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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A new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics suggests bariatric surgery was associated with faster walking by teens, less walking-related musculoskeletal pain and lower heart rates as soon as...
For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their...
The novelty factor of e-cigarettes is the key motivation for their use by adolescents, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Food chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have found that garlic aroma is evident in the breast milk of women who have consumed garlic.
Children's expectations of when or if they will marry, particularly if they will marry young, are heavily influenced by the experiences of their mothers.
Screen time is discouraged in children under the age of 2 to avoid poor language skills. However, a new study shows that video chat may enhance learning.
When kids ask why they have to go to bed so early, science has an answer: because it will reduce the chances of obesity in the teenage years.
America's Children report also finds improvements in child education, health care.
High energy sound waves could treat a potentially deadly complication that affects some twin pregnancies, says new research.
Effects of the apolipoprotein E gene, with the greatest influence on the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, may be present in childhood.
Childhood-onset schizophrenia is a rare, severe, and difficult to treat form of the disease, but a new study suggests that children show a stronger response to clozapine than to other antipsychotic...
A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health...
Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because symptoms can often be vague and unclear.
Nutritional supplements are widely marketed to pregnant women. A review asks whether scientific research backs up the relatively high cost of these pills.
Study finds adults who sucked their thumbs and bit their nails in childhood were less likely to test positive in a skin prick test for allergies.
Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orhopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's...
Nicotine experimentation could become nicotine addiction for youth who never used any other tobacco products, USC study suggests.
In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can...
As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety.
London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill.