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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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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...

Having a Baby After 35: Information and Associated Risks

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:00
Fertility levels in women begins to decrease during the third decade of life. Learn all about pregnancy later in life after the age of 35 in this article.

The unique biology of human breast milk

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:00
Humans may have the most complex breast milk of all mammals. Milk from a human mother contains more than 200 different sugar molecules, way above the average 30-50 found in, for example, mouse or...

FDA launches first ad campaign focused on dangers of smokeless tobacco among rural teens

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:00
"The Real Cost" extension draws attention to harmful rite of passage for many at-risk teenagers.The U.S.

UAlberta & Little Warriors change the trajectory of child sexual abuse victims

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 00:00
The Be Brave Ranch clinical results show improved outcomes for child sexual abuse survivors.

How children perceive faces: Seven-year-olds show different brain activities than adults

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:00
Humans are experts in facial perception. But not from birth. At which point do children become as skilled at it as adults?

Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis use, appropriateness varies in children's hospitals

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:00
A new study found substantial variability in the use and appropriateness of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis for commonly performed operations at children's hospitals in the United States, according...

Exposure to violence during pregnancy increases risk of prematurity and low birthweight, research suggests

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:00
Exposure to violence during the first trimester of pregnancy could lead to an increase in the risk of prematurity and low birthweight, according to research by Queen Mary University of London and...

Combination therapy may offer better outcomes for patients with retinoblastoma

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:00
Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have demonstrated that targeting survivin -- a protein that inhibits apoptosis or cell death -- enhances the...

Dental public health expert welcomes report on the state of British children's teeth

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:00
The Local Government Association has published a report that states that around 100 children and teenagers a day are being admitted to hospital for surgery to remove rotten teeth.

Protein-trapped sugar compounds nourish infant gut microbes

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:00
UC Davis researchers have shown that an enzyme produced by beneficial microbes in babies' intestines is able to harvest specific sugar compounds from human breast-milk and cow's milk.

Standardizing care improves outcomes for infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:00
Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new...

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