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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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Children with autism learn new words much like others do, study finds

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:00
Autistic children are capable of following someone's eyes as they name an object.

NIH resources to help families navigate pediatric palliative care

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
As part of its Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has created new materials for families of children with serious illnesses.

Double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the Xiao procedure in children with spina bifida

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital report the results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the "Xiao procedure" in children with spina bifida.

Assessment of total choline intakes in the United States

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism.

More young children with ADHD could benefit from behavior therapy

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 03:00
Behavior therapy recommended before medicine for young children with ADHD.More young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit...

Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:00
New research from the University of Adelaide in Australia shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from "discretionary" or junk foods.

Obesity rates are not declining in US youth

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:00
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.In 2013-2014, 17.

Many European schools face barriers to providing mental health support to students

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:00
In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential...

Placenta size and offspring bone development linked

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:00
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, studied 518 children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) who underwent...

Early respiratory tract infections may raise children's type 1 diabetes risk

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:00
Developing viral respiratory tract infections before 6 months of age may raise a child's risk for type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.