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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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An engineer's Valentine to children

9 hours 22 min ago
Professor Flamini's computer models predict right-size heart valves.What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than help save a child's heart?

About 1 in 5 adolescent victims of sexual harassment on social media report abuse to provider

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:00
Among adolescents who encountered sexual harassment on social networking sites (mostly on Facebook), 21.

Better definition needed for reasonable medical certainty in child abuse cases

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 05:00
Physicians use different definitions of "reasonable medical certainty" when testifying as expert witnesses in child abuse cases.

Younger T cells may improve immunotherapy for children's cancer

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 04:00
Pediatric oncologists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have investigated techniques to improve and broaden a novel personalized cell therapy to treat children with cancer.

Research finds long-term heart attack risk to men who as children experienced incarceration of family member

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 03:00
A parent's incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and University of Toronto researchers say there's a longer term risk: Men who as children experienced a...

LouLou Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania create program of excellence for rare genetic disorder that affects children

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:00
The LouLou Foundation and the Orphan Disease Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have established a Program of Excellence to develop effective treatments for...

Parents over peers: new study shines light on teenage drinking and parental influence

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 04:00
A study of adolescents' drinking habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who...

Scientists find leukemia's surroundings key to its growth

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 01:00
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous.

Solid foods take over shaping of gut microbiota by 9 months

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00
Most infants have started to transition to solid foods by the age of 9 months; from this point, the complementary food has the greatest impact on the lifelong gut microbiota.

Attention problems persist in childhood leukemia survivors treated with chemotherapy alone

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 00:00
Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients treated with chemotherapy alone remain at risk for attention and learning problems that persist after treatment ends, according to St.

They can neither talk nor walk, but babies already have a grasp of the physics of liquids

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:00
We are born with a basic grasp of physics, just enough not to be surprised when we interact with objects. Scientists discovered this in the past two decades.

Lower oxygen saturation levels increase risk of death in extremely preterm infants -- NEJM

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:00
The risk of death by age two among infants born before 28 weeks' gestation is up to 45 per cent higher when they receive targeted oxygen saturation in the range of 85-89 per cent compared to 91-95...

Baby's breath: A new way to study neonatal lung disease

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:00
Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have created a novel model for studying a lung disorder of newborn babies.

Faulty bioelectric signal responsible for facial defects caused by rare genetic disorder

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 23:00
Discovery may also shed light on fetal alcohol syndrome and other conditions.

New study reveals that prelinguistic infants can categorize colors

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:00
A joint group of researchers from Chuo University, Japan Women's University and Tohoku University has revealed that infants aged between 5 and 7 months hold the representation of color categories...

Chinese male teens aren't smoking as much, Saint Louis University research finds

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:00
Country's sky-high smoking rates may start to decline.Younger Chinese teenage boys are less likely to start smoking than those born longer ago, according to research from Saint Louis University...

Children in the UK now have access to first-of-its-kind diabetes sensing technology - eliminates routine finger pricks

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 07:00
Abbott has announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system indicated for children and teens with diabetes ages 4-17 years...

Eye abnormalities in infants with microcephaly associated with Zika virus

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:00
Vision-threatening eye abnormalities in infants in Brazil with microcephaly (a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head) may be associated with presumed intrauterine infection with...

In autism, the social benefits of being a girl

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:00
Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than infant boys, according to a Yale School of Medicine study -- the first one known to prospectively examine sex-related...

Advising moms not to bed share with infants does not discourage breastfeeding

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:00
Following advice to sleep in the same room with their infants - but not in the same bed - does not appear to discourage new mothers from breastfeeding, as some experts had feared, according to a...