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Molnupiravir and Long COVID; Shortness of Breath After COVID Infection

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May 06, 2023
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FDA Extends Trikafta Approval to Even Younger Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Patients ages 2 to 5 years now eligible for the triple therapy

Apr 27, 2023
FDA APPROVED elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Trikafta) over a photo of a little girl on a couch using a nebulizer.
Fuzzy Future for Red Light Therapy in Myopia Prevention, Despite Positive Trial

Reduced incidence of myopia, smaller myopic shifts observed in kids

Apr 27, 2023
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'Step-Down' Approach to Baby Formula Shows Benefit for Milk Allergy

After 1 year with extensively hydrolyzed formula, 48% of babies developed immune tolerance

Apr 26, 2023
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Babies Born Preterm or Large Have an Increased Risk of Afib in Adulthood

Information on adverse birth outcomes may be important in future counseling

Apr 24, 2023
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Manufacturer's Troponin Reference Values Don't Apply to Kids

Different thresholds for myocardial injury suggested for pediatric patients

Apr 21, 2023
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RSV Infection in Infancy Linked to Later Asthma

Could preventing RSV infections reduce childhood asthma by 15%?

Apr 20, 2023
A photo of a male physician holding a nebulizer mask to a baby’s face while she sits on her mothers lap.
Cerebral Oximetry Not a Lifesaver for Extremely Preterm Infants

No significant changes in death or brain injury in NICU patients

Apr 19, 2023
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RSV Vax in Pregnancy Cuts Severe Illness in Infants

Plus, new MELODY data confirm protection against RSV for babies receiving long-acting antibody

Apr 06, 2023
A photo of a female healthcare worker treating a baby infected with the RSV in her mother’s lap.
Sleep Problems From Childhood to Adolescence Tied to Worse Mental Health

Results suggest early sleep interventions could prevent mental health problems in adolescence

Apr 05, 2023
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Longer Family Meals Are Healthier Meals for Kids

Just 10 minutes made a significant difference in how much fruits, veggies were eaten

Apr 03, 2023
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Federal Judge Strikes Down ACA's Preventive Care Coverage Requirements

Both sides likely to appeal the ruling

Mar 30, 2023
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Introducing Allergenic Foods Early Tied to a Reduction in Later Allergies

However, meta-analysis finds high rates of study withdrawal across studies

Mar 27, 2023
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Fatty Acid Tube Feeding May Backfire for Preemie Breathing Disorder

Supplemental nutrition did not stave off bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants

Mar 22, 2023
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