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Drug Studies in Children Often Go Unfinished: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 — Drug approvals for adults often require future studies in children, but many of these studies are never completed, a new analysis finds. “More than 50 percent of all drugs approved by the FDA lack information on how to safely and effectively use the drug in children,” said study author Dr. […]

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Smoke Alarm With Mom’s Voice Wakes Children Faster

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 — Young children are more likely to be awakened by a smoke alarm that uses their mother’s voice than one with a typical high-pitched alarm, a new study finds. The mother’s voice alarm also resulted in much quicker escape times. “Children are remarkably resistant to awakening by sound when asleep,” explained […]

Kids Health

Validating a new definition for respiratory failure in children

According to a first-of-its-kind international study, a new definition of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS) results in a more accurate diagnosis of many more children with the rapidly progressive disease than the widely used adult definition. Findings from the Pediatric ARDS Incidence and Epidemiology Study were published online on Oct. 18 by the leading […]

Kids Health

CDC: Many children with heart conditions have special needs

(HealthDay)—Children with past and current heart conditions have more special health care needs compared with children without heart conditions, according to research published in the Sept. 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Meng-Yu Chen, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from […]