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Even Moderate Caffeine Intake in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller Babies

Consuming more than 50 mg of caffeine per day (the amount in about half a cup of coffee) linked to lower birth weight

Firearm Injuries Up in Children Under 12 During COVID-19 Pandemic

Compared with prepandemic period, increases seen in risk for firearm injuries in young children and injuries inflicted by young children

CDC: U.S. STD Rate at Record High Again

In 2019, nearly 2.5 million Americans had an infection of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis

FDA to Set Limits on Toxic Elements in Baby Food

Agency said it will assess the science, set maximum acceptable levels, and monitor baby food makers' compliance

Burnout Symptoms Common for Neonatal Health Care Workers

66 percent of HCWs reported burnout symptoms; 73 percent felt burnout had increased among their coworkers during pandemic

Prenatal, Postnatal Exposure to PM2.5 Linked to Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis

Association seen between incident allergic rhinitis and increase in PM2.5 during period from 30 gestational weeks to 52 weeks after birth

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

CDC Says 3 Feet of Social Distancing Now OK in Most Classrooms

Middle school, high school students should remain at least 6 feet apart in communities where COVID-19 transmission is high

Screen Time Linked to Risks to Children’s Psychosocial Well-Being

Increased screen time at age 5 years linked to risks for multiple psychosocial symptoms; fewer risks found for electronic games than program viewing

Parent, Child Well-Being Affected by Schooling Mode During COVID-19

Mental, emotional, physical health outcomes worse for children not receiving in-person school instruction and their parents