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Percentage of teens and children hospitalized for suicidal thoughts doubled from 2008 to 2015

From 2008 to 2015, the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions more than doubled, according to data presented Sunday at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco. The study, led by Gregory Plemmons, an associate professor of pediatrics...

PAS 2017 meeting, experts from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian available for comment

(Weill Cornell Medicine) Leading pediatric experts from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian will be presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting in San Francisco, CA from May 6 - 9.

Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting, World-Renowned Pediatric Experts From Weill Cornell Medicine and Newyork-Presbyterian Available for Comment

Leading pediatric experts from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian will be presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting in San Francisco, CA from May 6 - 9.

Internet health information can reduce parents' trust in doctors' diagnoses

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests online health information can influence whether parents trust a diagnosis made by their child's doctor, potentially leading to delayed treatment.

Study finds social challenges amplify negative effects of childhood lead exposure

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Scientists already know early lead exposure can slow a child's cognitive and language development. Findings of an abstract being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting show lead's impact is especially strong for children in families also facing socioeconomic challenges.

Buprenorphine cuts neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment length by nearly half

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Findings of a phase 3 clinical trial being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting show that buprenorphine is just as safe and more effective than morphine when used to treat newborns suffering withdrawal symptoms after prenatal drug exposure.

Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary school.

Youth most at risk for violence or mental health issues have increased access to guns

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting found adolescents who reported greatest access to guns -- either in their own home or a friend's - also were among those with higher risk for violent behavior. Show More Summary

Study finds 16 US children hospitalized for firearms injuries each day

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research being highlighted at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco reveals that firearms injuries caused more than 5,800 US youth to be hospitalized in 2012, or roughly 16 children each day.

Kentucky study highlights harms from disruptions in children's Medicaid coverage

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggest that when children lose state Medicaid coverage even for a short time, they are likely to go without needed health care, or to receive care in resource-intensive setting such as emergency departments rather than less expensive primary care offices.

Study finds exposure to racism harms children's health

(American Academy of Pediatrics) New research to be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression, as well as decreased general health.

Teens and adolescents who consume too much salt show unhealthy changes to blood vessels

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Findings of a new study being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco suggest adolescents who consume too much salt have measurable changes in their blood vessels associated with early signs of cardiovascular disease in adults.

2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting to showcase new discoveries in children's health

(American Academy of Pediatrics) The 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting takes place May 6-9 in San Francisco, giving thousands of researchers from across globe an opportunity to share and discuss their latest findings.

Leading Children's Health Physician-Scientists Present Research at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Leading experts in child health from the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present research at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), April 30 - May 3 in Baltimore.

Parents' presence at bedside found to decrease neonatal abstinence syndrome severity

BALTIMORE, MD - New research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting suggests a key to easing the opioid withdrawal symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is to ensure parents can spend plenty of time at the baby's bedside during treatment. read more

Study shows asthma-related Twitter posts can predict rise in hospital visits

BALTIMORE, MD - New research at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting suggests that to predict -- and possibly prevent -- severe asthma attacks in a community, physicians can look for clues in social media. read more

Inadequate cushion of savings tied to increased child health risks

BALTIMORE, MD - Studies already show that family income affects a child's health. But new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting is the first to show it's not just the size of the paycheck, but also whether there's enough left after bills are paid to save for a "rainy day," that is associated with children's medical risks. read more

Exposure to tobacco smoke in the home increases childhood illnesses, health care demand

BALTIMORE, MD - Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor's office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting. read more

Study finds adolescent tobacco users commonly report light smoking

BALTIMORE, MD - A new research abstract being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don't light up every day, and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke. Show More Summary

Mental health diagnoses rise significantly for military children

BALTIMORE, MD - Mirroring national estimates, a new study that will be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting found the percentage of children enrolled in the U.S. Military Healthcare System diagnosed with and treated for mental health disorders increased significantly during the past 15 years. read more

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