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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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Interventional policies & practices needed to prevent bullying & its harm

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to...

Good nutrition positively affects social development, Penn research shows

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child's social behaviors and development.

Low birthweight linked to higher death rates from infancy through adolescence

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00
Low birthweight is associated with increased death rates from infancy through adolescence, according to a population study of live births in England and Wales published in PLOS Medicine.

Could swaddling babies for sleep raise risk of SIDS?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.

UCLA study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Women suffering from extreme morning sickness often take Zofran (ondansetron) to combat their debilitating nausea and vomiting.

Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed...

E-cigarette and nicotine liquid poisonings increasing rapidly in young children

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 06:00
A new study reports a dramatic rise in young children exposed to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid, prompting calls for stricter regulation and public education.