Addressing parents’ HPV vaccine hesitancy ups vaccination rates

(HealthDay)—Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations, according to a study published online May 15 in Pediatrics. Laura A. Shay, Ph.D., from the University of Texas in San Antonio, and colleagues audio-recorded 43 visits with unvaccinated adolescents at six pediatric clinics in which parents were undecided about HPV vaccination. […]

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Study finds vitamin D supplement decreases wheezing for black preterm infants

African American infants born prematurely are at higher risk for recurrent wheezing. This condition can cause the baby discomfort and is a risk factor for developing asthma later in life. There are no widely-accepted therapies to prevent prematurity-associated wheezing. In a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s […]

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Young toddlers may learn more from interactive than noninteractive media

Preschoolers can learn a lot from educational television, but younger toddlers may learn more from interactive digital media (such as video chats and touchscreen mobile apps) than from TV and videos alone, which don’t require them to interact. That’s the conclusion of a new article that also notes that because specific conditions that lead to learning from media are unclear, […]

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British baby names you’ll fall in love with

When you think of a grand, iconic British name, what moniker comes to mind? Victoria — of course. Elizabeth, perhaps? Agatha? Nigel? Edwin? Percival? Quintessentially English names will never go out of style, but since we’re also talking about Wales, Scotland, and the Irish Republic here, British monikers have an infinite appeal that’s as grounded in mythology and folklore as […]

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