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Zika Virus: Vision-Threatening Problems Tied to Microcephaly
Not only do children born with microcephaly have smaller-than-normal brain and head size, but the Zika virus-associated condition is suspected to cause ocular problems as well.
A new analysis of cohort study data estimates the average annual cost of caring for children with chronic pancreatitis or acute recurrent pancreatitis in the US now approaches $50,000.
Teenagers can be tricky patients to treat. Parents know that, patients who progress through the adolescent years and reflect on their teen years know that, and increasingly, organized medicine is acknowledging it with structured specialties in adolescent medicine. Endocrinologists who treat adolescents need unique communication skills and plenty of patience.
Parents, especially new and expecting parents may believe that dirt and dust can be bad for their young children to be exposed to. Research has shown that, in fact, the opposite may be true.
It’s long been understood sun exposure is the primary source of vitamin D and that vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are linked to health problems affecting 40% of children and 60% of adults.
Study findings indicate that a family-level preventive intervention appears to help improve behavioral health outcomes in military families who are affected by the wartime deployment of a family member.
The risk of developing celiac disease might be increased in at-risk infants if they are fed gluten, according to findings from a study conducted in Sweden published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Vertical transmission, or the spread of infection from mother to baby during childbirth, is the most common way that children get hepatitis C. However, it turns out that these children are rarely tested for the disease.
The current Zika virus outbreak has already made its way to 21 countries and territories in the Americas since May 2015, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) revealed that it will likely persist in the United States.

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