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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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Experimental drug for spinal muscular atrophy shows promising early results, prompting phase 3 clinical trial

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:00
A new drug for spinal muscular atrophy has shown promising early results in a phase 2 trial involving 20 babies with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy.

New drug might halt the progress of neurodegenerative disease

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 23:00
Spinal muscular atrophy type 1 kills most infants by their second birthday. A new drug has shown positive results against the disease in young patients.

Study examines aspects of family relationships that may affect children's disruptive behaviour

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 01:00
A new study has examined the interaction between coparenting and coercive parenting in predicting children's disruptive behaviour.

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 23:00
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments - of which only one is currently recommended on the...

Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 23:00
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between...

Erythroblastosis Fetalis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 05:00
Erythroblastosis fetalis is a potentially fatal condition. Learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments with this article.

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:00
Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.

Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:00
In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease...

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.