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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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Children who watch lots of TV may have poor bone health later in life

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:00
Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study.

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy nearly twice as high as reported

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:00
More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in...

Simple water station setup increases students' water consumption

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 03:00
Providing water dispensers with cups in school cafeterias and promoting their use led to nearly a 20 percent increase in the number of California students who drank water at lunchtime compared with...

Attention problems in early childhood can have lasting impact

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics...

Family upbringing has no impact on people's food preferences

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:00
The effects of family upbringing on people's food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence...

Extra 1,000 steps a day shows benefits for children with type 1 diabetes

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:00
Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and...

Religion shown to steer adolescents away from pornography

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:00
A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance...

Understanding baby's first steps could improve spinal injury rehab

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury.

Children make poor dietary choices shortly after advertisements of unhealthy foods and beverages: Study

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Ads for unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar or salt have an immediate and significant impact on children and lead to harmful diets, according to research from McMaster University.

New type of rare brittle-bone disease discovered

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Zurich and University Children's Hospital Zurich have discovered the first X-chromosome-inherited type of the congenital disease osteogenesis imperfecta, also...

Research highlights adolescent abuse and neglect risk

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 06:00
New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect.

Concern over number of premature babies not receiving potentially lifesaving care

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 03:00
Study highlights an important shortfall in the uptake of evidence into practice.

Flu shot in pregnancy may only protect infants for 8 weeks after birth

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:00
Infants born to mothers who receive the flu vaccine in pregnancy may only be protected against the virus for the first 8 weeks of life, find researchers.

Want kids to eat their veggies? Turn squash into a superhero

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 08:00
Cartoon characters can triple salad bar trips in elementary schools.Convincing kids to choose vegetables becomes easier when you deploy a team of animated characters to sell them on the good...

Does home comfort promote complacency?

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 03:00
Youth who experienced high parental warmth and support are less civically engaged in young adulthood - in comparison to their peers who received less parental affection.

Children growing up in solo mother families are well adjusted and developing well

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 23:00
They nevertheless have questions about the absence of a father.The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes (in most...

Key difference in immune cells may explain children's increased susceptibility to illness

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 08:00
Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene.

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol may increase autism spectrum and hyperactivity symptoms in children

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 05:00
A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation...

Marijuana use may start from age 11, study finds

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 23:00
Adolescents are at risk of marijuana use from the age of 11, a new study reveals, suggesting that drug intervention programs may need to start earlier.

How often should you bathe your child with eczema? Daily 'soak and smear' or steer clear?

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:00
If you have a child with newly-diagnosed eczema, you may be wondering how often you should bathe him. You are not alone.