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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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Iron deficiency puts a third of pregnant women at risk of complications

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
New research finds around 35 percent of pregnant women have iron deficiency, increasing their risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage.

Shaken baby syndrome accepted as diagnoses by majority of physicians

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal...

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 05:00
When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered.

Independent children more likely to better manage diseases in adulthood

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
A University of North Carolina study suggests that young people who feel they can control their chronic illnesses without adult assistance are more likely to learn the self-management skills needed...

World first discovery gets to the heart of birth defects

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:00
For the first time, scientists believe they've discovered a cause of multiple types of birth defects triggered by environmental stresses.

High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:00
UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied...

Hospital more than 4 times as likely for under-6s after laundry pod detergent contact

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:00
Poisoning most common diagnosis compared with skin irritation for other detergent types.

Store-bought baby food may be healthier per meal than homemade

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:00
Research has shown that homemade baby foods may be no more superior than store-bought. Furthermore, homemade may exceed energy and fat recommendations.

By causing cells to cannibalize themselves, researchers prevent lung injury in mice

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 04:00
Study offers a new solution to prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in premature infants.

Researchers map Zika's routes to the developing fetus

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 23:00
Antibiotic stops the virus from multiplying in laboratory studies of human cells.

Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:00
The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.

Some adolescent cancer survivors may require more comprehensive mental health screening

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 04:00
Research from the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study has identified distinct profiles of psychological symptoms in adolescent cancer survivors; a finding that is expected to advance mental health...

Bariatric surgery associated with improved mobility, less walking pain

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 04:00
A new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics suggests bariatric surgery was associated with faster walking by teens, less walking-related musculoskeletal pain and lower heart rates as soon as...

HIV therapy for breastfeeding mothers can virtually eliminate transmission to babies

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 23:00
For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their...

"Cool, fun factor" motivates e-cigarette use in teens

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:00
The novelty factor of e-cigarettes is the key motivation for their use by adolescents, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Garlic aroma found in breast milk

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 02:00
Food chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have found that garlic aroma is evident in the breast milk of women who have consumed garlic.

Marrying young: Marital expectations for kids influenced by mom

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 23:00
Children's expectations of when or if they will marry, particularly if they will marry young, are heavily influenced by the experiences of their mothers.

FaceTime might help toddlers learn new skills and social interactions

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 23:00
Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.

'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:00
When kids ask why they have to go to bed so early, science has an answer: because it will reduce the chances of obesity in the teenage years.

Adolescent birth rate drops across all racial groups, annual report shows

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:00
America's Children report also finds improvements in child education, health care.

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