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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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Particle clusters named a culprit in premature birth

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:00
A new study of more than 100 pregnant women pinpoints the abnormal buildup of mineral-protein clusters in amniotic fluid (AF) as a potential culprit in premature birth.

Excessive BMI increase during puberty identified as a new risk factor for mortality due to cardiovascular disease

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:00
Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life.

Alcohol damage to fetus measured by new blood test

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:00
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders include physical and mental disabilities. New research finds a way to predict the extent of the damage at an early stage.

Parents don't notice young children's PTSD - but may need support themselves

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:00
Young children may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognised by their parents according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Classroom-based sex education programmes largely ineffectual, but incentives to stay at school can help

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:00
A global review of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy in adolescents shows sex education programmes have no impact in lowering...

When do speech difficulties in children matter for literacy?

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 05:00
A new study found that speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age.

Proteins as an early warning system for type 1 diabetes?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:00
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear.

Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 08:00
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.

Teens who vape more likely to become heavy smokers

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:00
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.

Cancer: Age of diagnosis may influence heart disease death risk

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 06:00
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.

Can Karo Syrup Be Used for Treating Constipation?

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents, research finds

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:00
Researchers at Bournemouth University and Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.

Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 23:00
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.

What is a Multiple Gestation Pregnancy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 23:00
What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.

Publication of positive Phase 1 study results for EB-101 gene therapy clinical trial for epidermolysis bullosa

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:00
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering gene therapies for life-threatening rare diseases, announced that positive clinical trial results from the...

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 02:00
Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure.

Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
Research suggests major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school.

Kids continue to consume too much salt, putting them at risk

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:00
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year.

New CBT resource shows promise in reducing children's dental anxiety

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's...

Autism: Parents face challenges, too

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 07:00
Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.

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