Most Americans believe preventive health benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks
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  February 9, 2017  
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 Most Americans believe preventive health benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risksMost Americans believe preventive health benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks
 
Despite debate about the safety of childhood vaccines among some groups in the public, an overwhelming majority of Americans (82%) support requiring children attending public school to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
 
 
 Study focuses on sound exposure for premature babies in neonatal intensive care unitsStudy focuses on sound exposure for premature babies in neonatal intensive care units
 
Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units, where, ideally, they are protected from too much noise stimulation. However, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
   Spanish-speaking Latino children's parents half as likely to feel doctors listen to them, study findsSpanish-speaking Latino children's parents half as likely to feel doctors listen to them, study finds
 
The parents of a Latino child who only speak Spanish or are not U.S. citizens are about half as likely to feel their doctor listens to them as English-speaking and U.S. citizen parents, according to a new Drexel University-led study.
 
   Majority of patients with pediatric ALL and parents over-report medication adherence, study showsMajority of patients with pediatric ALL and parents over-report medication adherence, study shows
 
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that young patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL — the most common type of pediatric cancer — and their parents are likely to report to their physician that they took more of their anti-cancer medication than they actually did.
 
   New Finnish study confirms harmful effects of maternal licorice consumption during pregnancyNew Finnish study confirms harmful effects of maternal licorice consumption during pregnancy
 
A new Finnish study supports food recommendations for families with children in that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy. The limit for safe consumption is not known.
 
 Parents can take eight steps to boost child's immunity, says family medicine specialist
 
Parents can take eight steps to boost child's immunity, says family medicine specialistNo magic elixir can prevent children from developing occasional colds and viruses, but takings steps to boost their immune system can minimize their chances of catching every bug that winds its way through the daycare center or school.
 
 
 Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows
 
Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study showsBorn too soon, she weighed just over 1 pound at birth and spent the first three months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting to live.
 
 
 University of Miami Health System and VitalMD collaborate to focus on women's health and cancer care
 
University of Miami Health System and VitalMD collaborate to focus on women's health and cancer careIn what will be a transformative approach to women's health care in South Florida, the University of Miami Health System and VitalMD Group Holdings LLC, and its wholly owned medical practices LLCs, one of the largest private physician group practices in Florida, have agreed to establish a strategic collaboration to advance the missions of both entities, improving access to high-quality medical care by creating a broader network of providers in...
 
 
 New study examines pediatric exposures to medications intended for pets
 
New study examines pediatric exposures to medications intended for petsAlmost two thirds of households in the US own a pet and many of these households have children that either live in or visit the home.
 
 
 Unconscious exposure to phobic images effective in reducing fear, study finds
 
Unconscious exposure to phobic images effective in reducing fear, study findsA team of investigators, led by Bradley S. Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Paul Siegel, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Purchase College of the State University of New York, have found that exposure to phobic images without conscious awareness is more effective than longer, conscious exposure for reducing fear.
 
 
 Study finds negligible link between excessive screen time and depression, delinquency among teenagers
 
Study finds negligible link between excessive screen time and depression, delinquency among teenagersChances are that your children will turn out OK even though they spend hours playing video games or watching TV.