These results indicate an association between adolescent engagement in digital media activities and subsequent ADHD symptoms.
According to the AAP, improvements to the current regulatory process for food additives are "urgently needed" as recent studies suggest many of these chemicals have been linked to endocrine system disruption and other adverse health effects.
The ASK Day campaign urges parents to ask if there is a gun in the home their child will be going to, and if there is, to ask how the gun is stored.
Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children, parents, caregivers, school personnel, and the public.
The USPSTF does not have the needed evidence to guide primary care clinicians in preventing child maltreatment before it occurs in children who do not show signs of abuse or neglect.
Belgium and the Netherlands currently allow variations on pediatric euthanasia, stoking the worldwide debate surrounding the practice.
Researchers present recommendations to increase cooperation between pediatricians and public health professionals in order to ensure optimal health for children.
The AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases released recommendations regarding influenza, influenza immunization, and influenza treatment for the 2017-2018 season.
A brief cognitive behavioral therapy program is cost-effective for adolescents with depression who declined or stopped using antidepressants.
The USPSTF has updated the 2004 recommendations for screening of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents.
The FDA has issued a new safety communication requiring that changes be made to the labeling of prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone.
Improving rates of safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics could help reduce sleep-related infant mortality.
Findings indicate recent progress in reducing the prevalence of severe obesity among young children in the United States.
Girls sexually abused in childhood experience more urinary and genital health problems, even years after the abuse.
A CDC National Center for Health Statistics report provides recent state-level data that can inform efforts to lessen state and race-specific infant mortality rates.
Researchers identified 5 nonmedical themes that affect the decision to implement predictive genetic testing for psychiatric conditions.
Initiatives are needed to improve the health and well-being of children of migrant workers worldwide.
Adolescent marijuana prevalence would be at or near record highs if cigarette use had not declined since 2005 and the perceived risk of marijuana is associated with its use.
Vaccine exemption rates decreased and vaccine coverage increased for vaccines required for school entrance.
Birth weights decreased among infants born in Flint, Michigan, after the city's shift to the Flint River for its tap water source.
Implementing state newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease decreased infant cardiac deaths.
Determining whether or not an individual is a minor can be difficult when reliable documentation is lacking.
The recommendations include development of public policy, supporting legislation, and policies to help victims of human trafficking.
Clinician suspicion had a minimal ability to differentiate children with and without Lyme disease.
Incentive-based approaches may not improve daily adherence to a single behavioral process in adolescents.
The investigation led to substantially decreased codeine prescribing to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.
Children with at least 1 foreign-born parent were less likely to be up-to-date on immunizations than children with 2 US-born parents.
Although pediatricians have been introduced to the new guidelines, many are not putting them into practice.
Public health policies related to tobacco smoke legislation are associated with benefits to child health.
Decisions about interventions for end-of-life care in a pediatric setting can be complex and emotionally charged for patients, parents, and the healthcare team.