Health

Guns are now the leading cause of death for American children

Firearms have surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death among American youngsters, with official data showing a strong rise in gun-related homicides such as the killing of 19 children in a Texas school ...

Diabetes

Outcomes worse for children with type 1 diabetes who are Black

Black children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) experience disparities in health outcomes compared with other racial and ethnic groups with similar neighborhood opportunity profiles, according to a study published online May 5 ...

Overweight & Obesity

'New and improved' supermarkets trim childhood obesity in NYC

Access to newer supermarkets that offer fresh foods in some of New York City's poorest neighborhoods was linked to a 1% decline in obesity rates among public school students living nearby, a new study shows. The modernized ...

Health

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn't until she turned 40 that she and her husband started trying to have children. ...

Health

US pediatricians' group moves to abandon race-based guidance

For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance ...

Pediatrics

Role of race in calculating UTI risk in children reassessed

The variable race is associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) in children, but it can be replaced with history of UTI and duration of fever in a previously developed prediction tool, according to a review published online ...

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