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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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Low birthweight linked to higher death rates from infancy through adolescence

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00
Low birthweight is associated with increased death rates from infancy through adolescence, according to a population study of live births in England and Wales published in PLOS Medicine.

Could swaddling babies for sleep raise risk of SIDS?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.

UCLA study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Women suffering from extreme morning sickness often take Zofran (ondansetron) to combat their debilitating nausea and vomiting.

Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed...

E-cigarette and nicotine liquid poisonings increasing rapidly in young children

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 06:00
A new study reports a dramatic rise in young children exposed to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid, prompting calls for stricter regulation and public education.

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...

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