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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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Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 06:00
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.

Physical activity boosts kids' brain power and academic prowess

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:00
Time taken away from lessons for it is time well spent, says consensus statement.

Could mimicking infants' immune response produce a faster-acting HIV vaccine?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 08:00
A study that examines how babies' immune systems produce antibodies to HIV-1 could offer a roadmap to development of a faster-acting vaccine.

Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 06:00
A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey.

Some viruses could survive on children's toys for hours and cause infection, study finds

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 23:00
Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children's toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at...

Obese fathers may increase daughters' breast cancer risk

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 23:00
Fathers who are obese are more likely to have daughters who are overweight at birth and at greater risk for breast cancer, new research suggest.

'It's my turn!' Value of turn-taking not understood until the age of 5

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 23:00
Children fail to understand the importance of turn-taking until the age of 5 years, say researchers, likely because it requires complex cognitive skills.

Loss of essential protein in the choroid plexus epithelium linked to hydrocephalus

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:00
A team led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital report that mice lacking the protein Alix develop hydrocephalus or "water on the brain.

Revealed: New insights on causes of sudden cardiac death in the young

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:00
Genetic testing has shed new light on the deaths of nearly 500 young Australians and New Zealanders who died from sudden cardiac death in a 3-year period, the New England Journal of Medicine...

Childhood antibiotic treatments reduce diversity and stability of intestinal microbiota

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:00
The DIABIMMUNE project followed the development of 39 Finnish infants from birth to the age of three.

Early behavior problems impact long-term educational attainment more for boys than girls

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 08:00
A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial...

Ban fast food deliveries to schools: Almost one quarter of young people order takeaways to their schools

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
A new report, 'The Child's Obesity Strategy', is calling for a ban on fast food takeaway deliveries to schools and the introduction of new initiatives such as film-style classifications on...

ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the...

'Get children playing outdoors' to improve academic success and reduce obesity

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 23:00
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde.

What does Zika virus mean for the children of the Americas?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00
A special communication article published online by JAMA Pediatrics explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Children's nutrition influenced by local neighborhoods

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00
Study uses GPS to find Canadian youth are influenced by their exposure to junk food outlets.Dr.

Does oral cannabidiol convert to THC, a psychoactive form of cannabinoid, in the stomach?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 06:00
A new study demonstrating the conversion of oral cannabidiol (CBD) to the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the presence of gastric fluids could explain why children given CBD to...

Pluristem reports data showing PLX-PAD cells effective in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 06:00
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has reported positive data from preclinical studies of its PLX-PAD cells in the treatment of Duchenne...

Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 23:00
Babies who are exclusively breast-fed for longer are less likely to have conduct disorders later, compared with those who are breast-fed less than 1 month.

Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 23:00
University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders.