1Improved vitamin D supplementation in hospitalized breastfed infants through electronic order modification and targeted provider educationHospital Pediatrics  Clinical Article
2Diagnosis and management of childhood epilepsyCurrent Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care  Review Article
3Changes in beta cell function during the proximate post-diagnosis period in persons with type 1 diabetesPediatric Diabetes  Clinical Article
4Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and lung function in US adolescents with and without asthmaThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  Clinical Article
5Natural history of peanut allergy and predictors of resolution in the first 4 years of life: A population-based assessmentThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  Clinical Article
6Clozapine use in childhood and adolescent schizophrenia: A nationwide population-based studyEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology  Clinical Article
7Safety and efficacy of adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in infants, toddlers and preschool childrenAuris Nasus Larynx  Review Article
8Associations between family income and children’s physical fitness and obesity in California, 2010–2012Preventing Chronic Disease  Full Text  Review Article
9Getting my child to eat the right amount. Mothers considerations when deciding how much food to offer their child at a mealAppetite  Clinical Article
10Association between caesarean section and childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysisObesity Reviews  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
1Choice of monitoring method could be key for babies with poor growth in the wombImperial College London Health News
2Simple sideline test shown effective in diagnosing concussion in student athletes as young as 5 years oldNYU Langone Medical Center
3CDC: 'Disparities in caries continue'American Dental Association News
4Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eatAmerican Heart Association News
5Children's National research invents app for assessing woundsChildren’s National Medical Center
6Pervasive chemical potentially alters levels of a pregnancy hormone that influences sex developmentUPMC
7Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk childrenNationwide Children's Hospital
8Friends may make the difference in keeping children activeAmerican Heart Association News
9Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelledMonash University News
10Raising tobacco sales age to 21 is best way to prevent lifelong addictionOhio State University News

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Waist-to-height ratio does not predict cardiometabolic risk in children

As reported in Clinical Nutrition, the waist-to-height ratio is inferior to the waist circumference and BMI in predicting body fat percentage and cardiometabolic risk factors in children 3-17 years of age.

Narrow-spectrum antibiotics recommended for CAP in children

As reported in Pediatrics, narrow-spectrum antibiotics yielded similar outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The study was conducted in 4 hospital and involved 492 patients between 2 months and 18 years with a discharge diagnosis of CAP. Other than a 10-hour decrease in length of stay in the narrow-spectrum antibiotic groups, the outcomes were similar between the narrow- and broad-spectrum antibiotic groups.

Cortisol as a biomarker of obstructive sleep apnea

As reported in Pediatric Pulmonology, salivary cortisol has an increased diurnal variation in children with mild or moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, while no changes in α-amylase were detected.

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