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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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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...

School entry age may impact risk of ADHD diagnosis

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 23:00
The age at which a child starts school may affect their likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD and their prescription of medication for the disorder, new research suggests.

Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 23:00
A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don't, new QUT research has found.

Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:00
Home, school environments may provide less encouragement for girls to be physically active.

A child's first eight years critical for substance abuse prevention

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 08:00
An online guide about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the...

England's teenage pregnancy rate halved in last 15 years

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 06:00
The rate of under-18 conceptions in England has declined by 51% since 1998*, exceeding the goal of the original teenage pregnancy strategy, according to data released by the Office for National...

Kids with high BMI more impatient and impulsive - greater risk of pedestrian injury

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 02:00
Child development experts already know obese children are at greater risk than their peers for developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and joint problems.