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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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Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 23:00
Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Much more than 'brain games': Clinician-delivered cognitive training improves multiple cognitive skills and general intelligence in children

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 07:00
The results of a randomized controlled trial, published in the September/October edition of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, support the efficacy of the ThinkRx one-on-one cognitive...

Study demonstrates feasibility of therapeutic gene delivery for inherited retinal degeneration in children

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 04:00
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation...

Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:00
When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants.

More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:00
Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...

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