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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After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, Johns Hopkins...
Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women ...
Children younger than 5 who live in economically disadvantaged areas had a greater risk of medication poisoning that resulted in referral to a health care facility, according to scientists at the...
Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other...
While epilepsy and migraines in children and adolescents are closely related neurologic disorders, youth with epilepsy face a significantly higher risk of dying prematurely.
Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood? Childhood experiences like these appear to have a lot to do with well-being and moral capacities in adulthood.
What is happening in week 23 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a papaya and their heartbeat can now be heard through a standard stethoscope.
A new report into toddlers and their usage of touch-screen devices asks whether the technology might be useful to help assess child development.
A large study reveals that planned home births do not put babies or their mothers at increased risk of harm, compared with planned hospital births.
Choice less important than safe delivery for women in this situation.A new study of women's experiences of delay in labour has revealed that many mums-to-be are prepared to abandon their...
At least once a week, two thirds of all children of primary-school age will play an internet game that was created to draw attention to a brand.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for the LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator.
A new study finds that pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury.
Adolescents with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape, USC study finds.
Most families putting a newborn baby in a car seat for the first time make a mistake, often a serious one, putting the child at risk in case of an accident.
While studies have shown acupuncture is effective for chronic pain in adults, new research suggests the treatment may also be a feasible treatment for children with the condition.
Accidents can happen when children play, but parents and carers can minimize emergencies by choosing toys wisely and supervising diligently.
A study at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Valencia confirms freeze-drying as an effective alternative means of storing breast milk to the deep-freezing typically used at milk banks.
In India, nearly 40% of all children are stunted--of extremely low height for their age--and nearly 30% are underweight. A new study from Harvard T.H.
Fortification of flour with folic acid is not mandatory in the UK, which has resulted in more than 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects in the country since 1998.