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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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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...

Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:00
New research from the University of Adelaide in Australia shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from "discretionary" or junk foods.

Obesity rates are not declining in US youth

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:00
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.In 2013-2014, 17.

Many European schools face barriers to providing mental health support to students

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:00
In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential...

Placenta size and offspring bone development linked

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, studied 518 children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) who underwent...

Early respiratory tract infections may raise children's type 1 diabetes risk

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:00
Developing viral respiratory tract infections before 6 months of age may raise a child's risk for type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Shared sanitation may increase diarrhea risk in children according to Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS)

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:00
Sharing a sanitation facility between households can be linked to increased risk of moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) in children under 5 y at some sites, according to Global Enteric Multicenter...

ER reduces radiation exposure in children with suspected appendicitis

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:00
Physicians can safely reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) scans in children who have a suspected appendicitis by performing an ultrasound first, according to preliminary results of a...

Concussion outcomes differ among football players from youth to college

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:00
Concussions in high school football had the highest average number of reported symptoms and high school football players had the highest proportion of concussions with a return-to-play time of at...

Does supplemental donor milk instead of formula reduce infections in preterm infants?

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:00
The combined incidence of serious infection, the intestinal disease necrotizing enterocolitis and death was similar in very low-birth-weight infants who received either pasteurized donor milk or...

First successful treatment of traumatic paediatric stroke with autologous cord blood

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:00
Bochum's medics have succeeded in treating cerebral palsy after paediatric stroke with autologous cord blood.