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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Children who have been in foster care are more likely to develop mental and physical health problems, such as depression, asthma, and ADHD, study finds.
A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.
Technology means work and outside pressures can't be avoided at home; but these blurred boundaries may make it difficult to be present with kids.
Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment.
Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without ASD, according to a new epidemiological study led by...
A study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles sheds further light on the role of the cytokine TGFβ1 in the growth of...
Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.
Parents of children with food allergies may think they also have an allergy to certain foods. The reality is, only 28 percent of parents test positive.
Measles is an extremely contagious disease that can cause serious health outcomes in children.
Pregnant women with congenital heart defects or type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with severe congenital heart disease and should be monitored closely in the prenatal...
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers report a topotecan-based chemotherapy regimen should be considered front-line therapy for patients with advanced bilateral retinoblastoma; an eye...
Parental absence is known to increase the risk of alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood. A new study finds that this behavior begins earlier than thought.
Relieves pain more quickly, lasts longer than other drugs.Many children with sickle cell disease experience frequent and severe pain episodes, requiring emergency room visits or hospitalization.
Does your toddler use a touchscreen tablet? A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology has shown that early touchscreen use, and in particular actively scrolling the screen, correlates...
Scientists have uncovered a unique feature of the adolescent brain that enriches teens' ability to learn and form memories: the coordinated activity of two distinct brain regions.
More than 160,000 children were disciplined using corporal punishment in public schools in the United States in the 2011-2012 school year, according to data recently released by the U.S.
A new study by Henry Ford Health System in collaboration with eight other health systems in large U.S.
Preschoolers may express awareness about body-image issues - but their parents may miss opportunities to promote positive body-image formation in their children because parents believe them to be...
Recommended books must be reviewed carefully, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners can now detect serious infections in children very quickly.