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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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Early return to play after concussion may be harmful for young athletes

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 08:00
Young athletes ignore safety regulations by returning to play on the same day after a head injury, new study finds. This may lead to serious complications.

Milia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 05:00
Milia are common in newborn children but can also affect adults. What are milia, what are the symptoms to look out for, and how is it treated?

New guidelines for kids' media use help families balance digital, real life

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 23:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics have released a new statement with recommendations of healthy digital media use for infants, children, and adolescents.

CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 23:00
Fewer shots offer more incentive to prevent HPV cancers.CDC has recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously...

Childhood cancer survivors with poor diet at risk of chronic illness

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:00
A new study has found that adults who had childhood cancer are likely to have poor nutrition, which could increase the risk of chronic disease.

Shorter-time between bariatric surgery and childbirth associated with increased risk of complications for infants

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:00
Infants who were born less than two years after a mother's bariatric surgery had higher risks for prematurity, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and small for gestational age status compared...

Severe lead poisoning in children: Causes and risk factors

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:00
Although national and local policies have reduced the prevalence of lead poisoning in the United States, severe cases still occur.

Exchanging sedentariness for low-intensity physical activity can prevent weight gain in children

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:00
As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study...

Study reveals high levels of vitamin D inadequacy in UK adolescents

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
A study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown high levels of vitamin D inadequacy in UK adolescents, and - for the first time - identified the intake needed by...

Deadly intestinal disease in preemies may be caused by genetic deficiency

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
A life-threatening condition that causes the intestines in premature infants to become infected and die may be triggered by a disruption in the way the body metabolizes energy, according to Rutgers...

Folinic acid could help children with autism communicate better

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
Preliminary study also identifies specific biomarkers that can predict treatment response in children with autism and verbal communication problems.

Infants in Northern Canada face the highest rates of respiratory infection in the world

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving.Infants in Canada's north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds...

School dental-sealant programs could prevent most cavities, lower treatment costs in vulnerable children

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 05:00
Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children.

Study shows how Group B strep foils defenses in pregnancy

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 04:00
Common bacteria evade traps in placenta to rapidly infect fetus; finding should inform vaccine pursuit, investigators say.

Mom's pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn's lifespan

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:00
Women who have a higher BMI before pregnancy are likely to have newborns with shorter telomere length - a biomarker for biological age, says new research.

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 23:00
The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day - they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime...

Foster care raises children's risk of mental, physical health problems

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 23:00
Children who have been in foster care are more likely to develop mental and physical health problems, such as depression, asthma, and ADHD, study finds.

Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.

Plugged-in parenting: How parental smartphone use may affect kids

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
Technology means work and outside pressures can't be avoided at home; but these blurred boundaries may make it difficult to be present with kids.

Genome engineering paves the way for sickle cell cure

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment.