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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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Loss of essential protein in the choroid plexus epithelium linked to hydrocephalus

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:00
A team led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital report that mice lacking the protein Alix develop hydrocephalus or "water on the brain.

Revealed: New insights on causes of sudden cardiac death in the young

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:00
Genetic testing has shed new light on the deaths of nearly 500 young Australians and New Zealanders who died from sudden cardiac death in a 3-year period, the New England Journal of Medicine...

Childhood antibiotic treatments reduce diversity and stability of intestinal microbiota

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:00
The DIABIMMUNE project followed the development of 39 Finnish infants from birth to the age of three.

Early behavior problems impact long-term educational attainment more for boys than girls

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 08:00
A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial...

Ban fast food deliveries to schools: Almost one quarter of young people order takeaways to their schools

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
A new report, 'The Child's Obesity Strategy', is calling for a ban on fast food takeaway deliveries to schools and the introduction of new initiatives such as film-style classifications on...

ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the...

'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 23:00
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde.

What does Zika virus mean for the children of the Americas?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00
A special communication article published online by JAMA Pediatrics explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Children's nutrition influenced by local neighborhoods

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00
Study uses GPS to find Canadian youth are influenced by their exposure to junk food outlets.Dr.

Does oral cannabidiol convert to THC, a psychoactive form of cannabinoid, in the stomach?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 06:00
A new study demonstrating the conversion of oral cannabidiol (CBD) to the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the presence of gastric fluids could explain why children given CBD to...

Pluristem reports data showing PLX-PAD cells effective in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 06:00
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has reported positive data from preclinical studies of its PLX-PAD cells in the treatment of Duchenne...

Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 23:00
Babies who are exclusively breast-fed for longer are less likely to have conduct disorders later, compared with those who are breast-fed less than 1 month.

Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 23:00
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders.

Cannabis use in pregnancy may alter offspring's brain structure

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 07:00
Expectant mothers who use cannabis may be putting their child's brain development at risk - a cause for concern given the rise in legalization of the drug.

Pediatricians call for stricter regulations to prevent lead poisoning in children

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 06:00
Even low levels of lead can cause permanent damage in children, and the U.S. needs to do more to eliminate sources of exposure, say leading pediatricians.

Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients' health and social status

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 06:00
Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs.

Twin birth defect risk may be higher among mums not on fertility treatment

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:00
Fertility treatment boosts twin births and thought to be linked to higher abnormality rate.

Depression, adverse childhood events and sleep disturbances linked to changes in the immune system

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 23:00
Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Parent-led tool opens up NHS children's heart surgery data to families

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 23:00
Transparency without accessibility is not enough: stats must be put in context, say researchers.

Simple reward-based learning suits adolescents best

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:00
Adolescents focus on rewards and are less able to learn to avoid punishment or consider the consequences of alternative actions, finds a new UCL-led study.

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