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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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Arterial switch to 12 o'clock associated with reduced coronary reserve in adolescence

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:00
Babies born with transposition of the great arteries undergo arterial switch in first days of life.

Study describes potential transmission of nongenetic behavioral traits to new generations

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:00
Individual symptoms of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, avoidance and a heightened response to stress, can be transmitted from mother to child and even grandchild by multiple non-genetic...

Greater social media use tied to higher risk of eating and body image concerns in young adults

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:00
Logging on to social media sites frequently throughout the week or spending hours trolling various social feeds during the day is linked to a greater risk of young adults developing eating and body...

Scans reveal babies of mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 03:00
Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study.

Genetic link found between impulsivity and binge-drinking teens

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 00:00
Psychologists have discovered a new genetic link between impulsivity and teenage binge-drinking.

Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy is safe, study finds

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:00
Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough).

Tooth decay among 5 year olds in England continues significant decline

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00
The number of 5 year olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade, according to a PHE oral health survey.

Persistent childhood asthma linked to COPD: Early lung function predicts lung growth later in life

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:00
The development of persistent childhood asthma - characterized by having trouble breathing on an almost daily basis - is not well understood.

Children of depressed parents at high risk of adverse consequences into adulthood

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 02:00
The latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk for depression reveals that the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that...

CDC study looks at link between age at first solid foods and later child obesity

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 01:00
Does the timing of introducing solid foods to the infant diet affect a child's risk of being obese by 6 years of age?

Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 23:00
In new study, 74 percent of patients had Lyme disease and not septic arthritis.

Early walking in toddlers linked to stronger bones

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:00
Children who start to walk and jump earlier are more likely to have stronger bones later on in life, research shows.

Stem cell gene therapy for fatal childhood disease ready for human trial

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
Scientists in Manchester, who have developed a stem cell gene therapy to reverse a fatal childhood illness, have agreed to work with a new therapeutics company to test it in a human trial.

How children can overcome trauma with psychotherapy

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:00
A multicenter randomized controlled trial performed in Germany and published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses new indications for overcoming trauma in children and adolescents.

Children who are more sensitive may also respond to psychotherapy better according to genetic research

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:00
An investigation published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that genetic biomarkers may predict response to psychotherapy in anxious children.

Gene mutation leads to poorly understood birth defects

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:00
Scientists have identified genetic mutations that appear to be a key culprit behind a suite of birth defects called ciliopathies, which affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 births.

Interventional policies & practices needed to prevent bullying & its harm

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to...

Good nutrition positively affects social development, Penn research shows

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child's social behaviors and development.

Low birthweight linked to higher death rates from infancy through adolescence

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00
Low birthweight is associated with increased death rates from infancy through adolescence, according to a population study of live births in England and Wales published in PLOS Medicine.

Could swaddling babies for sleep raise risk of SIDS?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.