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Overweight Less Likely in Infants With More Sleep, Fewer Awakenings

Odds of infant overweight from 1 to 6 months lower with increase in nighttime sleep duration, decrease in number of waking bouts

Suicide Risk Up for Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Suicide risk significantly elevated for survivors alive beyond the age of 28 years; risk was lower for women than men

More Than Half of U.S. Infants Born in High-Volume Obstetric Hospitals

Yet, more than one-third of U.S. obstetric hospitals are low-volume with <500 births/year

PCPs Not Routinely Recommending Early Behavioral Treatment for ADHD

Only 11 percent of preschoolers with ADHD diagnosis or symptoms received referrals for parent training in behavior management

USPSTF Presents New Approach to Sex, Gender in Recommendations

Task force will use inclusive approach to identify issues related to sex, gender in guideline development; will use gender-neutral language

Quitting at Younger Age Cuts Most Smoking-Associated Cancer Mortality Risk

Starting to smoke at any age linked to increased cancer mortality rate ratio, with increased rate ratio for starting at younger age

BNT162b2 Effectively Prevents Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalization

Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine highly effective for preventing hospitalization among children aged 12 to 18 years

Michigan Data Show Routine Vaccinations Plummeted in Early Pandemic

Authors say catch-up vaccinations of doses missed throughout the pandemic needed to stem outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases

Pfizer Says Lower Dose of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Younger Children

Dose used in trial that included more than 2,200 children was 10 mcg, while the adult dose is 30 mcg

BNT162b2 Highly Effective Against Delta Variant in Teens

At seven to 21 days after second dose, estimated effectiveness was 90 percent against infection, 93 percent against symptomatic COVID-19