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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A new study of more than 100 pregnant women pinpoints the abnormal buildup of mineral-protein clusters in amniotic fluid (AF) as a potential culprit in premature birth.
Excessive BMI increase during puberty identified as a new risk factor for mortality due to cardiovascular disease
Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders include physical and mental disabilities. New research finds a way to predict the extent of the damage at an early stage.
Young children may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognised by their parents according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Classroom-based sex education programmes largely ineffectual, but incentives to stay at school can help
A global review of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy in adolescents shows sex education programmes have no impact in lowering...
A new study found that speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age.
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear.
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.
Researchers at Bournemouth University and Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.
What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.
Publication of positive Phase 1 study results for EB-101 gene therapy clinical trial for epidermolysis bullosa
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering gene therapies for life-threatening rare diseases, announced that positive clinical trial results from the...
Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure.
Research suggests major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school.
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's...
Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.