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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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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.

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.