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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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Clinical trial underway for treatment of sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:00
New technology may benefit unique population of patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines.

Smoking in pregnancy and overweight may set up social divide in child obesity rates

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:00
First study of its kind shows importance of early life factors, say researchers.

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing could transform global health for generations to come, says major report

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:00
Decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10-24 years, according to a major new Lancet Commission on...

Wilderness Medical Society issues official guidelines for prevention and treatment of drowning

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 01:00
Recommendations for rescue, resuscitation, clinical management, disposition, and drowning prevention published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.Drowning is a global threat to human health.

Videogame addiction: Sleep loss, obesity, and cardiovascular risk for some gamers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00
Some children and youth with high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, Hamilton researchers have...

Do artificial sweeteners during pregnancy increase risk of high infant BMI?

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:00
Artificial sweeteners are consumed in huge quantities throughout America. New research investigates their impact on the future weight of the unborn child.

Modeling and simulation help optimize chemotherapy to combat brain tumor

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used sophisticated pharmacologic modeling and simulation to translate preclinical findings into a successful phase I clinical trial of a...

Fewer overweight or obese children in Canada after years of increased rates

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
After years of increases, the rates of children who are overweight or obese are declining in Canada, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Serious video games may help increase fruit and vegetable intake

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 05:00
Creating implementation intentions within the goal-setting process in Squires Quest!

New treatment for children with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children.

Study of elite paralympic athletes supports benefits of exercise for children with cerebral palsy

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of similar age, reports a study...

Apples or fries: When apples are the default side-dish, children still choose fries

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
There has been a lot of enthusiasm for nudging individuals to eat better without restricting choice by making healthy foods more visible, attractive, and convenient.

Does the moon affect our mood or actions?

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
Are children like werewolves? Study of children's sleeping patterns over lunar cycles.

Time to up the game: video game designers need to do more for young disabled players

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:00
Computer games controlled through wheelchair movements have the potential to improve quality of life for young people with severe mobility impairments but more needs to be done to consider the needs...

Researchers discover first safe way to deliver drugs to the placenta

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:00
For the first time, researchers have devised a method to selectively deliver drugs to a pregnant woman's placenta without harming the foetus, in a development which could help prevent some...

Zika: portable, rapid diagnostic test could reach clinical use in months

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have created a low-cost, portable test that has been shown to quickly detect Zika virus in infected monkeys. They say it could reach clinical use in several months.

My baby is imitating me...or is she?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 23:00
Human babies are not born with the ability to imitate the gestures of others, but probably learn to around the age of 6 to 8 months, says research that challenges popular opinion.

Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:00
Weight loss surgery boosts the level of HDL "good" cholesterol and also improves its heart-protecting actions in severely obese teens, according to preliminary research presented at the American...