CDC REPORTS HIGH STD CASES IN THE US IN 2016

New cases of sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in the US reached a record high of more than 2 million in 2016, more than 1.6 million of which were from chlamydia, according to a CDC report. Data also showed that syphilis prevalence among newborns increased by 28% between 2015 and 2016. CNN (9/26)

WHY PARENTS DON'T FOLLOW SAFE SLEEP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BABIES

Many parents participating in focus groups said they don't adhere to safe sleep recommendations for their babies because they think sudden infant death syndrome is "fate" and can't be prevented, while others had doubts about the science and concerns about infant comfort, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting.

STUDY LINKS MATERNAL FOLIC ACID INTAKE TO AUTISM RISK IN CHILDREN

Youths born to women who took folic acid supplements around the time of conception had a lower risk of autism, even if their mothers were exposed to pesticides, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives. Low folic acid levels plus repeated exposure to pesticides combined for a higher risk of autism than either factor alone.
HealthDay News (9/8)

UPDATED FLU VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released an updated policy statement in Pediatrics reiterating that all youths ages 6 months and older should receive trivalent or quadrivalent influenza vaccines, not the FluMist live-attenuated intranasal vaccine, this flu season. The statement also urges all pregnant women, household contacts and health care personnel to receive flu shots.

SUMMER VACATION LEADS TO FITNESS LOSS IN CHILDREN, STUDY SAYS

Research that included 400 British children found that over the summer, they lost 80% of the fitness they had built up during the school year. The study, presented at the annual Congress of European College of Sports Science, found fitness loss was 18 times greater among children from the poorest families than among those from the most affluent families. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model)

STUDY LINKS MATERNAL VITAMIN D LEVELS TO CHILD'S BODY FAT LEVELS

Children were more likely to have a higher percentage of body fat at age 5 if their mothers had low vitamin D levels when they were pregnant, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity. Maternal vitamin D levels did not affect a child's risk of incident asthma or eczema, researchers said.
Healio /Endocrine Today (8/11)

STUDY: OLDER TEENS ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF HAVING AUTO ACCIDENTS

Teenage drivers face a greater risk for crashes as they get older, with 34% of high school sophomores having accidents or near misses compared with more than half of seniors, according to a study by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions. Three-fourths of high-school seniors report having confidence in their driving skills, and 71% use a cellphone while driving.
Bloomberg (8/2)

DIETARY BEHAVIORS MAY BE TIED TO ACADEMIC ACHIVEMENT IN CHILDREN

Youths who ate vegetables every night scored significantly higher on most parts of a standardized academic test, compared with those who didn't eat vegetables, according to an Australian study. The findings also showed higher writing scores among those who ate more fruits but lower test scores, especially in reading, among those with increased sugary drink intake.
The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (7/29)

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