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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Mothers' support linked to robust growth of brain area involved in learning, memory, stress response.
Public Health England (PHE) experts are calling for all parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when the vaccine is offered, or for them to take it up now...
Numbers have dropped in recent years, however, as doctors heed warnings. Since 2006, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized...
China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, shows a 29 year study in nearly 28 000 children and adolescents published today in the European Journal of...
New estimates published in PLOS Medicine suggest that homicide could be responsible for just over 1% of all neonatal deaths in South Africa.
Researchers reveal that the number of calls to poison centers in the United States for child exposure to laundry detergent pods increased by 17% in 2013-2014.
Infants who participate in music lessons appear to benefit in terms of neurological development more than those involved in other play-related activities.
UF Health researchers have found that blocking a certain protein in the blood with medication could help protect premature infants from sepsis, a common and sometimes deadly infection, according to a...
Mother Nature has the answer: With the onset of puberty, the female pelvis expands; with the onset of menopause, it contracts again.
Obesity in America is arguably one of the country's greatest health concerns. New research shows that childhood obesity is still on the rise.
The children of Hispanic mothers not born in the United States appeared to have a lower risk for some types of childhood cancers, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
A new study suggests around 30-50 percent of women who use the acne drug isotretinoin do not adhere to current pregnancy prevention guidelines.
Rice products are typically among the first solid foods offered to infants, but a new study shows rice can produce higher urinary arsenic concentrations, putting infants at risk.
Restaurants should offer tap water to families dining out, so children have an alternative to a sugary drink, say councils.
One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has been uncovered by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
A new study suggests many adults apply gender stereotypes to babies as young as 3 months old, after finding that higher-pitched cries are often assumed as belonging to baby girls.
Study finds presence or absence of chronic conditions key to health-related quality of life. Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up?
Recent studies of mortality trends paint a gloomy picture for many middle-aged and older Americans, but a new study focused on children reveals a more optimistic future.
Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the...
Novartis drug Afinitor significantly reduces seizures in Phase III study of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex
Everolimus is the first adjunctive therapy shown in a prospective randomized Phase III study to achieve clinically significant seizure control in TSC patients1.