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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A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connections among the diverse bacteria in our microbiome.
In a new study, researchers found no difference in the risk of early developmental disabilities between children conceived through infertility treatment and those who were not.
Children from low income environments appear to have a higher risk of neurological impairment than those from more economically secure circumstances, according to researchers at the National...
Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-threatening, congenital heart defects among newborn infants.
Increase seen in subsequent maltreatment in children with disabilities after an unsubstantiated report for neglect
Caroline J. Kistin, M.D., M.Sc., of Boston Medical Center, and colleagues examined the incidence and timing of re-referral to child protective services, substantiated maltreatment, and foster care...
Use of paroxetine - a drug that is part of the SSRI class of antidepressants - during early pregnancy is linked to increased risk of birth defects in newborns, say researchers.
Nearly one in three adolescents report back pain.According to a new literature review in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, it's becoming more...
The burden of recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children may be higher than previously thought, with high costs related to repeated hospitalizations, report a pair of studies in the...
Find out what is happening in week 25 of your pregnancy. Your baby is now the size of a rutabaga and their lungs are almost ready for life outside the womb.
The Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act that came into force in 2012 has improved the nutrition of school meals without negatively impacting meal participation rates, new research finds.
Asymptomatic cardiovascular disease is prevalent and occurs earlier in adult survivors of childhood cancer
For adult survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease presents at an earlier age, is associated with substantial morbidity, and is often asymptomatic.
A new campaign launches today (4 January 2016) encouraging parents to get "Sugar Smart" and take control of their children's sugar intake.
Viruses that can seek and destroy food poisoning bugs in the gut are being investigated by researchers at The University of Nottingham, thanks to a prestigious new grant.
Researchers have conducted a review of studies analyzing how disruptions to maternal and infant microbiomes may increase the risk of certain illnesses later in life.
Nearly one-fourth of all teens reported being involved in a physical fight in the past year, with higher rates of violent altercations among African American and Latino adolescents.
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.
Adolescents hospitalised in England with adversity-related injury at increased long-term risk of death or further hospitalisation
Adolescents discharged from hospitals in England after an admission for violent, drug- or alcohol-related, or self-inflicted injuries have increased risks of subsequent death and emergency...
Six states in Brazil have declared a state of emergency due to rapid spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus - which has been linked to rise in babies born with microcephaly.
What is happening in week 24 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of an ear of corn and has now developed a fully formed face.
For infants with a low birthweight, skin-to-skin contact lowers the risk of death, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.