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Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit of such patients ranges from birth to 18. In countries where the age of majority is 18, this age limit may be from birth to age 17 (such as in Canada). A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician.
Novo Nordisk announces U.S. launch of Novoeight for people living with hemophilia A

Novo Nordisk announces U.S. launch of Novoeight for people living with hemophilia A

Novo Nordisk today announced the company will launch Novoeight (Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant]) in the United States for people living with hemophilia A. [More]
Only few studies demonstrate the effectiveness of marijuana

Only few studies demonstrate the effectiveness of marijuana

While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness. [More]
Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals' rational taste preferences

Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals' rational taste preferences

Strategies aimed at reducing childhood obesity should acknowledge individuals' rational taste preferences and apply insights from behavioral economics to design choice architecture that increases their likelihood of success, say two physician-scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics in an editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics. [More]
Study shows 80% of new general pediatricians are satisfied with their first jobs

Study shows 80% of new general pediatricians are satisfied with their first jobs

Despite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least one group of doctors seems to be starting their careers on the right note - pediatricians. [More]
Lean Six Sigma approach improves effectiveness and efficiency in hospital processes

Lean Six Sigma approach improves effectiveness and efficiency in hospital processes

Implementing a well-established business approach allowed physicians to shave hours off pediatric patient discharges without affecting readmission rates, according to researchers at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. [More]
Study explores the efficacy of antivenom against copperhead snake bites

Study explores the efficacy of antivenom against copperhead snake bites

Dr. Spencer Greene wants to make sure the standard treatment for copperhead snake bites, the most common venomous snake in greater Houston and southeast Texas, works, and if it doesn't, he wants to stop its use. [More]
Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine celebrate 'Match Day'

Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine celebrate 'Match Day'

This year's Match Day at Tufts celebrated the third cohort of students in the "Maine Track MD" program. A partnership between Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center, the Maine Track MD program trains medical students interested in practicing medicine in underserved urban and rural communities in Maine where the shortage of physicians is acute. [More]
Shp2 enzyme blocks protection program, boosts tumor growth

Shp2 enzyme blocks protection program, boosts tumor growth

Cells have two different programs to safeguard them from getting out of control and developing cancer. One of them is senescence (biological aging). It puts cancer cells into a permanent sleep so they no longer divide and grow in an uncontrolled way. [More]
University of Manitoba professors, brain experts discuss how concussions affect the brain

University of Manitoba professors, brain experts discuss how concussions affect the brain

University of Manitoba professors and brain experts are gathering at McNally Robinson Booksellers on March 18 to have a lively, interactive panel discussion on how concussions affect the brain. [More]
MRI more accurate, safe and less painful than liver biopsy in measuring total body iron balance

MRI more accurate, safe and less painful than liver biopsy in measuring total body iron balance

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have demonstrated that MR imaging of the liver is more accurate than liver biopsy in determining total body iron balance in patients with sickle cell disease and other disorders requiring blood transfusion therapy. [More]
Visual cues associated with overweight can influence one's sense of smell

Visual cues associated with overweight can influence one's sense of smell

Could our reaction to an image of an overweight or obese person affect how we perceive odor? A trio of researchers, including two from UCLA, says yes. [More]
Longer duration of breastfeeding linked with increased intelligence

Longer duration of breastfeeding linked with increased intelligence

Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, a study following a group of almost 3,500 newborns for 30 years published in The Lancet Global Health journal has found. [More]
New method of testing deadly pathogen could help combat cystic fibrosis

New method of testing deadly pathogen could help combat cystic fibrosis

A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness. [More]
GenomeNext completes whole genome sequencing analysis at unprecedented 1,000 genomes per day

GenomeNext completes whole genome sequencing analysis at unprecedented 1,000 genomes per day

GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, announced today that, through the "Intel Heads In The Clouds Challenge on Amazon Web Services" with support from JHC Technology, and in conjunction with Nationwide Children's Hospital, has benchmarked whole genome sequencing analysis at an unprecedented 1,000 genomes per day. [More]
GW, Children's National researchers awarded $6.2 million grant to solve pediatric dysphagia

GW, Children's National researchers awarded $6.2 million grant to solve pediatric dysphagia

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Children's National Health System has been awarded a program project grant (PPG) for $6.2 million from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to solve pediatric dysphagia -- a chronic difficulty with feeding and swallowing in children. [More]
Mexican-American children who adapt American culture face Type 2 diabetes risk

Mexican-American children who adapt American culture face Type 2 diabetes risk

Mexican-American children who show evidence of greater adaptation into American culture face significantly higher odds of being at high risk for Type 2 diabetes than those who do not similarly adapt, according to a University of North Texas Health Science Center study. [More]
UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health recognized as one of America's Best Breast Centers

UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health recognized as one of America's Best Breast Centers

UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health earns the 2015 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. [More]
Inadequate vaccine coverage drives Disneyland measles outbreak

Inadequate vaccine coverage drives Disneyland measles outbreak

Inadequate vaccine coverage is likely a driving force behind the ongoing Disneyland measles outbreak, according to calculations by a research team at Boston Children's Hospital. [More]
Common herpes drug Valacyclovir decreases HIV-1 levels

Common herpes drug Valacyclovir decreases HIV-1 levels

Case Western Reserve researchers are part of an international team that has discovered that a common herpes drug reduces HIV-1 levels — even when patients do not have herpes. [More]
Loyola's Bridget Boyd suggests ways to handle diaper rash

Loyola's Bridget Boyd suggests ways to handle diaper rash

Diaper rash may not be a serious condition, but it can be extremely painful. It is common and causes concern for many parents trying to comfort their child. [More]
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