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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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Bilingual baby brains show increased activity in executive function regions

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 05:00
Many brain studies show that bilingual adults have more activity in areas associated with executive function, a set of mental abilities that includes problem-solving, shifting attention and other...

Reasons reported by children, youth for being on the streets

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:00
Poverty was the most common reason reported by children and youth, globally, for why they were on the streets, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

Researchers discover novel risk factor in breast cancer protein 1 (BRCA1) for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:00
Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a novel function performed by the breast cancer 1 protein (BRCA1), which regulates DNA repair.

HIV-positive children and adolescents: Added benefit of rilpivirine not proven

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Drug manufacturer only presented data from a one-arm study and also conducted no indirect comparison.

Chemical in antibacterial soap may disrupt mix of organisms in digestive tract

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Use of a common nonprescription antimicrobial, triclocarban (TCC), during pregnancy and breast-feeding may alter the offspring's composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms, called...

An overfed fetus may become an overweight adolescent

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Higher levels of blood markers in the umbilical cord indicate that the baby has more fat and may continue having more fat into late childhood and adolescence, new research suggests.

Infants with strong sucking skills are more likely to gain additional weight

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
A new study of African-American infants finds that those who feed more vigorously at 1 month of age have higher weight at 4 months, which may be associated with a later risk for obesity.

Seeing cell to cell differences for first time explains symptoms of rare genetic disorders

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Every cell in the body has two genomes, one from the mother and one from the father.

Are we programmed to like or not like exercise before we are born?

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 06:00
A new study conducted in mice reveals that our experience in the womb has an impact on whether we are physically active or not throughout our lives.

Study finds addiction associated with poor awareness of others

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 02:00
Study with adolescents finds dose-response relationship between substance use and sensitivity to others.

Investigators identify new pneumonia epidemic in Beijing

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 01:00
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections began rising in Beijing last spring, and by December, this pathogen was found in more than half of hospitalized children suffering from pneumonia in that city...

Helping young adult cancer survivors adopt a healthy lifestyle

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 23:00
A healthy lifestyle is especially important for young adult and teenage survivors of cancer, and how health behavior messages related to diet, exercise, smoking, and alcohol consumption are...

Stillbirth risk could be halved with seasonal flu shot during pregnancy

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 23:00
Getting the seasonal flu vaccination during pregnancy could reduce the risk of stillbirth by more than 50%, according to the results of a new study.

CDC estimates 1 in 68 school-aged children have autism; no change from previous estimate

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:00
Too soon to say whether autism prevalence stabilizing.An estimated 1 in 68 (14.

Scientists discover new way to tackle challenging children's brain tumours

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 08:00
Scientists have discovered why a curable type of children's brain tumour is so responsive to chemotherapy - paving the way to improve treatment of tumours that are harder to tackle, according to...

Remote eye gaze tracking as a marker for autism

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 07:00
A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that eye tracking can differentiate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from...

UK children with cancer to get new gene test

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 06:00
Pilot study will sequence 81 cancer genes in children's tumours to help personalise cancer treatment.

New mouse model for acute myeloid leukemia opens door to research, possible treatments

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 04:00
A novel mouse model of a highly lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) offers a new tool for scientists working to better understand this disease and research new therapeutic targets.

Can videogames improve health outcomes in children?

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 03:00
The videogames for health (G4H) field is pursuing innovative, potentially highly effective methods for changing behaviors and affecting health outcomes in children, but more research, defined...

Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions to kids' emotions

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 03:00
A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at...

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