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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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Tobacco use in youths has remained stable since 2011, CDC report

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 23:00
A report states that overall tobacco use in middle and high school students has not changed since 2011, with electronic cigarettes currently the most commonly used tobacco product.

Study links gang membership and depression

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:00
Kids who decide to join gangs are more likely to be depressed and suicidal - and these mental health problems only worsen after joining, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State...

Drug candidate halts crippling excess bone growth in animal model of a rare bone disease - fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:00
CHOP and Penn Medicine researchers prevent excess bone formation, maintain skeletal growth and limb motion in lab animals.

San Francisco's homeless youth at 10 times higher risk of death

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:00
Street-based study shows suicide, substance abuse main cause of mortality among homeless youth.

Most online liquid nicotine vendors fail to prevent sales to minors

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:00
UCI-led study shows that self-regulation of e-cigarette industry isn't working.

Sanford scientists create animal model for pediatric brain tumor

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:00
Sanford Research scientists are published in Nature Cell Biology for their work developing a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus carcinoma.

Scans show severe brain damage in babies exposed to Zika

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:00
Brain scans show severe brain damage among babies born with microcephaly after probable exposure to the Zika virus, adding to evidence of a link.

Seeing e-cigarettes in shops may influence their use by teenagers

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:00
Adolescents who recall seeing e-cigarettes in shops are more likely to have tried them in the past and are more likely to intend to try them in the future, according to a study published in the...

Using brain connectivity growth charting in youth to identify attention problems

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 07:00
Pediatricians routinely use growth charts to measure patients' height, weight and head circumference to look for abnormalities.

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 02:00
Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to...

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 08:00
Parents who use very overly controlling feeding practices with their children, such as using food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal...

Decrease in air pollution and respiratory symptoms in California

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 07:00
In Southern California, children both with and without asthma now have fewer bronchial symptoms, correlating with a drop in air pollution levels,

Breakthrough toothpaste ingredient hardens your teeth while you sleep

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:00
The new BioMinF toothpaste ingredient, developed by Queen Mary University of London, provides a new tooth repair technology which will bring relief to the millions of adults and children around the...

Healthy adults found unaffected by their disease-inducing genetic mutations

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:00
Genome screening of nearly 600,000 healthy adults for 874 mutations finds 13 who despite carrying genes for severe childhood diseases never developed them and grew up healthy.

Lung ultrasound may be a safe substitute for chest X-ray when diagnosing pneumonia in children

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children and a potential substitute for chest X-ray, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of...

Concussion can alter parent-child relationships

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Parents should watch for emotional and behavioural changes in their children.

Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child's lungs

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research published in the April 15 American...

GW Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase 3 pivotal study in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, has announced that...

Rising number of UK youngsters battling subtance abuse problems, says Central YMCA

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:00
Youth charity, Central YMCA, has warned of the increasing harm caused by legal and illegal highs, after UK youngsters cited substance abuse as one of the biggest threats facing them today.

Study finds skateboarding sent about 176 youth to US EDs every day

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers encourage protective equipment and age-appropriate riding.Skateboarding is a popular recreational sport and participation has increased the last several decades, faster than any...