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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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The war on sugar: 'Children should consume fewer than 6 teaspoons daily'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 07:00
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day.

Maternal language shapes infants' cry melodies

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 05:00
The very first cry of neonates is marked by their maternal language. This seems to be especially apparent in tonal languages, where pitch and pitch fluctuation determine the meaning of words.

My Baby Has Acne: What Should I Do?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:00
Many babies develop acne. Read about what can be done about this skin condition, including information on causes, treatment, and other skin conditions.

Divorce is seasonal, peaks following family vacations

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 23:00
Divorce is seasonal, a new study finds. Researchers note a peak in divorce following summer and winter vacations in the months of March and August.

Why Are My Eyes Yellow?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the causes of yellow eyes in newborns, older children, and adults. This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice.

Stroller, carrier injuries send two children to the ER every hour

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 23:00
While carriers and strollers are a way to transport children safely, injuries often occur. A study shows that two children end up in the ER every hour.

Parents more likely to support HPV vaccine requirements for school entry if states include opt-out provisions

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 08:00
Parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offers opt-out provisions, however, the study's lead author...

Breakthrough in cancer cell screening advances personalised treatment of childhood leukaemia

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to accurately predict how children whose cancer returns after treatment for leukaemia are likely to respond to further treatment.

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