Acute appendicitis in children was effectively managed with antibiotics (dailyRx News) Untreated appendicitis can have serious consequences. But surgery may not be the only option for children with appendicitis. A research team tested whether appendicitis in children could be treated effectively with antibiotics, avoiding the serious procedure and recovery period associated with surgery. Appendicitis occurs…

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Traffic related air pollution risk factor for asthma hospital readmission for white children (dailyRx News) Asthma affects millions of children in the U.S., making it the most common chronic condition among children. And the air around the homes of some children with asthma may be affecting their condition. A recent study found that traffic-related air…

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Flu vaccine in children effective at preventing admission to pediatric intensive care units and serious complications (dailyRx News) For most kids, the flu means missed days from school and bad symptoms, but for others it can spell hospital time. According to a new study, there may be a way to keep many of these kids…

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