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Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Prostate specific antigen screening declines after 2012 USPSTF recommendations

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have assessed the impact of the 2012 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) cancer screenings, which cited evidence that the risks of screening outweigh the benefits. Results of the current study indicate that the USPSTF recommendations have resulted in a decrease in the number of PSA screenings ordered by doctors, with the greatest decline seen among urologists Continue reading

One in three children with MS has cognitive impairment

One in three children with MS has cognitive impairment

Feb. 5, 2013 — Data from the largest multicenter study accessing cognitive functioning in children with multiple sclerosis (MS) reveals that one-third of these patients have cognitive impairment, according to a research paper published in the Journal of Child Neurology. Led by Lauren B Continue reading

New stroke gene discovery could lead to tailored treatments

New stroke gene discovery could lead to tailored treatments

Jan. 31, 2013 — A study led by King’s College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke Continue reading

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

Jan. 31, 2013 — Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents — up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Continue reading

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

Jan. 31, 2013 — Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents — up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The surgeons — who studied data from the Kids’ Inpatient Database — found spine-related injuries from all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the United States are more common in older children and in females, unlike males in most trauma studies. Continue reading

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

ATV-related accidents and children: Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons show age-related patterns of spine injury in ATV injuries

Jan. 31, 2013 — Children continue to account for a disproportionate percentage of morbidity and mortality from ATV-related accidents — up 240 percent since 1997, according to a Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics report published by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Continue reading

Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

Jan. 30, 2013 — Children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Continue reading

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Jan. Continue reading

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Jan. 30, 2013 — Being obese may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenage girls, according to new research published in the January 30, 2013, online issue of Neurology ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology Continue reading

Whistle away the need for diapers: Vietnamese babies often out of diapers at nine months

Whistle away the need for diapers: Vietnamese babies often out of diapers at nine months

Jan. 30, 2013 — Western babies are potty trained later these days and need diapers until an average of three years of age. Continue reading