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Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide

Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens
Two novel immune-response clusters have been identified to respiratory syncytial virus

Two Novel Immune-Response Clusters Identified to RSV

Cluster characterized by higher type-2 and type-17 cytokines tied to first-, second-year recurrent wheeze
From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation and suicide attempts among U.S. children

Suicide Ideation, Attempts Increasing Among U.S. Children

Increase in annual percentage of all visits for suicide ideation, attempts from 2008 to 2015
From 1999 to 2014 there was a decrease in prescription medication use overall among children and adolescents

Prescription Med Use in Children Down Overall From 1999 to 2014

Increases in eight medication classes, including asthma and ADHD medications, contraceptives
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its approval of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) to include children aged 10 and older.

FDA Expands Use of MS Drug to Include Children

Gilenya is the first multiple sclerosis drug approved for children
For children undergoing procedural sedation for a painful procedure

Peds Fasting Duration Not Tied to Adverse Sedation Outcomes

Preprocedural fasting duration not linked to adverse events for children undergoing procedural sedation
Medicaid-insured children are at increased risk for mental health diagnoses and psychotropic prescriptions after hospitalization for an injury compared with pre-hospitalization

Risk of Pediatric Mental Illness Up After Injury Hospitalization

In Medicaid population, those with burns or head injury at increased risk for mental health diagnoses
Children with exposure to secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke have an increased rate of emergency department visitation

Child Secondhand Pot + Tobacco Exposure Ups Risk for ER Visits

Children in the marijuana and tobacco exposure group also had increase in otitis media episodes
About 20 percent of Medicaid-insured children receive a psychiatric diagnosis by age 8 years

Psychiatric Diagnosis Common in Medicaid-Insured Children

About 20 percent receive a psychiatric diagnosis by age 8; 10 percent receive psychotropic medication
Children living in neighborhoods with low walkability are at increased risk of asthma

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids

Findings among children for both incident asthma and ongoing asthma