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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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Nutritional quality of kids' menus at chain restaurants not improving despite industry pledges

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 05:00
U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with...

Drug shown to aid injured adult brains may exacerbate cognitive problems in children

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:00
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in infants and children in the United States, with more than half a million affected annually, according to the...

Most breastfed infants not receiving recommended vitamin D supplementation

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:00
Although daily vitamin D supplementation is recommended for breastfed infants, adherence to this recommendation is poor.

Study suggests enterovirus infections linked with autoimmunity that leads to type 1 diabetes

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of...

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.

Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.

Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 08:00
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.

Brain alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 07:00
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.

Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment, and Self-Care

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
What is a whitehead and what causes whiteheads? Learn about the recommended treatment and self-care for whiteheads as well as self-help for acne.

Halting lethal childhood leukemia

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic...

Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.

Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 23:00
Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some.

High Bilirubin Levels: Symptoms and Tests

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 23:00
Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high.

Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 23:00
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...

Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 23:00
Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?

My Child is Pigeon Toed: What Should I do?

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 05:00
Pigeon toe is common in young children but what causes it? Learn about pigeon toe for different age groups, when to see a doctor and available treatments.

NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 05:00
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants.An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National...

Brain area keeps growing in adulthood, scientists find

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
Until now, brain development was largely attributed to 'synaptic pruning,' but a new study suggests that cortical growth may be responsible instead.

New study finds girls feel unprepared for puberty

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
Girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

Yoga may help kids with cancer

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in...