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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Although daily vitamin D supplementation is recommended for breastfed infants, adherence to this recommendation is poor.
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of...
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.
Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.
What is a whitehead and what causes whiteheads? Learn about the recommended treatment and self-care for whiteheads as well as self-help for acne.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic...
A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.
Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some.
Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high.
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...
Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?
Pigeon toe is common in young children but what causes it? Learn about pigeon toe for different age groups, when to see a doctor and available treatments.
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants.An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National...
Until now, brain development was largely attributed to 'synaptic pruning,' but a new study suggests that cortical growth may be responsible instead.
Girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of...
A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in...
The World Health Organization reported in 2014 that homicide was the fourth leading cause of death among 15 - 29 year olds worldwide.
New research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma.