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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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Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 23:00
Child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official...

Does vitamin D level at birth predict risk of MS?

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring.

Evaluating mitochondrial replacement in families with mitochondrial disease

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 09:00
Mitochondria carrying disease-causing mutations have, in human eggs, been replaced with healthy donor mitochondria in a small proof-of-principle study published online in Nature.

RCPCH responds to launch of sudden unexpected death guidelines

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 05:00
In support of the launch of 'Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood' published by a multi-agency working group convened by The Royal College of Pathologists and The Royal College of...

Toddlers may know when you are not telling the truth, say Singapore and US experts

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 05:00
A new study has shown that toddlers as young as two-and-a-half years old can understand when others have different thoughts from them - much earlier than the age of four as traditionally thought.

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

Community healthcare professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 05:00
School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic...

Screening newborns for muscle wasting condition not recommended, UK

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 05:00
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) finds babies should not be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Water beads a serious risk to children

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 23:00
Parents are being warned of the risks posed to children by water beads, which have been increasingly marketed as toys and learning aids for autistic children.

The festive fib: Does lying to children about Santa do more harm than good?

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 23:00
Millions of parents lie to their children about Santa Claus every Christmas, but is this festive fabrication really as harmless as it seems?

Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 23:00
On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids.

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.

Hypertension and prehypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated in US children

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC report provides recommendations for improving management of children with medical complexity

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 08:00
Care of children with medical complexity who have significant chronic health problems resulting in extensive health care needs require an optimized framework with the medical home as the foundation...

Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment.

Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.

African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H.

Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research.

Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts later delinquency and dropout risk at age 12

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having...

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency.