A report from the Netherlands said long-term continuous growth hormone treatment is safe and effective in children with Prader-Willi syndrome. The study, which followed up on four years of treatment, considered the effects of the therapy on body composition, growth, bone maturation and safety parameters.
A study found 52.2% of pediatric and adult patients getting abdominal or pelvic CT scans received unnecessary extra imaging, which increased radiation exposure. Researchers said delayed-phase imaging accounted for 77.7% of the unneeded exams.
Health officials say the second wave of the H1N1 flu in the U.S. may have reached its peak after cases of the flu continued to drop over the past four weeks. However, there is a possibility of "another uptick of activity late this year or early next year" similar to what happened during the 1957 flu pandemic, said Thomas Skinner, spokesman for the CDC.
U.S. data on adopted children showed 85% were in excellent or very good health, according to their parents, and 88% of those age 6 and older had positive social behaviors. The study, written by the HHS and nonpartisan research group Child Trends, found adopted children were more likely to have been diagnosed with depression, ADHD or a behavioral disorder and 54% had some special health care need.