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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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No association found between Tdap vaccination during pregnancy and microcephaly, structural birth defects in offspring

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
In an analyses that included more than 300,000 births, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine administration during pregnancy was not significantly associated with increased...

Are bedtime access, use of portable devices associated with poor sleep?

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 05:00
Portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are ever present in children's lives, and the majority of children and adolescents have devices present where they sleep.

Young people with liver conditions face an elevated risk of depression and anxiety

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 05:00
Researchers have found that many teens and young adults with chronic liver conditions suffer from depression and anxiety, which can have considerable impacts on their emotional and physical health.

New study: Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
CHOP autism and ADHD experts say current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Many young children with liver failure die while waiting for a transplant or soon after receiving one

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
A new analysis reveals unacceptable mortality rates in young US children with chronic liver disease while they are on transplant waiting lists as well as after transplantation.

Prescription opioids blamed for rise in pediatric poisonings

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 07:00
Widespread use of prescription opioids has been linked to a dramatic rise in drug-related emergencies and hospitalization among children and adolescents.

Promise of better targeted treatments now possible in children's brain cancer

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 23:00
More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and the disease kills more children than any other cancer.

New study links autism to mutations in mitochondrial DNA

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 23:00
Children with autism spectrum disorder have a higher number of mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their family members, according to new research.

Infants born to obese women and fed with breast milk gain less weight than those fed with powdered milk within their first 6 months of life

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 23:00
An international study coordinated by professor Cristina Campoy from the department of Paediatrics at the University of Granada (UGR) has showed that breastfed infants born to obese women keep a...

Treating children's peanut allergy via skin patch shows promise in trial

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 06:00
Clinical trial of a skin patch to treat peanut allergy concludes treatment is safe and modestly effective, with greatest benefits for younger children.

Majority of stillbirth cases remain unexplained, suggesting post mortem investigation needs to be refined, GOSH research finds

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 05:00
Analysis by a Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) led team looking at the effectiveness of different elements of the post mortem process shows that, despite full standard investigation, in the...

MRI shows brain disruption in children with PTSD

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
Children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks inside their brains, according to a study appearing online in the journal...

IU research finds link between molecular mechanisms in prostate cancer and Ewing's sarcoma

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
Gene link could mean children suffering from rare cancerous tumor may respond to future prostate cancer treatments.

Adolescents do not 'get the gist' when it comes to making risky decisions online

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
Adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved, according to new research by the University of Plymouth.

Importance of universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research.

Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
Inherited heart disease can be successfully detected within families by screening one-to-two year old children at the time of their routine vaccinations, according to a clinical study led by...

Brain scans of children with Tourette's offer clues about disorder

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
Differences noted in brain regions involving sensation, sensory processing.Using MRIs, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Combining dental, medical procedures may safely limit children's anesthesia exposure

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 23:00
Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family...

Dose of dextrose gel lowers risk of low blood sugar in newborns

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 05:00
A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study published in PLOS...

Children of severely obese mothers at higher risk of ADHD

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 05:00
Babies born to severely overweight mothers have a greater chance of developing conditions such as ADHD, research has found.