Today's Health News

Early Brain MRI Phenotypes of Autism Tied to Familial ASD Traits

Greater levels of proband ASD traits correlated with distinctive brain MRI findings in younger siblings who later develop ASD

Airway Injuries Severe Consequence of Button Battery Ingestion

Tracheoesophageal fistulae and vocal cord paralyses are most common airway sequelae; vocal cord paralysis occurs after shorter exposure

Drug Therapy for Peds Psych Disorders, Later SUD Risk Examined

Majority of studies showed reduced risk for developing substance use disorder with pharmacotherapy for childhood-onset psychiatric disorders

Survey IDs Challenges of Health Care Environmental Hygiene

50 of 51 health care facilities surveyed lacking in some or all of the five components of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene strategy

Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Feasible for Pneumonia Diagnosis in Primary Care

Short training program appears sufficient and little time is needed to perform the scan in practice

Breastfeeding Duration Has Modest Effect on Child’s Cognition

Effect remains when adjusting for socioeconomic factors, maternal cognition

Seizure-Related Emergency Visits Dropped in Early Pandemic Period

Seizure-related visits increased to almost prepandemic levels for all age groups by end of 2020, except among those aged 0 to 9 years

Inappropriate Outpatient Antibiotic Rx Common for Children

Inappropriate prescriptions linked to increased risk for adverse drug events, increased health care expenditures

More Shipments of Baby Formula Heading to Store Shelves Soon

Abbott Nutrition leadership apologized on Wednesday for the company's role in a nationwide shortage of infant formula

Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4

FDA is also talking with foreign formula manufacturers and suppliers about bringing their products to the United States