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CDC releases new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:41h | UTC

Table of Contents: Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021

Guideline: Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Related (just released): WHO Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections.

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:54h | UTC

Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections – World Health Organization

News release: Launch WHO guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infection – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – “advice is that 16 to 18-year-olds can be offered a Pfizer jab if they are in a priority group or live with someone who has a weakened immune system”.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Commentaries: Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – BBC

See report: JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years: 15 July 2021 – Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

 


RCT: A prevention program for insomnia in at-risk adolescents.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

A Prevention Program for Insomnia in At-risk Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Study – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Using a program to combat teen insomnia – Contemporary Pediatrics AND Cognitive behavioral program may prevent insomnia in at-risk adolescents – Medicom

 


CDC: mRNA vaccines are likely linked to cases of myocarditis and pericarditis – 1,226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been reported mostly in people under 30.

24 Jun, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

CDC safety group says there’s a likely link between rare heart inflammation in young people after Covid shot – CNBC

See also: Experts: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines likely tied to heart inflammation – CIDRAP

Related: Case series: 7 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. AND Case series: clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of 4 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. AND Case series: symptomatic acute myocarditis in 7 adolescents following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. AND CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


Case series: clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of 4 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination.

17 Jun, 2021 | 09:43h | UTC

Possible Association Between COVID-19 Vaccine and Myocarditis: Clinical and CMR Findings – JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging

Commentary: Possible Association Between COVID-19 Vaccine and Myocarditis – American College of Cardiology

Related: CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


Case series: 7 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination.

17 Jun, 2021 | 09:45h | UTC

Myocarditis after BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccination – Circulation

Commentary: Study details the treatment of COVID-19 vaccine-associated myocarditis-like illness in 7 patients – News Medical

Related: CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


Case series: symptomatic acute myocarditis in 7 adolescents following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.

17 Jun, 2021 | 09:41h | UTC

Symptomatic Acute Myocarditis in Seven Adolescents Following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination – Pediatrics

Related: CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

6 Jun, 2021 | 23:52h | UTC

Depressive symptoms, mental wellbeing, and substance use among adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland: a longitudinal, population-based study – The Lancet Psychiatry

Commentaries: A lost generation? COVID-19 and adolescent mental health – The Lancet Psychiatry AND COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the mental health of adolescents – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men.

2 Jun, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men – Science (a few articles per month are free)

Related: CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in adolescents – mainly transient mild-to-moderate reactogenicity was frequently observed, such as injection-site pain (in 79 to 86% of participants), fatigue (in 60 to 66%), and headache (in 55 to 65%).

28 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Safety, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine in Adolescents – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: [Press release – not published yet] Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 100% effective against Covid-19 in adolescents

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Moderna says its Covid vaccine is 100% effective in teens, plans to seek FDA OK in early June.

27 May, 2021 | 08:25h | UTC

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is 100% effective in teens, plans to seek FDA OK in early June – CNBC

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAP Clinical Report: Collaborative care in the identification and management of psychosis in adolescents and young adults.

25 May, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Collaborative Care in the Identification and Management of Psychosis in Adolescents and Young Adults – Pediatrics

 


Meta-analysis: New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents – “most newer antidepressants may reduce depression symptoms in a small and unimportant way compared with placebo”.

25 May, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Newer generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents: a network meta-analysis – Cochrane Library

Commentary: Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be done instead? – The Conversation

 


ERS clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5–16 years.

20 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

European Respiratory Society clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5–16 years – European Respiratory Journal

 


WHO and UNICEF launch new tools for the promotion of adolescent mental health.

19 May, 2021 | 08:33h | UTC

News release: WHO and UNICEF launch new tools for the promotion of adolescent mental health – World Health Organization

WHO/UNICEF Helping Adolescents Thrive programme

Helping Adolescents Thrive Toolkit

Magnificent Mei and Friends: Comic 1

The Teacher’s Guide

The mental and brain health of children and adolescents 

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Perspective | Facebook calls links to depression inconclusive. These researchers disagree.

19 May, 2021 | 08:30h | UTC

Facebook Calls Links To Depression Inconclusive. These Researchers Disagree – NPR

Related: Cohort study: Preschoolers’ extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioral issues AND Analysis: Smartphones, Social Media Use and Youth Mental Health AND [Abstract Only] Study: Associations Between Time Spent Using Social Media and Mental Health Problems Among Youth AND Association of Screen Time and Depression in Adolescence AND The Adverse Effects of Social Media use on Young People’s Mental Health May be Caused by Exposure to Cyberbullying, Loss of Sleep, and Reduced Physical Activity AND Research: This Is Your Brain Off Facebook AND Cohort Study: Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health AND Supplement: Children, Adolescents and Screens: What We Know and What We Need To Learn

 


Opinion | E-Cigarettes and the U.S. Menthol Ban: A Missed Opportunity to Protect Youth.

18 May, 2021 | 07:28h | UTC

E-Cigarettes and the U.S. Menthol Ban: A Missed Opportunity to Protect Youth – Think Global Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic review: Combination fixed‐dose beta-agonist and steroid inhaler as required is clinically effective in adults and adolescents with mild asthma.

14 May, 2021 | 08:23h | UTC

Combination fixed‐dose beta agonist and steroid inhaler as required for adults or children with mild asthma – Cochrane Library

Summary: Combination fixed-dose beta agonist and steroid inhaler as required for adults or children with mild asthma – Cochrane Library

 


RCT: Tezepelumab can reduce exacerbations in adults and adolescents with severe, uncontrolled asthma.

14 May, 2021 | 08:25h | UTC

Tezepelumab in Adults and Adolescents with Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: New drug shows promise against tough-to-manage asthma – MedicalXpress

 


Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12.

12 May, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12 – Associated Press

Counterpoint: Covid vaccines for children should not get emergency use authorization – The BMJ Opinion

Commentaries: Covid-19: FDA authorises Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 – The BMJ AND Expert reaction to U.S. FDA authorising Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents – Science Media Centre

 


RCT: An internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program followed by in-person CBT if necessary is noninferior to in-person CBT for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms in children and adolescents.

12 May, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

Effect of an Internet-Delivered Stepped-Care Program vs In-Person Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Digital Interventions for Adults With Symptoms of Depression and Children and Adolescents With Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

News release: Online CBT effective against OCD symptoms in the young – Karolinska Institutet

 


FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars – STAT

See also: FDA Moves To Ban Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars – NPR

 


Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:42h | UTC

Guideline: Recommendation on screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in primary care for individuals not known to be at high risk – Canadian Medical Association Journal

News release: Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Summary: Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30 – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Related USPSTF Draft Statement: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


[Press release – not published yet] Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 100% effective against Covid-19 in adolescents

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:52h | UTC

Press release: Pfizer-BioNTech Announce Positive Topline Results Of Pivotal Covid-19 Vaccine Study In Adolescents

Commentaries: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents – The New York Times AND Covid: Children ‘well protected by Pfizer vaccine’ – BBC AND Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents – NPR AND Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens – Associated Press AND Pfizer and BioNTech say vaccine prevents Covid-19 in adolescents – STAT

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


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