Pediatrics

New study calls for supervision orders to have 'more teeth'

20% of all children in England who return home after care proceedings and are placed on a supervision order are back in the family court within 5 years because of further significant harm, new research led by Lancaster University ...

Medical research

Child donors' psychological risk unknown

It is accepted medical practice that child siblings, even as young as six months, can be used as bone marrow or blood stem cell donors to save a brother or sister with a life-threatening illness.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children—quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more ...

Pediatrics

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for prevention of child maltreatment

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence on the benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing child maltreatment is currently inadequate. These findings ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Estimated 2.5 percent of U.S. children diagnosed with autism

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated at 2.5 percent among U.S. children aged 3 to 17 years, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in Pediatrics.

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