Post-surgical death rate is higher for minority children regardless of socioeconomic status

Minority children die after surgery at higher rates than white children regardless of socioeconomic status (SES), according to a first-of-its-kind study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting. Given…

Oral acetaminophen helps manage tonsillectomy pain in children at lower costs

Providing children oral instead of intravenous (IV) acetaminophen to help manage tonsillectomy pain improves care at lower costs, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting. Tonsillectomy…

Administering flu vaccines to children having surgery substantially boosts vaccination rates

Actively offering an influenza (flu) vaccination to children having surgery and general anesthesia increased the number of patients vaccinated by 3,500% at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, according to a study…

WHO recommends widespread use of malaria vaccine for children living in regions at risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum…

Abnormal T cell responses to COVID-19 do not appear to be the cause of MIS-C in children

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a serious condition associated with a recent COVID-19 infection. The syndrome is rare, and it remains unclear how the viral infection leads to…

Antibiotics alone cannot prevent stunted growth in children, study finds

Antibiotics alone likely cannot overcome the complex factors that cause stunted growth and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in the developing world, new research suggests. To prevent stunted growth in…

COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial for children is underway in St. Louis

A pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial is underway in St. Louis. Led by Washington University School of Medicine, about 140 area children will receive the two-shot Moderna vaccine or placebo…

Helping children cope with night terrors and nightmares

Night terrors and nightmares are distressing for children – and also their parents, who never want to see their child so upset. Here, learn from a CHOC expert about the…

Bone Conduction Kit may enable children and their parents to manage glue ear effectively at home

A wireless kit, comprising headphones, a microphone, and an app might be a cheap alternative to the usual treatment of the common temporary hearing loss in kids, popularly known as…

Experts warn about the advertising of ultra-processed food for children on Youtube

Researchers Araceli Castelló-Martínez and Victoria Tur-Viñes, from the Department of Communication and Social Psychology at the University of Alicante (UA), warn about the advertising of ultra-processed food for children by…