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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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Anti-epileptic drug linked to birth defects when taken with other drugs

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 04:00
In an analysis of pregnancies in Australia from 1999 to 2014 in which women were taking anti-epileptic drugs, fetal malformation rates fell over time in pregnancies where only one drug was taken...

Methotrexate exposure impacts cognitive processes cancer survivors need to multitask

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 04:00
Research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital suggests that pediatric leukemia patients exposed to higher concentrations of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate are more likely to struggle with...

Children born late seem to score better on cognitive tests

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:00
Children born late, at 41 weeks of gestation, may have a higher level of cognitive functioning overall but a greater chance of physical problems.

Increase in obesity among pediatric hodgkin lymphoma patients may be linked to disease relapse

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 06:00
Obesity has been identified as an adverse risk factor for survival in many adult and childhood cancers, but not in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma, the most common cancer in adolescents.

Social adversity early in life may affect the expression of stress-related genes

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 03:00
New research suggests that early severe social deprivation may impact DNA modifications that affect the expression of stress-related genes.