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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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Most parents form vaccination preferences before becoming pregnant

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
Study finds nearly three-quarters of mothers and fathers began deciding which vaccines they want to give to their child before they knew they were having a babyEfforts to educate parents about...

Do as I say, not as I show: Ads in parenting magazines don't always illustrate safe practices

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
Study finds nearly 1 in 6 ads for children's products use images that clash with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on potentially life-threatening issues such as infant sleep positions...

Basketball, soccer, lacrosse lead to most ACL injuries among high school female athletes

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
New study breaks down rate of injury to major knee ligament per season by gender and sportA new study finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among high school...

Job opportunities, after-school activities, cleaner city top urban teens' priorities

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
More than 60 percent of youths attending community-academic partnership conference in New Haven, Conn., report having a family member killed in an act of violence.

Babies' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Infants are motivated by hearing themselves'Dada' is a first word for many babies.

NIH-funded study reveals why malaria vaccine only partially protected children, infants

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called...