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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Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders.
There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps - but not the most engaged.
Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies.
Is insufficient weight gain during pregnancy associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in children later in life?
Insufficient weight gain during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for nonaffective psychosis - or schizophrenia spectrum disorders - in children later in life in a study that used data...
Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, children exposed to early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early...
Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis, than their less academically gifted peers, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Mothers contribute a lot of defining traits to their offspring, from eye color to toe length.
Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities.
Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism.
Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another.
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
Children with congenital heart defects are less likely to meet minimum standards in third-grade reading and math end-of-year testing than peers.
Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.
According to a new analysis, the fact that same-sex marriage has become legal across the United States has reduced suicide attempts among teens.
Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it.
Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.
How do the levels of cholesterol differ by age naturally and what are the healthy levels for different age groups? What are the treatment options?
Very early preterm infants are more likely to survive than in previous years, and the survivors are less likely to have neurological problems, according to an analysis of records from a National...
The 'love hormone' is known to promote mother-child bonding, but new research indicates that it could do the same for a father and their offspring.
Mothers from all human societies sing to their babies. Why do they do this, and is it important? One researcher is determined to find out.