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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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Child care providers need more education, training on benefits of breastfeeding, human milk

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 04:00
Newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding until at least 12 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

New intervention program reduces bullying in early childhood

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 04:00
Physical and relational bullying can happen among children as young as 3- to 5-years-old, but the results of a new study suggest that a relatively short intervention program recently developed by...

Changes in heart activity may signal epilepsy

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 03:00
Pronounced alterations in heart rate variability may contribute to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

Self-harming youngsters put at risk by 'cycle of shame'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 03:00
Young people who self-harm only seek emergency hospital care as a last resort due to a deep sense of shame and unworthiness, a study at the University of Exeter has found.

Early childhood offers opportunity to head off metabolic syndrome, obesity

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 03:00
Research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has found that exposure to poverty does not produce metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in young, healthy children.

Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 03:00
Pregnant women would be willing to trial maternal growth factor gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in their unborn babies, according to a new study.

Kansas State University researcher finds integrated approach critical to teen health

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 02:00
As rural communities struggle to obtain access to health services, a Kansas State University student is researching how medical, dental, social work and mental health providers can collaborate to...

Children born prematurely are disadvantaged at school and into adulthood but delaying school entry may not be the answer

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 02:00
Children born before 34 weeks gestation have poorer reading and maths skills than those born at full term, and the difficulties they experience at school continue to have effects into adulthood: by...