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From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Antibodies ID’d in Neonates of Women Vaccinated Against COVID-19

All 36 neonates had high levels of anti-S IgG; in 34 of 36 neonates, levels exceeded 250 U/mL

Youth Online Risk Factors Tied to Suicide-Related Behaviors

Risk for each factor varies, but risk for severe suicide/self-harm alert is 70 times higher for youth with five or more online risk factors

HPV Vaccine Will Have Modest Impact on Oropharynx Cancer Incidence by 2045

However, reductions in oropharynx cancer incidence should be seen among young and middle-aged adults

Emergency Help for Suicide-Related Issues Up During Pandemic for Some Youth

Rates higher for female youth, those with no psychiatric history, and individuals with existing psychiatric diagnoses at time of encounter

More Than One-Third of Children Sleep Less Than Recommended

Children aged 4 months to 17 years with a regular bedtime are more likely to get enough sleep

Oxcarbazepine Tied to Nontrauma Fracture in Children Aged 4 to 13 With Epilepsy

Initiating oxcarbazepine, but not levetiracetam, linked to increased incidence rate ratio for nontrauma fracture

COVID-19 Does Not Seem to Impact Lung Function in Young People

No statistically significant deterioration in lung function seen following COVID-19, regardless of severity

Subjective Sleep Quality Worse for People With Migraine

Percentage of REM sleep lower for adults and children with migraine compared with controls; less total sleep time seen for pediatric patients

Overweight Children With Asthma Less Likely to Respond to Treatment

Higher body mass index tied to poor response to inhaled corticosteroids