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Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin rose 200% among children between 1999 and 2012.

Growth Hormone Does Not Impact Glucose Homeostasis in Turner Syndrome

Growth Hormone Does Not Impact Glucose Homeostasis in Turner Syndrome

Treatment with growth hormone did not affect insulin sensitivity or insulin secretion in girls with Turner syndrome.

Researchers Develop Best Practices for Managing Celiac Disease in Children

Researchers Develop Best Practices for Managing Celiac Disease in Children

Best practices have been developed for managing children with celiac disease, according to a special article published online in Pediatrics.

Beta-Blocker Exposure Tied to Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Bradycardia

Beta-Blocker Exposure Tied to Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Bradycardia

Neonates born to mothers exposed to beta-blockers at the time of delivery have increased risk of neonatal hypoglycemia and bradycardia.

Higher-Than-Expected Rates of Obesity, Hypertension in Teen Athletes

Higher-Than-Expected Rates of Obesity, Hypertension in Teen Athletes

Student-athletes have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure as non-athletes, according to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Focusing on Health, Rather Than Weight, Better for Adolescents

Focusing on Health, Rather Than Weight, Better for Adolescents

When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than focus on the number on the scale.

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for Lipid Screening in Children

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for Lipid Screening in Children

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the evidence is currently insufficient to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents (aged 20 years or younger).

AAP: Consider 'Female Athlete Triad' During Office Visits

AAP: Consider 'Female Athlete Triad' During Office Visits

Physicians should be aware of the "female athlete triad," which includes amenorrhea, osteoporosis, and disordered eating.

Multi-Interventional Approach Reduces Preventable Pediatric Hypoglycemic Events

Multi-Interventional Approach Reduces Preventable Pediatric Hypoglycemic Events

The intervention combination can reduce preventable hypoglycemic events in hospitalized children receiving insulin.

Abnormal Blood Glucose Associated With Ischemic Stroke Outcomes in Children

Abnormal Blood Glucose Associated With Ischemic Stroke Outcomes in Children

Children who experienced acute arterial ischemic stroke were more likely to experience abnormal blood pressure, high blood glucose, and/or fever.

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