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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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Early, high-dose administration of hormone EPO in very preterm infants does not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:00
In a study appearing in JAMA, Giancarlo Natalucci, M.D., of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6...

Infants whose mothers have taken SSRI antidepressants are more likely to have decreased birth weight and gestational length

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 03:00
A new study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower...

First clinical use of bioabsorbable vascular grafts in children shows promise

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:00
Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body's innate healing process, enabling the natural restoration of complex body parts as the synthetic graft is absorbed.

Children with and without multiple sclerosis have differences in gut bacteria

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:00
In a recent study, children with multiple sclerosis had differences in the abundance of specific gut bacteria than children without the disease.

External stenting can relieve chronic airway obstruction in children

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 05:00
A team of surgeons in Japan has developed a technique to relieve airway obstruction in children.

Report on stillbirth and neonatal death rates for local areas across the UK

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:00
Research published 16 May, 2016 shows the wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK.

Children, youth take longer to fully recover from concussion: York U study

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:00
The latest York U concussion research studied the prolonged difficulty in cognitive-motor integration in 50 children and adolescents with a history of concussion.

Risk factors for unplanned hospital readmission following pediatric neurosurgery

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00
Researchers at The University of Alabama at Birmingham have determined specific risk factors associated with hospital readmission following pediatric neurosurgery.

Sharp rise in UK teen poisonings over past 20 years, particularly among girls

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:00
Most socioeconomically deprived 2-3 times as likely to poison themselves as least deprived.

Over half of UK toddler deaths from unintentional drug poisoning due to methadone

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:00
Drug also accounts for significant proportion of young kids' intensive care admissions.

New implantable VAD for severe heart failure in children shows encouraging results in sheep

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:00
For children with severe heart failure, the only available means of life support are ventricular assist devices (VADs) placed outside the body.

Omega-3 lowers childhood aggression in short term, Penn research shows

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00
Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional...

Father's age, drinking impacts offspring development, say researchers

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 23:00
A child's risk of birth defects, obesity, autism, and other conditions may be influenced by their father's age, alcohol use and other lifestyle factors, says a new review.

Is a written asthma action plan for children necessary?

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 23:00
Parents of children with asthma need ongoing education and guidance on this chronic condition and how to prevent and manage symptoms, but does a written asthma action plan improve outcomes more than...

Obesity on the rise in Indonesia

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 23:00
The 'double burden of malnutrition.'Obesity is on the rise in Indonesia, one of the largest studies of the double burden of malnutrition in children has revealed.

Prenatal stress could enhance protective mechanisms of babies

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:00
Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies.

Arterial switch to 12 o'clock associated with reduced coronary reserve in adolescence

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:00
Babies born with transposition of the great arteries undergo arterial switch in first days of life.

Study describes potential transmission of nongenetic behavioral traits to new generations

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:00
Individual symptoms of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, avoidance and a heightened response to stress, can be transmitted from mother to child and even grandchild by multiple non-genetic...

Greater social media use tied to higher risk of eating and body image concerns in young adults

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:00
Logging on to social media sites frequently throughout the week or spending hours trolling various social feeds during the day is linked to a greater risk of young adults developing eating and body...

Scans reveal babies of mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 03:00
Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study.