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AAP Policy Statement | Drinking water from private wells and risks to children

3 Feb, 2023 | 14:08h | UTC

Policy Statement: Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children – Pediatrics

Technical Report: Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children – Pediatrics

 


Assessment of COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death among children and young people aged 0 to 19 years in the US

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:36h | UTC

Assessment of COVID-19 as the Underlying Cause of Death Among Children and Young People Aged 0 to 19 Years in the US – JAMA Network Open

News Release: COVID-19 is a leading cause of death in children and young people in the US – University of Oxford

Commentary: Expert reaction to study looking at children in the US aged 0 to 19 years whose underlying cause of death was COVID-19 – Science Media Centre

Related:

[Preprint] Risk of Hospitalization, severe disease, and mortality due to COVID-19 in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Germany – “overall hospitalization rate associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection was 35.9 per 10,000 children, ICU admission rate was 1.7 per 10,000 and case fatality was 0.09 per 10,000”.

Deaths in children and young people in England after SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first pandemic year – “In total, 99.995% of children and young people with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test survived”.

 


The introduction of sugary drinks tax in the UK was followed by a drop in obesity cases among children

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:32h | UTC

Associations between trajectories of obesity prevalence in English primary school children and the UK soft drinks industry levy: An interrupted time series analysis of surveillance data – PLOS Medicine

News Releases:

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls – PLOS

Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone – University of Cambridge

Commentaries:

Expert reaction to study looking at the UK sugary drinks tax and obesity in children – Science Media Centre

UK sugar tax ‘prevents 5,000 cases of obesity in year 6 girls annually’ – The Guardian

Related:

WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets.

M-A: Outcomes following taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics

Cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages: What works? – Cochrane Library

Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA

Impact of sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta‐analysis – Obesity Reviews

Association between tax on sugar sweetened beverages and soft drink consumption in adults in Mexico: open cohort longitudinal analysis of Health Workers Cohort Study – The BMJ

Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study – The BMJ

Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Association of a Sweetened Beverage Tax With Soda Consumption in High School Students – JAMA Pediatrics

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax – The Conversation

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting – The Guardian

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


AAP Clinical Report | Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:41h | UTC

Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children – Pediatrics

News Release: American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations on Maintaining, Improving Children’s Oral Health – American Academy of Pediatrics

 


M-A | Assessment of efficacy and safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in children aged 5 to 11 years

25 Jan, 2023 | 11:26h | UTC

Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Aged 5 to 11 Years: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: COVID-19 Vaccines in Young Children—Reassuring Evidence for Parents – JAMA Pediatrics

 


UK National case series of group A streptococcus pleural empyema in children: clinical and microbiological features

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:24h | UTC

National case series of group A streptococcus pleural empyema in children: clinical and microbiological features – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


UN Report | A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021

13 Jan, 2023 | 13:46h | UTC

News Release: A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report – Word Health Organization

UN Reports: 

Levels and trends in child mortality- United Nations Inter -Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), Report 2022

Never Forgotten – The situation of stillbirth around the globe

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:57h | UTC

News Release: WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule – World Health Organization

Guideline: Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper, December 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentaries: 

WHO Recommends One HPV Vaccine Dose Instead of Two; Move Should Help Expand Coverage – Health Policy Watch

WHO supports 1-dose HPV vaccine strategy – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO | Increase in invasive Group A streptococcal infections among children in Europe, including fatalities

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:53h | UTC

Increase in invasive Group A streptococcal infections among children in Europe, including fatalities – World Health Organization

 


WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets.

16 Dec, 2022 | 13:52h | UTC

WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets – World Health Organization

News Release: WHO calls on countries to tax sugar-sweetened beverages to save lives – World Health Organization

Related:

M-A: Outcomes following taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics

Cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages: What works? – Cochrane Library

Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA

Impact of sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta‐analysis – Obesity Reviews

Association between tax on sugar sweetened beverages and soft drink consumption in adults in Mexico: open cohort longitudinal analysis of Health Workers Cohort Study – The BMJ

Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study – The BMJ

Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Association of a Sweetened Beverage Tax With Soda Consumption in High School Students – JAMA Pediatrics

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax – The Conversation

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review | Human papillomavirus vaccination and cervical cancer risk.

16 Dec, 2022 | 13:26h | UTC

Human papillomavirus vaccination and cervical cancer risk – The BMJ

 


New WHO report showcases strategies to keep children safe online.

5 Dec, 2022 | 00:24h | UTC

News Release: New report showcases strategies to keep children safe online – World Health Organization

Report: What works to prevent violence against children online? – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Case-control study | Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against infection and mortality in children in Argentina.

2 Dec, 2022 | 14:36h | UTC

Effectiveness of mRNA-1273, BNT162b2, and BBIBP-CorV vaccines against infection and mortality in children in Argentina, during predominance of delta and omicron covid-19 variants: test negative, case-control study – The BMJ

 


WHO Pocket book of primary health care for children and adolescents.

1 Dec, 2022 | 14:09h | UTC

Pocket book of primary health care for children and adolescents: guidelines for health promotion, disease prevention and management from the newborn period to adolescence (2022) – World Health Organization

 


WHO report urges more effective prevention of injuries and violence causing 1 in 12 deaths worldwide.

30 Nov, 2022 | 13:55h | UTC

News Release: WHO urges more effective prevention of injuries and violence causing 1 in 12 deaths worldwide – World Health Organization

Report: Preventing injuries and violence: an overview – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Prevalence and trend of smokeless tobacco use among adolescents aged 12–16 years in 138 countries/territories.

29 Nov, 2022 | 13:47h | UTC

Prevalence and trend of smokeless tobacco use and its associated factors among adolescents aged 12–16 years in 138 countries/territories, 1999–2019 – BMC Medicine

 


Retrospective Cohort Study | Comparative analysis of all-terrain vehicles, motorcycle and automobile-related trauma in a rural community.

25 Nov, 2022 | 12:27h | UTC

Comparative analysis of all-terrain vehicles, motorcycle and automobile-related trauma in a rural border community of the USA – BMJ Open

Commentaries:

Children very vulnerable to severe injury from quad bike use – BMJ Open

More Male, Pediatric Patients Suffer ATV-Related Injury – HealthDay

Related: AAP Recommendations | Prevention of pediatric all-terrain vehicles related deaths and injuries.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO updates recommendations to guide family planning decisions.

24 Nov, 2022 | 13:38h | UTC

News Release: WHO updates recommendations to guide family planning decisions – World Health Organization

Family planning: A global handbook for providers – World Health Organization (PDF)

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A | Prevalence and global estimates of unsafe listening practices in adolescents and young adults.

24 Nov, 2022 | 13:18h | UTC

Prevalence and global estimates of unsafe listening practices in adolescents and young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Global Health

News Release: 1 billion + young people potentially at risk of hearing loss from loud music – BMJ Newsroom

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (with video summary).

 


Post-trial follow-up | A brief intervention to prevent alcohol use can have sustained effects among high-risk adolescents.

22 Nov, 2022 | 13:08h | UTC

Effect of Selective Personality-Targeted Alcohol Use Prevention on 7-Year Alcohol-Related Outcomes Among High-risk Adolescents: A Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open 

 

Commentary on Twitter 

 


RCT | Effect of text messaging parents of school-aged children on outdoor time to control myopia.

9 Nov, 2022 | 12:26h | UTC

Effect of Text Messaging Parents of School-Aged Children on Outdoor Time to Control Myopia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness among children and adolescents in Qatar.

4 Nov, 2022 | 13:51h | UTC

Covid-19 Vaccine Protection among Children and Adolescents in Qatar – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAP Clinical Report | Physician health and wellness.

3 Nov, 2022 | 14:06h | UTC

Physician Health and Wellness – Pediatrics

Related:

M-A | Physicians suffering burnout are twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents.

Systematic Review | Predictors of burnout among healthcare providers.

Prevalence of burnout among GPs: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of General Practice

Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine

Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine

Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures of Health Care

Hospital administration response to physician stress and burnout – Journal of Hospital Practice

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Physician Burnout and Moral Injury

Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

The 3 Causes Of Physician Burnout (And Why There’s No Simple Solution) – Forbes

Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several other resources on the subject)

 


RCT | A multicomponent intervention at preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood can improve child health at 24 months.

1 Nov, 2022 | 11:51h | UTC

Impact of a package of health, nutrition, psychosocial support, and WaSH interventions delivered during preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood periods on birth outcomes and on linear growth at 24 months of age: factorial, individually randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review | Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies.

28 Oct, 2022 | 13:23h | UTC

Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies – Cochrane Library

Summary: Support for breastfeeding mothers – Cochrane Library

 


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