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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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Basketball, soccer, lacrosse lead to most ACL injuries among high school female athletes

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
New study breaks down rate of injury to major knee ligament per season by gender and sportA new study finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among high school...

Job opportunities, after-school activities, cleaner city top urban teens' priorities

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 01:00
More than 60 percent of youths attending community-academic partnership conference in New Haven, Conn., report having a family member killed in an act of violence.

Babies' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Infants are motivated by hearing themselves'Dada' is a first word for many babies.

NIH-funded study reveals why malaria vaccine only partially protected children, infants

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 00:00
Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called...

C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone disease

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 23:00
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, said a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College...

Controversial Cochrane review sparks debate about mass deworming

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:00
A recent Cochrane review has sparked a debate among scientists concerning the effectiveness of mass deworming programs for improving childhood outcomes.

Use of CT scans in pediatric injury varies widely among emergency rooms, says UPMC, Pitt study

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:00
Emergency departments vary widely when it comes to ordering CT scans for children who come in with injuries, according to a study conducted by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the...

Are antibiotics making our kids fat?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
Research from Johns Hopkins suggests repeated antibiotic use in childhood is linked to higher BMI among children and adolescents, increasing risk for further health problems.

New guides produced to help families whose loved ones are in Assessment and Treatment Units, UK

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
A coalition of charities, family members and solicitors have produced a series of guides which explain the rights of individuals with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges, with a...