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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New research suggests that the birth date of a child might influence their risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Learn all about inattentive ADHD, a type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options.
A new study examines the link between early-life asthma and the risk of developing obesity in childhood. The research also investigates asthma medication.
Learn about the major nutrients found in prunes, the amount of dietary fiber, and their medical properties. Should prune juice be given to children?
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...
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 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...
New research suggests that early brain mapping of white matter injury may help to predict later disability in prematurely born infants.
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...
Language learning very early on in life can be subconsciously retained even when no conscious knowledge of the early experience remains.
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 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 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...
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...
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.
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.
A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic.
Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.
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?