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RedHill begins Phase III RHB-102 trial to treat gastroenteritis
RedHill Biopharma has initiated a Phase III clinical trial of RHB-102, an oral, extended-release, once-daily formulation of the antiemetic drug ondansetron, to treat patients suffering from acute gastroenteritis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)
Title: Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/30/2013 7:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - September 2, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

WHO Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network 2008-2012WHO Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network 2008-2012
This review summarizes the progress made by the WHO-coordinated global hospital surveillance network for rotavirus disease, a leading cause of severe gastroenteritis among young children. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

World Briefing: Congo: Illness Kills at Least 70 People
At least 70 people have died in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said Thursday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REUTERS Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Africa World Health Organization Source Type: news

WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link
KINSHASA/DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Truth About Stomach Flu
Stomach flu isn’t really a ‘flu.’ It’s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MIcrocystin: the hepatotoxin that shut down Toledo’s water supply
  Microcystin-LR 3.5 out of 5 stars The Toxicology of Microcystins. Dawson RM. Toxicon 1998;36:953-962. Abstract Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the faucet . . . While I was on vacation, the big toxicology story involved contamination of the water supply to Toledo Ohio. As a result almost half a million people in the area were warned not to drink — or even shower with — water from Lake Erie. The cause was a bloom of freshwater cyanobacteria, resulting from increased levels of phosphates and fertilizer. These cyanobacteria product microcystin, a heat-stable hepatotoxin. Microcystin can cause 3 clin...
Source: The Poison Review - August 8, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical acute liver failure algae cyanobacteria hepatoxicity microcystin toledo ohio Source Type: news

Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks -- United States, 2009-2012Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks -- United States, 2009-2012
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis and foodborne disease in the United States, with 19-21 million cases annually. What actions can be taken to reduce its transmission? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?
(Washington University School of Medicine) To better understand probiotics' capabilities, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a nationwide clinical trial to determine whether one of the most commonly used probiotics can safely and effectively treat infants and toddlers suffering from acute gastroenteritis, otherwise known as stomach virus or 'stomach flu.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Norovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis WorldwideNorovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis Worldwide
Norovirus is associated with nearly one fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, suggesting the need for vaccines or other targeted interventions to reduce norovirus burden. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 2, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Here Are the Real Victims of Pakistan’s War on the Taliban
An elderly displaced man carries a sack of rations on his shoulder. The Pakistan Army has distributed 30,000 ration packs of 110 kg each. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 1 2014 (IPS) Three days ago, Rameela Bibi was the mother of a month-old baby boy. He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a chest infection that he contracted when the family fled their home in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale military offensive against the Taliban has forced nearly half a million people to flee. Weeping uncontrollable, Bibi struggles to recount her story. “My son was born on Jul. 2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Population Povert Source Type: news

Norovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis Worldwide‏Norovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis Worldwide‏
Norovirus is associated with nearly one fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide‏, suggesting the need for vaccines or other targeted interventions to reduce norovirus burden. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Your Stomach Bug May Well Be Norovirus
Nearly 20 percent of gastroenteritis cases stem from the 'cruise-ship virus,' study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Norovirus Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noroviruses Cause Nearly a Fifth of Gastroenteritis Cases Worldwide (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Noroviruses are found in 18% of patients with acute gastroenteritis worldwide, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 27, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Norovirus a huge cause of gastroenteritis worldwide
High figures highlight need for a vaccineRelated items from OnMedicaUK rotavirus vaccination programme for next yearCases of norovirus – up 83% on last yearCopper kills norovirusDiarrhoea in kids mostly caused by just four pathogensRotavirus vaccine offered to babies from today (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 27, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Noroviruses cause around a fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide
Noroviruses are a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting) across all age groups, responsible for almost one-fifth of all cases worldwide. New estimates highlight the importance of developing norovirus vaccines, say the authors. "Our findings show that norovirus infection contributes substantially to the global burden of acute gastroenteritis, causing both severe and mild cases and across all age groups. Diarrhea remains one of the leading causes of death of children in developing regions of the world." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Seven Die in Gastroenteritis Outbreak in Jigawa
[Independent]Commissioner for Health in Jigawa, Dr Tafida Abubakar, on Wednesday said an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Hadejia community in Hadejia Local Government Area had claimed seven lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

20 million get sick each year from norovirus -- stomach flu -- in the United States
Alex CukanATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) -- About 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year, mostly from eating in restaurants, catering or banquet facilities. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Probiotics Effective and If So, For What Problems?
Discussion Colic is often defined by Wessel’s rule of threes: crying 3 or more hours/per day, 3 or more days per week, for 3 weeks or more. Colic is a diagnosis of exclusion based upon through history and physical examination in a healthy growing child being fed properly. It usually starts at 1-2 weeks of age, stops around 3-4 months and has no predictable long-term outcomes such as behavioral, tempermental or psychological problems. Parental and caregiver support is the most important treatment for excessive crying and colic as these infants can be very intense individuals who require a great deal of attention. For...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Daniel Hames choked to death on his own vomit in hospital after nurse went break
Daniel Hames had been repeatedly hospitalised with acute gastroenteritis before he died at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary last March, an inquest has heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating Against Their Will
A poster to promote rotavirus vaccination. Credit: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IPS.By Monde Kingsley NforYAOUNDÉ, May 7 2014 (IPS) The growing number of child deaths from diarrhoea in Cameroon has necessitated the introduction of a new vaccine (RotaTeq) designed to protect babies under five against common types of rotaviruses that cause diarrhoea. But growing skepticism over new vaccines, and lack of potable water and proper hygiene could thwart such public health efforts, experts say. “Diarrhoea is one of the top killers of children under five in Cameroon, responsible for more than 5,800 deaths in children under five yearly,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Monde Kingsley Nfor Tags: Active Citizens Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories Religion TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Cameroon Children Vaccination Source Type: news

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest
Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. "Notification of outbreaks to public health units should occur within 24 hours of any outbreak so that diagnostic testing and control measures can begin as soon as possible," the researchers state. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest
(Wiley) Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 2, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Norovirus suspected in killing four in Minn, hundreds sickened
MINNEAPOLIS, March 14 (UPI) -- Several U.S. cities report norovirus -- also known as stomach flu -- has hit nursing homes, veterans' homes, schools, libraries and even a coffee shop. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Long Before Gastroparesis Improves?
Discussion “[Gastroparesis] (GP) is a motor and sensory disorder of the stomach characterized by delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Symptoms classically include nausea, vomiting, early satiety, bloating, postprandial fullness, abdominal pain and weight loss….GP is often not recognized and thus can remain untreated in children.” In the adult population, the age adjusted prevalence of GP is 9.6 (for men) and 37.8 (for women) per 100,000. There is no specific prevalence data available for children. It appears from some data that GP identification is rising and some data sugges...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 24, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Woman died of ‘pneumonia’ after GP diagnosed gastric flu
Medical Council told of difficulty in getting test results - particularly on a Saturday     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Pearls About Metformin and Lactic Acidosis
3.5 out of 5 stars Metformin accumulation: Lactic acidosis and high plasmatic metformin levels in a retrospective case series of 66 patients on chronic therapy. Vecchio S et al. Clin Toxicol 2014 Feb;52:129-135. Abstract Metformin is frequently used alone or in combination to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood glucose by decreasing hepatic gluconeogenesis, predominantly by inhibiting mitochondrial respiratory chain complex I. The drug is eliminated mainly by the kidneys, and acute or chronic renal insufficiency may allow accumulation of the drug with increasing levels. A small percentage of patients on metformin devel...
Source: The Poison Review - February 13, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical glucophage lactic acidosis MALA metabolic acidosis metformin Source Type: news

What You Should Know About The Norovirus
With a number of cruise ships pulling into port with sick passengers, the norovirus--previously referred to as the Norwalk virus--has been brought to our attention again. This virus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the US--characterized by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea- continues to be a major public health issue, with no viable vaccine in sight. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Doctor diagnosed woman with gastric flu a day before she died
Vicki Core, a trainee hairdresser, was pronounced dead in Tallaght Hospital in 2007     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will the flu cost you vacation days from work?
January beings the peak season for the flu.   We have ample supply of the vaccine and urge parents to schedule an appointment to get their children immunized.    This can be done in our “shots only” clinic or if you have a regularly scheduled  appointment, just ask the nurse or physician about getting the flu shot while you are in the office.Flu season can be mild one year and awful the next.   The influenza A strain is the most prevalent virus this year although there are over 200 different strains of the virus that have been identified this season.   For some, the vir...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Bradley Hospital researchers link lack of sleep in teens to higher risk of illness
(Lifespan) Newly released findings from Bradley Hospital published in the Journal of Sleep Research have found that acute illnesses, such as colds, flu, and gastroenteritis were more common among healthy adolescents who got less sleep at night. Additionally, the regularity of teens' sleep schedules was found to impact their health. The study, titled "Sleep patterns are associated with common illness in adolescents," was led by Kathryn Orzech, Ph.D. of the Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A Doctor's View on Gastroenteritis Diagnosis
Title: A Doctor's View on Gastroenteritis DiagnosisCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/5/2013 4:33:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2013 4:33:56 PM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - November 5, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Doctor's View on Gastroenteritis Treatment
Title: A Doctor's View on Gastroenteritis TreatmentCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/1/2013 7:23:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2013 7:23:32 PM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - November 1, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

After years of suppression, scientists finally admit copper destroys norovirus (and so does silver)
The highly infectious norovirus, or stomach flu bug, causes a very common illness, affecting hundreds of millions of people who come into contact with it through contaminated food, water, surfaces or other people every year. Now, scientists have discovered that copper... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

CDC Data: Norovirus Can Be Killer
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Norovirus was the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks and associated hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. from 2009 to 2010, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 4, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaccination Protects against Norovirus Symptoms
While not usually life threatening, norovirus infection produces a very discomforting gastrointestinal illness that affects tens of millions annually. As one of the most common viral infections that rivals the flu and is the bane of cruise ship vacationers, norovirus is sometimes called the stomach flu. In fact, though, it is a distinct virus from the flu virus--influenza. Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Influenza, on the other hand, affects the respiratory system....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Biotech Biomedical)
Source: About.com Biotech Biomedical - September 29, 2013 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Lactobacillus GG to Treat Acute Gastroenteritis in ChildrenLactobacillus GG to Treat Acute Gastroenteritis in Children
Could probiotics be a good treatment option for acute gastroenteritis in children? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Norovirus spreads to others three days after symptoms stop
ATLANTA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- People infected with norovirus -- also known as "stomach flu" -- can spread the disease for three days after their symptoms stop, a U.S expert says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Copper surfaces 'rapidly destroy norovirus'
Scientists say they have discovered that copper and copper alloy surfaces are capable of destroying the highly contagious sickness bug, norovirus, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Norovirus is the most common trigger of gastroenteritis, causing individuals to experience stomach pain, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. The infection is at its most prominent during winter months but can be contracted all year round... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Heat Waves Tied to Flare-Ups of Digestive Illness
Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Crohn's Disease, Gastroenteritis, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing healthcare to neighbourhoods isolated by sectarian violence
Violent sectarian clashes between residents of two of Lebanon’s most deprived districts are leaving ordinary people caught in the crossfire as they struggle to access healthcare and get on with their daily lives. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing medical services to people on both sides of the frontline. Syria StreetinLebanon’s northern city ofTripoliis the frontline of a violent conflict between two neighbourhoods. On one side of the street is Jabal Mohsen, an Alawite neighbourhood where around 60,000 people live crammed into an area of 2.5 square kilometres. On the other side is Bab al-Tabbaneh, h...
Source: MSF News - August 29, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Lebanon Syria NEWS Frontpage Source Type: news

Rotavirus Vaccine Benefits Extend Beyond Immediate TargetsRotavirus Vaccine Benefits Extend Beyond Immediate Targets
Fewer gastroenteritis hospitalizations among older children and adults suggest indirect effects of immunization, authors say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Heat Waves Linked to FlaresInflammatory Bowel Disease: Heat Waves Linked to Flares
A Swiss study has suggested a link between heat waves and bouts of inflammatory bowel disease and infectious gastroenteritis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Impact of Rotavirus Mass VaccinationThe Impact of Rotavirus Mass Vaccination
Rotavirus infections are one of the most frequent causes of gastroenteritis in children worldwide. Has mass vaccination helped? BMC Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Australia faces increased risk of disease from climate change, reports find
A number of recent studies have shown a clear connection between a warming planet and increased health risksAustralia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world. The report, part-funded by the US National Science Foundation and published in Science, found that climate change is already abetting diseases in wildlife and agriculture, with humans at heightened risk from dengue fever, malaria and cholera. Wealthy countries will do much better at predicting and tackling new disease threa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: theguardian.com News Climate change Environment Australia Source Type: news

Novel mechanism identified in host-pathogen gastroenteritis interactions
A seafood contaminant that thrives in brackish water during the summer works like a spy to infiltrate cells and quickly open communication channels to sicken the host, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report. Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria, which cause gastroenteritis, inject proteins called effectors into host cells. One of those effectors, VopQ, almost immediately starts to disrupt the important process of autophagy via a novel channel-forming mechanism, the scientists report in the investigation available online at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

GPs launch rotavirus vaccination for babies
GPs across the UK will offer rotavirus vaccination to over half a million babies a year from Monday, in a bid to reduce the spread of gastroenteritis. (Source: HealthcareRepublic Pharmacist News)
Source: HealthcareRepublic Pharmacist News - July 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Copper and copper alloy surfaces kill norovirus, or stomach flu
SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 29 (UPI) -- Copper and copper alloys destroy norovirus -- an infectious "vomiting" bug that sickens more than 267 million people worldwide, British researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus Rapidly Destroyed On Copper
New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper and copper alloys will rapidly destroy norovirus - the highly-infectious sickness bug. The virus can be contracted from contaminated food or water, person-to-person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning surfaces made from copper could effectively shut down one avenue of infection. Worldwide, norovirus is responsible for more than 267 million cases of acute gastroenteritis every year... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Norovirus Overtakes Rotavirus in ChildrenNorovirus Overtakes Rotavirus in Children
Now that most children are vaccinated against rotavirus, norovirus is the predominant cause of pediatric gastroenteritis. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news