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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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American Academy of Pediatrics issues sweeping recommendations on tobacco and e-cigarettes

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:00
New policy statements urge strong regulations of e-cigarettes, noting increasing popularity among teens; AAP recommends restricting age of sale for all tobacco products to 21While adolescent use...

American Academy of Pediatrics links global warming to the health of children

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:00
Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement that links climate change with the health of children, urging pediatricians and politicians to work together to solve this...

Study finds injuries from nonpowder guns severe among children

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
As airsoft, BB and paintball guns begin to rival the power of traditional firearms, injuries from these 'toy' weapons treated at a large metropolitan children's hospital demonstrate a significant...

New rule that limits tackling during football practices knocks down concussions

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Study examines concussion rates after Wisconsin's mandatory cap on the amount and duration of full contact activities among playersNew research shows that limiting the amount of full-contact...

More than 1 in 5 anaphylactic reactions occur in students with no known allergies

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Survey Results from more than 6,000 schools indicates importance of wider access to epinephrine auto-injectorsMore than 1 in 10 schools in the United States responding to a survey reported at...

Health food stores recommend teens try performance supplement not recommended for under 18s

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Researcher posing as 15-year-old football player looking to boost muscle mass and strength frequently advised to take creatine, unproven as safe for adolescentsPosing as a 15-year-old athlete...

Internet misfires as source of accurate information on storing firearms

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Study finds only 2 percent of commonly searched websites correctly identified all four practices shown to protect children in homes with gunsThe vast majority of Internet pages visited by people...

Study identifies roadblocks to mental health services for adolescents affected by bullying

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Better communication needed between medical providers, school officials and parents to remove barriers to help for middle and high school studentsNearly one in three U.S.

Birth tourism in the United States delivers complex medical cases in neonatal units

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Babies born to mothers who traveled to the United States intending to give birth have significant medical, social and financial challengesExpectant mothers traveling to the United States with the...

Advances in fetal medicine outstrip abortion law reform, Australia

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 06:00
Developments in the detection of fetal abnormalities have outstripped Australia's patchworked abortion laws, creating barriers to access for women, according to the authors of an editorial...

Do American teens take more risks?

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:00
A study comparing risk-taking attitudes of children and teens in Puerto Rico and the Bronx shows that teens in the US are more likely to take risks.

New study characterizes pediatric emergency department visits attributed to contact with law enforcement

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 07:00
Researchers from UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital find most injuries resulted from a blow or manhandlingIn a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies ...

A longer look at treatments for leg length discrepancies

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 07:00
Study shows different surgical options chosen can impact children's future incomeWhen balancing treatment options for a child with a significant difference in leg length, doctors typically advise...

Birth order 'does not affect personality'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers in Germany who surveyed 20,000 people have concluded that birth order makes no difference to personality, and minimal difference to intelligence.

Bacteriophage treatment decontaminates infant formula

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 09:00
A phage showed strong anti-microbial activity against a type of food-borne bacterium that often kills infants after infecting them via infant formula. Phages are viruses that infect only bacteria.

Study reports significant increase in incidence of preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
A study published recently in the American Journal of Perinatology reports a dramatic increase in the incidence of preeclampsia in the United States.

Skin-to-skin contact after birth reduces stress levels for mothers

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
For newborns, skin-to-skin contact after birth stabilizes breathing and heart rate, among other benefits. But now, new research shows it also reduces stress levels for mothers.

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