Health Alert: New guidelines for treating infections

Health Alert

(CBS) - The American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing new guidelines to diagnose and treat bacterial sinus infections in children.

The group says doctors can make a diagnosis when a child has an upper respiratory infection lasting more than 10 days or if symptoms like fever and green nasal discharge come on suddenly and last at least three days.

While previous guidelines recommended antibiotics for all children diagnosed, the new guidelines allow doctors to observe some children for a few more days before prescribing medication.

Children whose symptoms come on suddenly or get worse should receive antibiotics.




(CBS) - Researchers have discovered five genetic regions in the brain that have been linked to the start of migraine. 

The study published in the journal Nature genetics could help doctors better understand the cause and biological triggers of the debilitating headaches.




(CBS) - A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds minority children are less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. 

Researchers found the odds of receiving an ADHD diagnosis were 50 percent lower for Hispanic children, and 69 percent lower for black children.

Getting the right diagnosis is key for access to treatment programs and medication.


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