The severity criteria of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) guideline for paediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) boast of a fair to excellent capacity in predicting the need for hospitalization (NFH) and disposition, a study has shown.
The impact of social media use on mental health in teenage girls is primarily due to cyberbullying and disruption in sleep and physical activity, according to an observational study of teenagers in the UK.
The level of triacylglycerols (TAGs) in mothers may predict the risk of food allergy (FA) in their offspring, with the relationship being modified by the timing of solid-food introduction, a recent study has found.
Food quality contributes to a woman’s risk of giving birth to a small (SGA) or large for gestational age (LGA) baby, according to a study. The prudent dietary pattern correlates with lower birth weight and the traditional dietary pattern with higher birth weight relative to high adherence to the high Western diet.
Overweight and obesity show an inverse relationship with acne in a dose-dependent manner in young adults, according to a recent study. This suggests that the metabolically active adipose tissue plays a protective role in acne.
Children exposed to oral contraceptives early in pregnancy tend to start puberty and achieve some pubertal milestones at an earlier age, although the magnitude of effect is small and imprecise, a study has found.
Parenteral antibiotic therapy duration for bacteraemic urinary tract infection (UTI) in young infants may be safely shortened, according to a recent study showing that recurrence and readmission or emergency department revisitation rates are comparable between a ≤7-day and a longer therapy course.