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A new scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis can identify patients at risk for more serious cases

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis

Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday that there have been reports of teens experiencing seizures following the use of electronic cigarettes.

FDA Reports Cases of Seizures Among Young Vapers

Agency review revealed 35 reported cases of seizures following use of e-cigarettes since 2010
In a joint policy statement published online March 25 in Pediatrics

Policies Recommended to Reduce Sugary Drink Intake in Youth

Strategies aim to lower sugary beverage consumption among children and adolescents
The adoption of stricter state gun laws is associated with improvements in school climate

Stricter Gun Laws Tied to Safer High Schools

Stricter gun laws tied to fewer student reports of being threatened/injured with a weapon at school
For adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

In Youth With ADHD, New-Onset Psychosis Up With Amphetamines

New-onset psychosis occurred in about one in 660 teens, young adults with ADHD receiving stimulants
From 2011 to 2015

2011 to 2015 Saw Increase in Psychiatric ED Visits for Youth

Largest increases in emergency department visits seen for teens, African-Americans, Hispanic patients
Multiple layers of protection are recommended to prevent drowning

Multiple Layers of Protection Recommended to Prevent Drowning

Pediatricians should be aware of leading causes of drowning, should tailor prevention guidance
There has been a steady rise in mood disorder and suicide-related outcomes among individuals born from the early 1980s to the late 1990s

Mental Health Issues Have Risen in Teens, Young Adults

Rates of depressive episodes, serious psychological distress, suicide-related outcomes have increased
Overweight and obesity in adolescence is associated with an increased risk for developing renal cell carcinoma later in life

Extra Weight in Adolescence Tied to Later Risk for Renal Cancer

Among Swedish men, overweight or obesity during adolescence tied to higher risk for renal cell carcinoma
Social media use does not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates

Teens’ Social Media Use Does Not Predict Later Depression

Rather, teen girls with more depression symptoms may use social media more