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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New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function.
Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems.
A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.
Growth hormone injections can be needed by children and adults alike. Learn more about why they are needed and the alternative uses of these injections.
Features in non-fiction children's books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words.
Engaging in fantasy play could benefit creative thinking in children.This is one of the findings of a study being presented by Dr Louise Bunce of Oxford Brookes University to the annual...
A study published by The BMJ finds that surveillance systems in Europe could detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar...
The study in which researchers of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have participated has been published in the PNAS journal.
Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust.
Microcephaly is a rare disorder that stunts brain development in utero, resulting in an abnormally small head.
It's no secret that the adolescent years can be challenging: young teens have a heightened sensitivity to perceived injustice and react against authority.
A heathy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland.
New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother's...
The relationship between the meaning of a word and the sound it makes is considered to be arbitrary. A large-scale analysis puts this assumption in doubt.
Parents and policy advocates should take a "zero tolerance" approach to exposing children to secondhand cigarette smoke, which can be responsible for lifelong cardiovascular consequences in...
And taught by poorly trained, embarrassed teachers, say young people.School sex education is often negative, heterosexist, and out of touch, and taught by poorly trained, embarrassed teachers...
Composition of the gut microbiome of infants has been found to match the likelihood, or not, of developing asthma and allergies later in life.
Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights.
Children born during World War I whose fathers were injured or killed in action were found to have shorter lifespans in a first-of-its-kind study.