French researchers looked at 477 infants born with congenital toxoplasmosis and found that 30% of children showed one lesion during follow-up but 81% of them did not have any vision loss. Researchers also found 34% of patients who had one ocular lesion continued to develop new lesions in their eyes until age 12. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.
U.S. researchers looked at data from the Pediatrics Health Information System and found a more than eightfold increase in the number of children and teens admitted to the hospital for chronic pain between 2004 and 2010. More than twice as many girls as boys were admitted for chronic pain, and abdominal pain was the most prevalent condition reported, according to the study in the journal Pediatrics.
After peaking in 2004, the rate of injuries related to riding all-terrain vehicles gradually declined among children and teens aged 15 and younger from 2001 to 2010, U.S. researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics. About 361,161 young people were treated in emergency departments for ATV-related injuries during those years, researchers found.
U.S. researchers reviewed nine studies on community-based childhood obesity programs and found that those that focused on children's diet and physical activity as well as those paired with schools were more effective than others. They noted that programs with more participants, longer follow-up time, and those that involved middle school-aged children or younger yielded better outcomes. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.
U.S. researchers analyzed data on 7,516 12- to 17-year-olds who had blood tests for creatinine and cotinine and found that an increase in cotinine levels was linked to a decline in the estimated glomerular filtration rate. The findings suggest that secondhand smoke may contribute to kidney damage in teens, researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics.