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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Childrens Health: Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children ♦ High fever: Is it measles or flu? ♦ Childhood maltreatment linked to sleep problems

Researchers hope to improve dental health by changing caregiver's behavior Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers have sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. So they recently investigated how a parent or other caregiver's education level and dental habits affect children's dental health
High fever: Is it measles or flu? A pathologist and infectious disease expert offers symptoms parents should watch for if they suspect their child has the measles.
'Herd immunity' threatened in measles outbreak, pathologist says Spending time with other people is a cure for loneliness. But being a member of a vaccinated community has an important added benefit: preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. The current concern over outbreaks of measles in the United States provides valuable lessons about how vaccinations are effective across a broad community.
Childhood maltreatment linked to sleep problems among adults Adults who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping than their counterparts who were not maltreated during childhood.
Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of medications. These strategies incorporate a new understanding of how to mitigate the risk of suicide while on SSRI treatment

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