Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids
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  March 20, 2017  
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 Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioidsPoison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids
 
A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January 2000 through December 2015, averaging 32 calls a day or one every 45 minutes.
 
 
 Depression, alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of using synthetic cannabinoids laterDepression, alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of using synthetic cannabinoids later
 
In the first prospective study of synthetic cannabinoids or SCs - the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana - researchers have found that symptoms of depression, drinking alcohol, or using marijuana was linked to an increased risk of SC use one year later.
 
   Study finds rise in nursery product-related injuries among young childrenStudy finds rise in nursery product-related injuries among young children
 
Parents of young children use nursery products daily but these products are associated with injury more often than you might think.
 
   VUMC’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network solves medical mysteries using advanced technologiesVUMC’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network solves medical mysteries using advanced technologies
 
It's human nature to need answers. Patients with debilitating symptoms need a diagnosis — somewhere to place the blame, a starting point to search for answers.
 
   Rutgers study explores barriers to obtaining appointment with developmental and behavioral specialistsRutgers study explores barriers to obtaining appointment with developmental and behavioral specialists
 
An estimated one in six children in the United States have development disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or cerebral palsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
 Scientists create first model of anorexia nervosa using iPSCs derived from adolescent females
 
Scientists create first model of anorexia nervosa using iPSCs derived from adolescent femalesAn international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from adolescent females with the eating disorder.
 
 
 Urban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study shows
 
Urban living can worsen asthma in poor kids, study showsResults of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.
 
 
 Proper support can help mothers overcome challenges in breastfeeding process
 
Proper support can help mothers overcome challenges in breastfeeding processStudies have shown both the benefits of breast milk and the risks of not breastfeeding babies. But the breastfeeding process can be frustrating and daunting for some mothers and their newborns.
 
 
 Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows
 
Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study showsA study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain.