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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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Apples or fries: When apples are the default side-dish, children still choose fries

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
There has been a lot of enthusiasm for nudging individuals to eat better without restricting choice by making healthy foods more visible, attractive, and convenient.

Does the moon affect our mood or actions?

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
Are children like werewolves? Study of children's sleeping patterns over lunar cycles.

Time to up the game: video game designers need to do more for young disabled players

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:00
Computer games controlled through wheelchair movements have the potential to improve quality of life for young people with severe mobility impairments but more needs to be done to consider the needs...

Researchers discover first safe way to deliver drugs to the placenta

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:00
For the first time, researchers have devised a method to selectively deliver drugs to a pregnant woman's placenta without harming the foetus, in a development which could help prevent some...

Zika: portable, rapid diagnostic test could reach clinical use in months

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have created a low-cost, portable test that has been shown to quickly detect Zika virus in infected monkeys. They say it could reach clinical use in several months.

My baby is imitating me...or is she?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
Human babies are not born with the ability to imitate the gestures of others, but probably learn to around the age of 6 to 8 months, says research that challenges popular opinion.

Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:00
Weight loss surgery boosts the level of HDL "good" cholesterol and also improves its heart-protecting actions in severely obese teens, according to preliminary research presented at the American...

New method helps diagnose neurological disorder that requires early treatment - Niemann-Pick disease type C

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:00
Researchers have developed a quick and simple method for measuring bile acids in biological fluids that can be used to rapidly diagnosis a severe fat storage disorder that can lead to liver disease...

Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:00
A cheap simple test could accurately predict the recurrence of a childhood cancer.

Poor fetal, maternal outcomes linked to high-fructose diet in pregnancy

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
Consuming too much fructose - often present in processed foods - during pregnancy may restrict fetal growth and cause placental defects, a new study suggests.

Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
Giving infants extra vitamin D in their first year of life appears to encourage muscle development and reduce the proportion of fat by the age of 3 years.

Positive top line results announced for inhaled anti-RSV nanobody (alx-0171) in a phase I/IIa study in infants

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:00
Ablynx has announced positive top line results from the first-in-infant Phase I/IIa study of its wholly-owned, inhaled, anti-RSV Nanobody, ALX-0171, in 53 infants, aged 1-24 months, hospitalised as...

Kent legal expert shows how UK surrogacy laws have become 'nonsensical'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:00
Kent legal expert shows how UK surrogacy laws have become 'nonsensical'In an article in the Medical Law Review, Dr Kirsty Horsey, of the University of Kent, describes cases that show current...

Use of personal care products during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in newborns

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 03:00
A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns.

Infections can increase diabetes risk in children

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00
Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes.

Children with autism learn new words much like others do, study finds

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:00
Autistic children are capable of following someone's eyes as they name an object.

NIH resources to help families navigate pediatric palliative care

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
As part of its Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created new materials for families of children with serious illnesses.

Double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the Xiao procedure in children with spina bifida

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital report the results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the "Xiao procedure" in children with spina bifida.

Assessment of total choline intakes in the United States

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism.

More young children with ADHD could benefit from behavior therapy

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
Behavior therapy recommended before medicine for young children with ADHD.More young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit...