Pediatrics

Toddlers' screentime linked to activity levels as five-year-olds

Children aged two to three who spend more than three hours a day viewing screens such as tablets and televisions (TVs) grow up to be less physically active at age 5.5 years, compared to children who used screens for an hour ...

Surgery

Prenatal surgery yields lasting benefits for myelomeningocele

(HealthDay)—For myelomeningocele, prenatal surgery does not improve adaptive behavior but is associated with improved mobility and independent functioning in school-aged children, according to a study published online Jan. ...

Autism spectrum disorders

One-fourth of children with autism are undiagnosed

One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder—most of them black or Hispanic—are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life.

Vaccination

Free flu vaccine offered mostly in wealthy suburbs

A University of Adelaide study into the impact of state-funded vaccination programs for Australian children under five years has found those attending medical practices in the wealthiest areas were more likely to receive ...

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