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
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
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...
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.
In a recent study, children with multiple sclerosis had differences in the abundance of specific gut bacteria than children without the disease.
A team of surgeons in Japan has developed a technique to relieve airway obstruction in children.
Research published 16 May, 2016 shows the wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK.
The latest York U concussion research studied the prolonged difficulty in cognitive-motor integration in 50 children and adolescents with a history of concussion.
Researchers at The University of Alabama at Birmingham have determined specific risk factors associated with hospital readmission following pediatric neurosurgery.
Most socioeconomically deprived 2-3 times as likely to poison themselves as least deprived.
Drug also accounts for significant proportion of young kids' intensive care admissions.
For children with severe heart failure, the only available means of life support are ventricular assist devices (VADs) placed outside the body.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies.
Babies born with transposition of the great arteries undergo arterial switch in first days of life.
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...
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...
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.