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Exposure to secondhand smoking is associated with choroidal thinning among children aged 6 to 8 years

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Choroidal Thinning in Children

Choroidal thinning associated with increased number of family smokers, quantity of secondhand smoke
For the 2018 to 2019 school year

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019

2.8 percent of kindergartners were not up to date with MMR vaccination and did not have exemption
Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems

NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

Association says children should not play a single sport for more than eight months a year
A quarter of all U.S. ocular firearm injuries occur within the pediatric population

Study Looks at Pediatric Firearm-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.

Analysis shows firearm injury risk factors vary by age and race
Birth in a nontertiary hospital and transfer within 48 hours is associated with poorer outcomes compared with birth in a tertiary hospital for extremely preterm infants

Outcomes Poorer for Extreme Preemies Transferred After Birth

Outcomes worse for birth in nontertiary hospital, transfer within 48 hours versus birth in tertiary hospital
Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017 among youth aged 10 to 24 years

Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24

Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017, while homicide rates increased from 2014 to 2017
Juul

Juul Stopping Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

Flavors dropped by Juul include mango, creme, fruit, and cucumber, which account for 10 percent of its sales
For children born in 2015 to 2016

CDC: Vaccination Coverage Generally High for Those Born in 2015-16

Uninsured children, those insured by Medicaid had lower coverage than those with private insurance
None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children's drinks meet expert recommendations for healthier drinks for children

Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales
Breast reduction surgery improves physical and psychosocial well-being in young women undergoing surgery for concerns related to excessively large breasts

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Well-Being for Young Patients

Complications generally minor; most patients improved in physical and psychosocial well-being