Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr
30

Overprotective parents can make a kid a target of bullies

It’s no surprise that children who are abused or neglected are more likely to be bullies or victims of bullying, but youngsters with overprotective parents are also at increased risk of being bullied, according to a finding from a meta-analysis of 70 studies that included more than 200,000 children. In the studies analyzed, children of …

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Apr
30

Screen students before participation in sports with an ECG

There is controversy concerning the most effective screening strategy for youngsters participating in sports. The European Society of Cardiology advocates the use of the 12-lead ECG, while the American Heart Association does not, placing emphasis on symptoms. In one study reported here, a pre-sports participation exam that included a 12-lead ECG turned up group 2 …

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Apr
30

Childhood catatonia commonly missed, badly managed

Catatonic syndrome is a common child and adolescent psychotic disorder that responds well to benzodiazepines, with the addition of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) if there is insufficient response to benzodiazepines. (Source: Medscape)s your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!