The United States Preventive Services Task Force has updated their 2013 recommendations for clinician interventions to prevent maltreatment in children.
Pediatric patients with peanut allergy may benefit from an oral immunomodulatory treatment that can reduce the severity of symptoms associated with peanut protein ingestion.
Depression severity predicts increased likelihood of alcohol use; link for reverse pathway inconsistent.
No statistically significant differences in prevalence rates seen between boys and girls.
Large rise in youth vaping, decline in past 30-day smoking prevalence accelerated around 2014.
In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk.
For adolescents with chronic pain, wait times to evaluation at an interdisciplinary pain clinic after referral were long and were associated with anxious anticipation and frustration from families.
Recommendations developed in realms of infrastructure, education, payment, research.
Parents should be reminded that their driving and behavior will shape the behavior of their teen drivers.
Teens whose concern over societal discrimination grew between 2016 and 2017 increased their cigarette and marijuana use.
Cockroach and mouse allergies were most often associated with poorly controlled asthma and exacerbations in urban adolescents.
Increases in use of 1 or more contraceptive methods, dual-method use, long-acting reversibles.
Spinal manipulative therapy plus exercise more effective than exercise alone over 1-year period.
For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.
No substantive or significant associations between HPV legislation and adolescent sexual behaviors.
Findings among teens diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department.
Pelvic exam doesn't add to history for diagnosis of STIs in young females with suspected cervicitis, PID.
Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.
If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.
Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.
An analysis of data from NHANES shows that obesity rates continue to increase in women and adolescents.
The relationship between HIV and STI rates and race/ethnicity and partner characteristics should be considered in future HIV intervention.
An awareness of the risks and red flags among adolescent patients who are being trafficked for sex is key to intervention in this vulnerable population.
Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.
Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.
The systematic literature review identified risk factors and protective factors that affect adolescents with chronic conditions.
The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.
Nearly one-quarter of patients aged 6 to 19 years reported they did not drink water at all.
Cutting injuries increased over time, and it was particularly common among girls, study results indicate.
The acronym SCOFF can help identify patients with a likely case of anorexia or bulimia.