Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with infants, children and adolescents and their diseases. A child's physician provides not only medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill but also preventive health services for healthy children. This category includes news on childhood diseases and illnesses, parenting tips, learning and development, social skills, breastfeeding and infant care.
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Fewer adolescents also report using marijuana.A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining.
Researchers suggest a hormone called spexin may be involved in early weight gain, after identifying low levels of the hormone among obese teenagers.
Tighter curbs on car exhaust and industrial waste and boost in fuel quality needed.
Smoking during pregnancy may affect the mental health of offspring, increasing their risk of schizophrenia by 38 percent, new research suggests.
A five-week obesity prevention program for seventh grade students in Southern California helped obese students lose weight over a long-term period, according to a new study from the RAND...
Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages is significantly associated with e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health...
Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England's strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation...
Cardiomyopathy, or a deterioration of the ability of the heart muscle to contract, generally leads to progressive heart failure.
Babies born prematurely at an extremely low birth weight may have lower income and poorer health in later life than those born a normal weight.
Infarct (tissue damage) volume and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) were associated with poor neurological outcomes after childhood stroke but hypertension and fever were not, according to an...
Counseling guidelines necessary for pediatric patients receiving fertility, sexual function treatment
The drugs and therapies used to treat medical conditions often come with side effects. Doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals strive to be sure we are made aware.
An experimental model uses genetics-guided biomechanics and patient-derived stem cells to predict what type of inherited heart defect a child will develop, according to authors of a new study in...
Bereaved parents should be given full details about how to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk factors
New research indicates parents want paediatricians to give them detailed information about their child's death.
Interventions designed to reduce alcohol use among fraternity members are no more effective than no intervention at all, according to an analysis of 25 years of research involving over 6,000...
Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills.
All stems from malignant transformed precursor lymphocytes, the blood's defense cells. Nowadays, four out of five young leukemia patients can be treated successfully with aggressive chemotherapy.
Women who take the drug pregabalin - used to treat pain, anxiety, and epilepsy - during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with a birth defect, say researchers.
Though it only affects 10-15 percent of people with Tourette's, involuntary swearing is perceived as a key symptom of the neurological condition. We investigate why.
High levels of water hardness in the home may be linked to the development of eczema early in life, according to a new study led by King's College London.
New data show that tiotropium helps children with their asthma symptoms by improving lung function in comparison to placebo
New data from the Phase III VivaTinA-asthma® study show that when used as an add-on to maintenance asthma therapy (inhaled corticosteroid, ICS, or ICS plus another maintenance therapy)...