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CDC finds nearly 80% decline in chickenpox from 2000 to 2010 | Federal report looks at sexual behavior of teens in U.S. | Some micronutrients may boost teens' fitness levels
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CDC finds nearly 80% decline in chickenpox from 2000 to 2010
The number of chickenpox cases in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010 fell almost 80%, from 43 per 100,000 people to nine, CDC researchers wrote in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The highest declines were reported among children, but adults with the disease are more likely to become seriously ill.
MyHealthNewsDaily.com (8/16),  HealthDay News (8/16) 
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Federal report looks at sexual behavior of teens in U.S.
Data from the CDC's 2007 to 2010 National Survey of Family Growth showed that two-thirds of young people aged 15 to 24 have practiced oral sex and nearly a quarter did so before engaging in vaginal intercourse. Many people of all ages are not aware that oral sex can increase the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, said one expert. The findings appear in the National Health Statistics Reports.
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Some micronutrients may boost teens' fitness levels
Blood samples taken from about 1,000 12- to 17-year-olds revealed that certain micronutrients were linked to higher physical fitness scores. Cardiorespiratory fitness in men was connected to levels of hemoglobin, retinol and vitamin C; for women, beta-carotene and vitamin D, Spanish researchers wrote in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Different combinations of micronutrients were associated with muscular fitness.
United Press International (8/16) 
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Absenteeism is more common among childhood cancer survivors
Canadian researchers looked at the report cards of 208 childhood cancer survivors and their siblings and found that they were twice as likely to miss school days than their peers. Other studies have shown that absenteeism has a negative impact on academic success and the likelihood of attending college. The findings appear in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Reuters (8/16) 
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Self-restraint in childhood may lessen future weight problems
Children who were able to demonstrate self-control were less likely to face weight issues as they entered adulthood, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. To foster delayed gratification, "parents may want to consider encouraging their child to learn martial arts, mindfulness meditation or yoga," researcher Tanya Schlam says.
WebMD (8/16) 
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Study: Brain imaging can predict children's age
Researchers were able to predict children's ages with 92% accuracy by measuring 200 structural brain features using multimodal structural magnetic resonance imaging. "Our study shows that noninvasive, imaging-based biomarkers can be used to assess different phases of human brain maturity, producing a highly precise biological metric of an individual's age," writes Timothy T. Brown of the University of California, San Diego.
DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (8/16) 
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Baby seats recalled over fall hazard
Bumbo International on Wednesday announced the recall of about 4 million of its floor seats for babies following at least 84 reports of injuries that included more than 20 skull fractures. The company will also offer consumers a repair kit with a strap to secure babies in the seats.
USA Today (8/15) 
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Poll shows practice preference among graduating doctors
Data from the annual Residents and Fellows Survey showed 46% of graduating physicians would prefer a group practice environment, while 29% favor hospital practice. Researchers also found 95% of respondents selected suburban communities as their preferred practice location, while 84% desired a metropolitan community and 32% ruled out rural areas.
Becker's Hospital Review (8/16) 
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Report highlights 5 physician payment models for ACOs
A Commonwealth Fund report discusses five options for accountable care organizations to compensate doctors, including equal shares and productivity-based compensation. "Ultimately, an ACO's compensation model needs to be locally determined, based on the unique makeup of the physician population, the relationship that exists between providers and payers, and other factors," the report notes.
Becker's Hospital Review (8/14) 
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HHS releases exchange blueprint
HHS has released the final version of its blueprint for state health insurance exchanges. Regulation of navigators was discussed at the meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and a panel approved five white papers on exchanges at NAIC's summer meeting.
Health Affairs Blog (8/15) 
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What the high court?s ruling on health reform law means for children and pediatricians
This month’s Washington Report in AAP News takes a detailed look at the Supreme Court’s ruling, which preserves the law’s gains for pediatricians and children. The court’s decision on the law’s Medicaid expansion, however, is a little more complicated.
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New NCE program guide now available
A new Pediatric Surgical Specialists and Medical Subspecialists program guide is now available for the 2012 AAP National Conference and Exhibition taking place Oct. 19-23 in New Orleans. Don't miss featured sessions related to collaborative care. Visit the NCE website to view the guide.
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