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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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UTHeath study: Children with specific birth defects at increased risk for abuse

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 03:00
Children born with cleft lip or palate and spina bifida are at an increased risk for abuse before the age of 2, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...

Highlighting consensus among medical scientists increases public support for (childhood) vaccines

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 03:00
In a new study scientists evaluated a novel way of communicating with the public about vaccine safety.

College sports-related injuries - United States, 2009-10 through 2013-14 academic years

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 03:00
Despite higher injury rates in competition, most injuries overall and within most sports occur during practices.

Safe, inexpensive chemical found to reverse symptoms of progeria in human cells

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 02:00
Finding could lead to treatments for rare genetic illness as well as normal aging.Progeria is a rare genetic disease that mimics the normal aging process at an accelerated rate.

More kids with autism evaluated as preschoolers -- but more progress needed in early recognition

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 02:00
An increasing proportion of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are undergoing recommended evaluation in the preschool years--but population rates of ASD remain higher in eight-year-olds...

Latino adults but not children lose weight in family-based lifestyle program

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 08:00
Parents in 12-week 'Y Living Program' may be setting good example for kids.Latino adults enrolled in a 12-week family-based lifestyle program lost weight, had less body fat, and reduced their...

Rising risk of obesity among China's 'left behind children'

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 05:00
Some 61 million rural children left behind by parents moving to China's booming urban centres are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets, research from The University of...

Cheerleading among safest high school sports, say Colorado School of Public Health experts

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:00
But injuries can be severe, calls for more protections.Despite popular perceptions, cheerleading is one of the safest high school sports, yet the relatively few injuries sustained are often some of...

AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:00
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric patients with osteochondritis dissecans of...

In short children, a study highlights parents' concerns, reframes a long-running debate

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:00
CHOP research focuses on parental perceptions of risks, benefits of medically treating short stature.Is short stature a problem?

How bad does it hurt? New research helps children suffering from chronic pain conditions

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 02:00
A new study describes the development of pediatric pain measures for a National Institutes of Health Initiative aimed at helping doctors better evaluate and therefore better treat children who cope...

Witnessing drug use can spur immediate antisocial behavior by teens

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 02:00
Likelihood much greater for those with 'risk-taking' gene.Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according...

Bone cancer researchers discover how to block, potentially treat osteosarcoma

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 23:00
Scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered that blocking the master regulator of bone renewal stops osteosarcoma - the most common primary bone cancer in children and teens, and...

New hope for broken hearts

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 12:00
The scientists report the case of a newborn that had suffered a massive heart attack in the first hours of life. It was caused by a blockage in a vital coronary vessel.

Don't play around with toy safety - 8 tips for holiday shopping for children

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 08:00
Christmas is a magical season for children. Visions long ago may have included sugarplums. Today's children are likely dreaming of toys, toys and more toys.

Flu vaccine unlikely to trigger reaction in children with egg allergy and asthma

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 05:00
The children's flu vaccine is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction in those with egg allergy, finds a study in The BMJ.

Air pollution control policies effective in improving downwind air quality

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 02:00
Emissions controls on coal-fired power plants are making a difference in reducing exposure of mercury to people, especially in the western Maryland community.

Is chemical exposure in mothers, babies, linked to poor vaccine response?

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 02:00
Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant's response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Environmental Health...

Health care for Syrian refugees: A guide for Canadian physicians

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 02:00
What unique health needs will Syrian refugees face, and how can Canadian physicians best provide health care to them and their families?

What contributes to healthy living behaviors among children? It depends...

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 01:00
Scientists from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute participated in several peer-reviewed articles that published yesterday in the International Journal of Obesity...