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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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Hypertension in children, teens linked to poorer cognitive skills

8 hours 52 min ago
Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure.

Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death: What works and what doesn't, and at what cost

10 hours 52 min ago
Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms.

Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 23:00
Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Much more than 'brain games': Clinician-delivered cognitive training improves multiple cognitive skills and general intelligence in children

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 07:00
The results of a randomized controlled trial, published in the September/October edition of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, support the efficacy of the ThinkRx one-on-one cognitive...

Study demonstrates feasibility of therapeutic gene delivery for inherited retinal degeneration in children

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 04:00
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation...

Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:00
When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants.

More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:00
Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...

The birth of politics in children: The case of dominance

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 04:00
As they grow up, do children become young Robin Hoods? Depending on their age, they do not allocate resources in the same way between dominant and subordinate individuals.

'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 23:00
A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...

Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 23:00
Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown.

Hormonal Acne: Causes, Types, and Treatment

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 23:00
Acne is sometimes called hormonal acne because of how the skin problem develops in response to hormonal changes. Learn about its treatment and symptoms.

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 23:00
Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.

Cases of childhood diarrhoea linked to pathogens significantly underestimated

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 04:00
The number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) have been substantially underestimated and may be nearly twice as high as...

Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:00
The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.

Study challenges widely held view about children's moral judgement

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:00
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children's ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated.

Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 04:00
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study...

Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:00
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.

Sudden infant cardiac death explained by gene mutation

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 04:00
A team of researchers, including scientists from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have linked a faulty gene to the deaths of seemingly healthy children whose hearts suddenly stopped.

Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:00
Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life.

Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:00
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.