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Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty in Adolescent Girls

Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty in Adolescent Girls

Certain chemicals used in personal care and household products were found to cause early puberty in adolescent girls.

Home Remedies, Spices Associated With Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children

Spices, herbal remedies, and ceremonial powders may contain lead and contribute to elevated blood lead levels among exposed children.

Risk Up for Later-Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD

Odds of both ASD and ADHD increased for later-born siblings of children with either diagnosis.

Opinion

Frightening parasomnias of childhood sleep

Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Clinical Features

A Case of Floppy Baby Syndrome

A Case of Floppy Baby Syndrome

A previously healthy 4-month-old infant presents with weak cry, inability to feed, and having the appearance of a "floppy rag doll."

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 diabetes predisposes children and adults to autoimmune diseases, which can impair glucose metabolism and interfere with insulin therapy.

Slideshows

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

A 7-year-old boy presents with new-onset, asymptomatic blisters on his upper thigh.

Ortho Dx: Suspected Child Abuse

Ortho Dx: Suspected Child Abuse

A 6-month-old infant presents to the emergency department with left leg pain and contusions about the head and torso.

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