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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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ADHD: Younger children 'may be overdiagnosed'

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:00
New research suggests that the birth date of a child might influence their risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 05:00
Learn all about inattentive ADHD, a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options.

Early-life asthma may contribute to childhood obesity

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:00
A new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication.

Prune Juice: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 05:00
Learn about the major nutrients found in prunes, the amount of dietary fiber, and their medical properties. Should prune juice be given to children?

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 05:00
Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio...

Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 23:00
The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly.

Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 23:00
Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a...

Brain mapping premature babies can help to predict childhood disability

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 23:00
New research suggests that early brain mapping of white matter injury may help to predict later disability in prematurely born infants.

Can delayed umbilical cord clamping reduce infant anemia at age 8,12 months?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
A delay of three minutes or more in umbilical cord clamping after birth reduced the prevalence of anemia in infants at 8 and 12 months of age in a randomized clinical trial in Nepal, according to a...

Adoptees advantaged by birth language memory

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
Language learning very early on in life can be subconsciously retained even when no conscious knowledge of the early experience remains.

New insights in genetic defect allow prevention of fatal illnesses in children

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
A team of scientists led by prof. Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) and prof. Isabelle Meyts (UZ Leuven - KU Leuven) were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation...

1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies.

Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to...

Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections in children

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in...

Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems.

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.

Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic.

Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 23:00
Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.

Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 07:00
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.

What Effect Does Caffeine Have on People with ADHD?

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:00
Can caffeine be used as a treatment for ADHD and what should be considered before caffeine is given to a child? What other treatments are available?