adolescents and young adults with Medicaid coverage, according to a research letter published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are still racial and ethnic disparities in mortality, and these disparities are widening for some age groups, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Vaping-Related Death in Kansas Brings National Total to Nine

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A 50-year-old man has become the second patient in Kansas to die from lung damage tied to electronic cigarette use. That brings the national total of deaths from this illness to nine, CNN reported.

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Girls Take Longer to Recover From Concussion Than Boys

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young female athletes take longer than young male athletes to recover from sports-related concussion (SRC), according to research published in the September issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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E-Cig Use Up in Young Adults, Stable or Down in Older Adults

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2014 to 2018, current and daily electronic cigarette use increased among U.S. young adults but declined or remained stable in older age groups, according to a research letter published online Sept. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most protected health information (PHI) breaches compromise sensitive demographic and/or financial information, according to a research letter published online Sept. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Women, Minorities Underrepresented in Cardiology Workforce

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Female physicians remain underrepresented in adult cardiology, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Cardiology.

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Polysomnographic Thresholds of Limited Use in Pediatric OSA

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Polysomnographic resolution of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and changes in polysomnographic severity of OSA in children account for a small but significant proportion of changes in symptoms and disease-specific quality of life, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in Pediatrics.

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Rate of Vaping Has Doubled Since 2017 Among U.S. Adolescents

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaping is increasing among adolescents, with significant increases seen from 2018 to 2019, according to a research letter published online Sept. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Pediatricians Can Play Role in Cutting Sugary Drink Intake

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pediatricians have a role to play in encouraging children and adolescents to reduce sugary drink consumption, according to a policy statement recently published in Pediatrics.

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Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Eighth Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A Missouri man in his 40s is the eighth person in the United States to die from complications of a lung injury tied to using electronic cigarettes, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported.

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CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 Across 38 States

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 530 cases across 38 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The proportion of diphtheria case-patients younger than 15 years of age decreased as diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) 3 coverage increased, according to a study published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Few Trauma Patients Assessed for Effects of PTSD, Acute Stress

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few trauma patients are assessed for or educated about the potential effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or acute stress disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Journal of Trauma Nursing.

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Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical education does not equip students to provide high-quality, effective nutrition care, according to a review published in the September issue of The Lancet Planetary Health.

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New York State Institutes Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using his executive powers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is banning flavored electronic cigarettes in the state.

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Anemia in Early Pregnancy May Harm Child Neurodevelopment

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Anemia diagnosed during the first 30 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and intellectual disability (ID), according to a study published online Sept. 18 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Diabetes Distress Common at Large Midwestern University

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a large university population, the prevalence of diabetes distress is high, and high diabetes distress levels are associated with lower diabetes quality of life (QOL) for both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Seventh Victim

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A 40-year-old California man is the seventh person to die from a severe respiratory illness brought on by using electronic cigarettes.

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Pharmaceutical Treatments for Opioid Abuse May Benefit Teens

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from the opioid treatment medications methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, according to a review published online Sept. 10 in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Men Less Knowledgeable About HPV, HPV Vaccination

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men are less knowledgeable than women about human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccination, and the correlation between HPV and cancer, according to a research letter published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Off-Label Ordering of Systemic Drugs Up for Children

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The rate of off-label ordering of systemic drugs has increased for children, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Pediatrics.

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Prenatal, Postnatal Exposures Tied to Blood Pressure in Children

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prenatal and postnatal exposure to chemicals, environment, and meteorological factors may impact blood pressure (BP) in children, according to a study published in the Sept. 10 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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No New U.S. Measles Cases Reported Last Week

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The measles outbreak that has spread throughout the United States may be winding down as no new cases were reported last week, health officials said Monday.

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New York State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using his executive powers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a ban on most flavored electronic cigarettes in the state.

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Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Affect Childhood Behavior

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Acetaminophen use in mid-to-late pregnancy may have an adverse effect on early childhood neurocognitive outcome, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

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Room for Improvement Found in HPV Vaccine Delivery Practices

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are areas for improvement for pediatricians and family physicians (FPs) in recommendation and delivery methods for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Pediatrics.

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FDA to Assess First Drug Meant to Prevent Peanut Allergy

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A panel of experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to weigh the pros and cons of what could be the first drug ever approved to prevent peanut allergy.

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Suicide Rates Increasing for Male, Female Youths in U.S.

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Suicide mortality rates increased from 1999 to 2017 among both male and female youths, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.

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Helmets Are Underutilized by Cyclists in the United States

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2002 to 2012, only 22 percent of bicyclists with head/neck injury in the United States wore helmets, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Brain Injury.

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Fewer Children Receiving Care at Family Medicine Practices

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2009 to 2016, there was a decrease in the proportion of children seen at family physician (FP) practices, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Nine States Now Have an Obesity Rate Above 35 Percent

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. states with adult obesity rates above 35 percent reached an all-time high of nine in 2018, according to the Trust for America’s Health, the nonprofit group behind the 16th annual “State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America” report.

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Allergy Immunotherapy May Decrease Asthma Progression

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is associated with a decreased risk for asthma progression, particularly in younger patients, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Allergy.

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More Time Spent on Social Media May Harm Teen Mental Health

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Increased time spent on social media is associated with an increased risk for internalizing problems among adolescents, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The eventual elimination of chemical testing on mammals was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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President Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As concern grows over hundreds of lung illnesses tied to vaping, the Trump administration on Wednesday said it would move to ban flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

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New Strain of S. pyogenes Causing Scarlet Fever in U.K.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new strain of Streptococcus pyogenes is causing scarlet fever, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Financial integration between physicians and hospitals raises patient spending but does not impact care quality, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Insulin Pump Therapy Use Has Increased Since 1995

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Insulin pump usage has increased since 1995, especially among patients aged younger than 15 years, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Diabetes Care.

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Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of Americans living in poverty declined in 2018, but the rate of those without health insurance increased, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.

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Herd Protection Against Oral HPV Infections Seen Among Men

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In unvaccinated men aged 18 to 59 years, the prevalence of vaccine-type oral human papillomavirus (HPV) decreased between 2009 to 2010 and 2015 to 2016, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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California Passes Laws to Reduce Fake Medical Exemptions for Vaccines

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bills to reduce fake medical exemptions for school children’s vaccinations were signed into law Monday by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

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AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans should not use electronic cigarettes while health officials investigate cases of severe lung illness that may be linked to the devices, according to a statement issued by Patrice A. Harris, M.D., president of the American Medical Association.

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1,125,000 Men/Boys Expected to Have Hemophilia Worldwide

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The expected number of patients with hemophilia worldwide is 1,125,000 male patients, with 418,000 severe cases, according to research published online Sept. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Female Early-Career, Midcareer Pediatricians Earn Less Than Male Peers

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Female pediatricians earn less than their male counterparts and take more responsibility for household tasks, according to two studies published online Sept. 10 in Pediatrics.

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FDA Warns Juul About Illegal Marketing Claims, Pitch to Youth

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A warning letter has been sent to Juul Labs Inc. about illegal claims that its electronic cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, including statements made in a presentation to students, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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Childhood Food Insecurity Tied to Poor Health Outcomes, Developmental Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Food insecurity is associated with fair or poor health and developmental risk but not with obesity, underweight, or stunting, among children aged <4 years, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Pediatrics.

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Sublingual Immunotherapy Safely Desensitizes Pediatric Peanut Allergies

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Extended peanut sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) demonstrates clinically significant desensitization in children with peanut allergies, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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U.S. College Students’ Marijuana Use Reaches 35-Year High

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana use by U.S. college students in 2018 was the highest in 35 years, researchers report.

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Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Among medical school matriculants, black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) students are underrepresented, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Network Open.

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Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sixty percent of U.S. physicians believe that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved access to care and insurance after five years of implementation, according to a report published in the September issue of Health Affairs.

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Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lab tests have found a chemical derived from vitamin E in samples of vaping products that have sickened people in 25 states.

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New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Ups Counter Vaccine Misinformation

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Educational pop-up windows will now appear on Facebook and Instagram when people search for vaccine-related content.

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Updated Recommendations, Levels of Care Categorized for Pediatric ICUs

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Three levels of care are recommended for pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients, according to a policy statement published online Sept. 4 in Pediatrics.

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Algorithm Based on Response, Biology Guides Neuroblastoma Tx

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of a response- and biology-based treatment algorithm for intermediate-risk neuroblastoma is associated with excellent survival and reduces treatment for some patients, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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California Bill Targets Doctors Who Sell Fake Vaccine Medical Exemptions

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A bill that targets doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations was passed Tuesday by California’s state Assembly.

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Second Possible Death Reported in U.S. From Vaping-Related Lung Illness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A second death in the United States from severe respiratory illness possibly associated with vaping is being investigated by health officials.

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Proximity to Outbreak May Affect Attitudes in Vaccine Doubters

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Individuals with low trust in government health institutions who live close to recent measles outbreaks are likely to have more positive attitudes toward vaccination than those living farther away, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in PLOS ONE.

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Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The frequency of circulating memory B cells (MBCs) specific for mumps is much lower than that of those specific for measles and rubella among healthy college-aged students who were vaccinated in childhood, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Autism Rates Up, Particularly Among Minority Children

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased significantly during the past 10 to 20 years and will continue to increase among all race and ethnicity groups in the coming years, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Officials Say New York City Measles Outbreak Over

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The New York City measles outbreak is over and the public health emergency that was declared on April 9 for parts of Brooklyn has ended, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

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Pediatric Flu Vaccine Guidelines Updated for 2019-20 Season

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a policy statement published online Sept. 2 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented regarding influenza vaccines for children, with no preference for any one product or formulation over another.

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Adolescent Oral Contraceptive Use Tied to Later Depression Risk

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is a long-term association between adolescent oral contraceptive (OC) use and depression risk in adulthood, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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