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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Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.
Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H.
Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research.
More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having...
Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency.
Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.
Children that are diagnosed with the severe the brain tumour malignant glioma often have a very poor prognosis. Knowledge about how pediatric malignant glioma arises and develops is still limited.
A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question...
Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
Two new studies find many mothers feel negative emotions about their choice of infant feeding method, particularly if they are formula-feeding.
Researchers reveal rates of multidrug- and carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa are rising among U.S. children and call for aggressive prevention strategies.
In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead...
Young children of working mothers have better skills than those of stay-at-home mothers, according to new research
Young children whose mothers are not working have lower capabilities in terms of talking, social skills, movement and everyday skills, according to new research from the London School of Economics...
Children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk, new research suggests.Children who drank whole (3.
New research examines the link between mothers and fathers with rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of their children developing epilepsy.
Study shows 1 in 6 girls report experiencing an episode of clinical depression over previous year.
First study to provide molecular mechanisms for how eating high-fat foods in excess during adolescence alters executive functions.
Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Adolescents with a delinquent brother or sister are more likely to misuse alcohol and other substances than those without a...
Young mice that grow up in stressful circumstances go on to have fewer cognitive-impairments and memory problems as adults if they are given enriched breast milk.
Unhealthy weight management practices associated with non-medical use of prescription drugs among adolescents
Non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) is a serious public health concern in the U.S. Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S.