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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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Mortality rates improve among kids and young adults in the US, especially in poor counties

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 04:00
Recent studies of mortality trends paint a gloomy picture for many middle-aged and older Americans, but a new study focused on children reveals a more optimistic future.

Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 03:00
Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the...

Novartis drug Afinitor significantly reduces seizures in Phase III study of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 03:00
Everolimus is the first adjunctive therapy shown in a prospective randomized Phase III study to achieve clinically significant seizure control in TSC patients1.

Infant BMI is good predictor of obesity at age 2

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:00
CHOP researchers: BMI at 2 months is more accurate than measuring weight-for-length.

In child heart patients, a novel approach improves symptoms of hazardous lymph blockage

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 23:00
Pediatric researchers have devised an innovative, safe and minimally invasive procedure that helps relieve rare but potentially life-threatening airway blockages occurring in children who had...

Nplate® (romiplostim) study in The Lancet shows significant increase in durable platelet response among children with immune thrombocytopenia

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:00
Amgen has announced that The Lancet published results from a Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Nplate® (romiplostim) in children with symptomatic immune...

Precision medicine: is it becoming a reality for childhood cancer?

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:00
For adults with cancer, precision medicine has emerged as a feasible treatment option. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for childhood cancer. But is this changing?

Gene therapy for immunodeficiency shows promise in older children

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:00
Until now, gene therapy for a severe immune system disorder has only succeeded in infants, but a small clinical trial shows that it can also treat older children and young adults.

Teen moms and infant sleep: Mother doesn't always know best

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:00
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States.

Childhood obesity, malnutrition connected to mom's perception of child's weight

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:00
Research calls for new health screenings at well-child doctor visits. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance finds a child's risk for obesity or...

A better understanding of bananas could help prevent blindness

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:00
Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health.

High prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in large population of kids with type 1 diabetes

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 01:00
During the past two decades, vitamin D status, defined as serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, has emerged as a predictor of key clinical outcomes including bone health, glucose metabolism...

Gene therapy pioneered at St. Jude shows early success against "Bubble Boy" disease

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 09:00
Early results suggest novel gene therapy is safe and effective for treatment of inherited immune disease, according to St.

Malaria: Pyramax granules (pyronaridine-artesunate) for children added to WHO list of prequalified medicines

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:00
Pyramax® granules (pyronaridine-artesunate) for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in children from 5-20kg was added to the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of prequalified medicines...

Scientists propose treatment for severe lung diseases

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:00
Acute lung injury triggered by infectious diseases, newborn congenital lung disorders.

Rare pediatric cancer infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) successfully treated with new targeted therapy

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:00
Infant's tumor regression shows promise for experimental treatment. When a baby's life was threatened by a rare pediatric cancer that would not respond to surgery or chemotherapy, doctors at...

When it comes to a child's weight in the ER, mama knows best

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:00
Parents outperform even sophisticated measurement systems in emergency departments when it comes to estimating their children's body weight, according to the results of a systematic review of the...

Children in well-baby group care 90 percent less likely to be overweight than peers in traditional care

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
A novel approach to preventing overweight/obesity in young children by replacing traditional, individual well-child care with a series of group visits that emphasize nutrition-focused...

Causes of childhood obesity complex, but families, media play key roles

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
Children's genetic risks for obesity may be reduced by interventions that strengthen family communication and help children manage their emotions and feelings of satiety, according to a new review...

Prison's extended punch - Female children of inmates at greater risk for neurological problems

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:00
A secondary analysis of data gathered in scores of interviews with female inmates suggests girls who have an incarcerated adult in the family may be at greater risk for lifelong neurological...

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