Daily News Roundup

Radiation Imaging Is Common in Children
The average child in the U.S. will have around seven medical imaging tests involving radiation by the time he or she reaches the age of 18, a new study suggests. (Web M.D.)

Traditional Care Of Late-Preterm Infants Detrimental To Child’s Health
In the last 15 years the U.S has seen a sharp increase in the number of babies born as late-preterm infants, between 34 and 37 weeks’ gestation. This is approximately 400,000 children each year, comprising over 70 percent of all preterm births. Often, late-preterm infants are treated the same as full-term infants since they are commonly a similar size and weight. Growing research is showing that this can be detrimental to a late-preterm infant’s health and frequently results in readmission to the hospital within the first month of life. (Medical News Today)

Interventions aimed at infants improve school readiness and achievement
Parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices increased parent-child play and reading activities critical for child development and school readiness during infancy in at-risk families. (Medical Net.com)

VIP program appears to promote parent-child interactions in families with low socioeconomic status
Parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices appeared to increase parent-child interactions during infancy in at-risk families. (Medical Net.com)

Deadly bacterial infection rising among hospitalized kids

An increasing number of hospitalized children are becoming infected with a type of bacteria known as Clostridium difficile, which can cause severe diarrhea and even death, according to a new study.  The results show the number of cases of Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI, among hospitalized children rose by about 15 percent each year between 1997 and 2006. (MSNBC)

Study: U.S. parents and their adult kids have more conflict than Europeans
Research being reported by LiveScience finds that U.S. parents and their adult children are more than twice as likely to have contentious relationships than their European counterparts. (USA Today)

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