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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Speech, Language Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delays in children aged younger than 5 years.
There is an increasing health care burden associated with morbidity and mortality of pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH), according to a study published online July 6 in Pediatrics.

The 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV-13) is expected to be cost saving compared with PCV7, according to a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

The non-economic damages cap under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been upheld again in a California court of appeal, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

Adverse health behaviors in adolescence are only moderately associated with later musculoskeletal pain in adulthood, according to a study published in the June issue of Pain Medicine.

Fresh off the heels of research revealing that this year’s flu vaccine was only effective in one out of 4 people, investigators are now taking steps to develop a universal vaccine.
Women with epilepsy have a 10-fold higher risk of dying in childbirth than women who do not have the disorder, a study in JAMA Neurology found.

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