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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At the dining table, babies determine food selection based more on social cues, rather than nutritional ones. Findings have implications for policymakers.
Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal foetal development and during the course of various diseases.
A potent chemotherapy drug can be life saving for children with cancer, but a new review highlights how it can have long-lasting negative effects on the heart.
Children with a genetic susceptibility for asthma development may be at lower risk of respiratory symptoms if they are breast-fed, researchers find.
Exposure to extreme heat or cold during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.
A new Tel Aviv University study has determined that natural, spontaneous deliveries and induced deliveries following the rupture of the amniotic sac in the mother share similar neonatal outcomes...
Children prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may be at higher risk of food allergies, with the risk increasing with higher antibiotic use.
Decision-making tool may help doctors cut unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for children with coughs and respiratory tract infections
Respiratory tract infections (RTI) with cough are the most common reason children are prescribed antibiotics by their doctors, but up to a third of prescriptions may be unnecessary.
Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents' psychiatric disorders, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
Two epilepsy drugs, levetiracetam and topiramate, may not harm the thinking skills and IQs of school-age children born to women who took them while pregnant, according to a recent study.
Naturally occurring sugars present in some women's breast milk have the potential to prevent group B streptococcus infection in babies, researchers find.
Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found.
New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong (Aug. 28 - Sept.
A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight gain.
Findings from a study of Canadian data show that fortifying foods with folic acid are associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects.
Instead of lowering the risk of teenage pregnancy, baby simulator-based programs increase pregnancy risk among adolescents, a new study finds.
Two studies have shown that soluble corn fiber supplements can help build and retain calcium in the bones of adolescent and postmenopausal women.
Learn all about Mycoplasma pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause mild infections in the lung. This article looks at transmission, symptoms, and treatment.
Challenging the common assumption that most youths use e-cigarettes to inhale nicotine, a new study finds most use the devices for the flavor of the vapor.
Traumatic brain injury associated with premature mortality and long-term psychosocial outcomes in a nationwide Swedish cohort
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during youth is associated with elevated risks of impaired adult functioning, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine.