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Watchful waiting an option for mild hip dysplasia in newborns

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sonographic surveillance of newborns with mild hip dysplasia can reduce the need for early abduction splinting without increasing the risk of persistent or more severe dysplasia, a randomized study indicates. For many years, clinical screening of newborns for hip dysplasia...

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Stimulants better than nonstimulants for adult ADHD: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Stimulant medications show greater efficacy than nonstimulants for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults, according to a new meta-analysis. Study authors Dr. Stephen V. Faraone and Dr. Stephen J. Glatt note that stimulants have been the mainstay...

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Only two testing visits needed to confirm asthma in most patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Only two visits to the pulmonary function lab — one for pre- and post-bronchodilatory spirometry and one for a methacholine challenge test — are necessary to confirm an asthma diagnosis in over 90% of patients, according to a report in the January 14th online...