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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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Children of depressed parents at high risk of adverse consequences into adulthood

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:00
The latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk for depression reveals that the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that...

CDC study looks at link between age at first solid foods and later child obesity

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 01:00
Does the timing of introducing solid foods to the infant diet affect a child's risk of being obese by 6 years of age?

Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 23:00
In new study, 74 percent of patients had Lyme disease and not septic arthritis.

Early walking in toddlers linked to stronger bones

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:00
Children who start to walk and jump earlier are more likely to have stronger bones later on in life, research shows.

Stem cell gene therapy for fatal childhood disease ready for human trial

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
Scientists in Manchester, who have developed a stem cell gene therapy to reverse a fatal childhood illness, have agreed to work with a new therapeutics company to test it in a human trial.

How children can overcome trauma with psychotherapy

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:00
A multicenter randomized controlled trial performed in Germany and published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses new indications for overcoming trauma in children and adolescents.

Children who are more sensitive may also respond to psychotherapy better according to genetic research

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:00
An investigation published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that genetic biomarkers may predict response to psychotherapy in anxious children.

Gene mutation leads to poorly understood birth defects

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:00
Scientists have identified genetic mutations that appear to be a key culprit behind a suite of birth defects called ciliopathies, which affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 births.

Interventional policies & practices needed to prevent bullying & its harm

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to...

Good nutrition positively affects social development, Penn research shows

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child's social behaviors and development.

Low birthweight linked to higher death rates from infancy through adolescence

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00
Low birthweight is associated with increased death rates from infancy through adolescence, according to a population study of live births in England and Wales published in PLOS Medicine.

Could swaddling babies for sleep raise risk of SIDS?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.

UCLA study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Women suffering from extreme morning sickness often take Zofran (ondansetron) to combat their debilitating nausea and vomiting.

Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed...

E-cigarette and nicotine liquid poisonings increasing rapidly in young children

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 06:00
A new study reports a dramatic rise in young children exposed to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid, prompting calls for stricter regulation and public education.

Clinical trial underway for treatment of sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:00
New technology may benefit unique population of patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines.

Smoking in pregnancy and overweight may set up social divide in child obesity rates

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:00
First study of its kind shows importance of early life factors, say researchers.

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing could transform global health for generations to come, says major report

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:00
Decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10-24 years, according to a major new Lancet Commission on...

Wilderness Medical Society issues official guidelines for prevention and treatment of drowning

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 01:00
Recommendations for rescue, resuscitation, clinical management, disposition, and drowning prevention published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.Drowning is a global threat to human health.

Videogame addiction: Sleep loss, obesity, and cardiovascular risk for some gamers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00
Some children and youth with high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, Hamilton researchers have...