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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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New clues identified in childhood cancer syndrome

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:00
Children with the inherited cancer syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to developing brain and nerve tumors as well as myriad other medical problems, including autism, epilepsy and...

Emotional distress in teens linked to later employment prospects

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:00
Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socio-economic background, according to a new report by academics at the...

Classroom program increases school breakfast participation, not obesity

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:00
Serving free breakfast in New York City's classrooms has boosted the number of students eating what some consider the most important meal of the day at school, according to research by New York...

Screening tools to identify developmental delay in healthy young children not beneficial

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 03:00
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against using a screening tool to identify developmental delay in children aged 1 to 4 years who have no apparent signs or parental...

Children with Cushing syndrome may have higher suicide risk

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 03:00
NIH study finds that depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts increase after treatment.

Air pollution-linked premature births cost US $4.33 billion annually

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 06:00
The preterm birth rate in the US is higher than in any other developed country, as are greenhouse gas emissions. Study unveils economic costs of pollution-linked preterm births.

Study: Autism intervention studies lack diversity

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 06:00
Autism affects children from all walks of life, and education professionals need scientifically based interventions to help those affected develop reading and other life skills.

Parents think life quality is worse for teens and adults born very premature

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 06:00
Parents of very premature babies are more worried about their grown up children's lives than mothers and fathers whose babies were born full term.

Ear infections in babies falling, breastfeeding could be a reason

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 02:00
New study shows while ear infections are less common in American babies today, risks are higher in those who frequently get colds, are not breastfed and have bacteria in the nose.

Experts make breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 23:00
Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with cleft lip and palate.

Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 23:00
Learn about sleepwalking, a disruptive sleep disorder that causes individuals to unconsciously engage in activities while they are asleep.

New study suggests children with cardiomyopathy benefit from treating entire family

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 23:00
A newly published national study by the Children's Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers shows that "parental impact and family functioning" become...

Hormone at key developmental period may point to origin of type 2 diabetes in kids

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 23:00
A new study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) reports that the presence of leptin - a hormone secreted by fat cells that is critical to...

Fruit juices and smoothies have 'unacceptably high' sugar content

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 23:00
Fruit juices and smoothies may contain more sugar than you expect. New research reveals that one juice may contain a child's recommended sugar intake for a whole day.

Cyclical patterns of hand, foot and mouth disease associated with changes in childhood immunity levels in Malaysia

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 23:00
Recurring epidemics of childhood hand, foot and mouth disease are a major public health concern in Asia.

New Population Council evidence shows what works to delay child marriage in Bangladesh

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 23:00
New research presented by the Population Council shows that programs that educate girls, teach them about their rights and build skills for modern livelihoods can reduce the likelihood of child...

Scientists offer new insight on rare genetic condition

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 05:00
The effects of PKU on the brain are more extensive than originally thought.All children are screened for a host of conditions at birth, such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), a genetic disorder that is...

Light can be used to examine the lungs of premature babies

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 04:00
Premature babies have a hard time getting the oxygen they need as their lungs are not sufficiently developed.

Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad: Juggling roles during residency training

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 04:00
MU researcher says residency programs should include flexible scheduling, daycare, peer-to-peer support.More and more physicians are becoming parents during their medical residency training.

Noise disrupts the tactile skills of premature babies

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 03:00
Premature birth is a harsh change of environment for a baby. Until birth, the baby is confined to the mother's womb, surrounded by soft lighting and filtered noise.