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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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Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 03:00
A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving...

Flu vaccination during pregnancy protects infants in early life

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:00
Researchers hail flu vaccination during pregnancy as a 'public health priority,' after finding 97 percent flu-infected infants in a new study were born to non-vaccinated mothers.

Exempt from passenger restraint laws, taxis pose risky rides for small children

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:00
The vast majority of small children riding in taxis are not restrained in car safety seats, according to new research, even though there are tens of thousands of motor vehicle collisions involving...

Survey suggests children of gay fathers are well adjusted

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:00
Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new research presented at the Pediatric...

Breastfeeding app shows promise in supporting first-time mothers

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 00:00
Researchers find that the use of texts, private social media support before and after giving birth lead more new moms to begin and continue breastfeeding their babies.

A spoonful of sugar? Swapping sugary drinks for water and dairy seems the best medicine

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
New research by Andersen et al, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, may have an impact on the sugar tax debate.

Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Preemies fed mostly breast milk had larger brains by their due dates than those who consumed small amounts or none.

One-third of autistic children likely to wander, disappear

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
A review of data on 1,420 children ages 6 to 17 with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) found that more than one-third had wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according...

Concerns raised with products marketed as 'first finger foods'

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
New study at Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting raises questions about choking hazards in foods marketed as first finger foods for babies.

Study finds adolescent tobacco users commonly report light smoking

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
A new research abstract being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 Meeting reveals new details about teen smoking.

Children are diagnosed with autism at younger ages since push for universal screening

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month...

Complete rest until symptom-free after concussion may not be best for recovery

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Rest has long been the cornerstone of concussion treatment. For sports-related head injuries, for example, current guidelines say children should avoid returning to play --and all other physical...

Parents' presence at bedside found to decrease neonatal abstinence syndrome severity

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
New research shows that for babies born with prenatal opioid exposure, more time with parents next to them eased withdrawal symptoms and shortened hospital stays.

Study identifies factors that can help children thrive in the face of adversity

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:00
Research shows that people who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as economic hardship, exposure to violence or the death of a loved one, are more likely to have...

Gestational exposure to type of antidepressants associated with adolescent depression

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:00
A study to be published in the May 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can...

The gut microbiomes of infants have an impact on autoimmunity

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 03:00
Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system.

Extreme heat and precipitation linked to more severe asthma requiring hospitalization

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 01:00
University of Maryland School of Public Health study shows that hospitalization risk increased 23 percent during summer months, with kids at even greater risk.

What Disorders Can Affect the Placenta During Pregnancy?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:00
Learn about common disorders of the placenta, including placenta previa and placental abruption. This article will look at risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.

Parents and social media: do as I say, not as I do

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:00
Two-thirds of parents fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively themselves.

Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens, dropping national teen birth rate to an all-time low

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:00
But important gaps remain for many communities.Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC.

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