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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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Are vitamin supplements for pregnant women a waste of money?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 23:00
Nutritional supplements are widely marketed to pregnant women. A review asks whether scientific research backs up the relatively high cost of these pills.

Children who suck their thumbs and bite their nails less likely to develop allergies

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 06:00
Study finds adults who sucked their thumbs and bit their nails in childhood were less likely to test positive in a skin prick test for allergies.

Concussions on the rise for adolescents, researchers say

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 06:00
Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orhopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's...

Teen vaping could reverse progress in the control of tobacco

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 06:00
Nicotine experimentation could become nicotine addiction for youth who never used any other tobacco products, USC study suggests.

Look-back study suggests some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:00
In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can...

Composition of artificial turf surfaces key to preventing high school football injuries

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:00
As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety.

Increase in childhood and adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:00
London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill.

More frequent exercise therapy benefits bone strength in very low weight pre-term infants

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 23:00
Study shows that a twice daily program of assisted range-of-motion exercises provides significant benefits for bone strength, potentially decreasing the risk of low bone density and future fractures...

Exercise in pregnancy 'good for mom and baby'

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 23:00
Review of research finds exercise in single pregnancy is good for normal weight mothers and their child, and is not linked to raised risk of preterm birth.

Children who watch lots of TV may have poor bone health later in life

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:00
Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study.

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy nearly twice as high as reported

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:00
More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in...

Simple water station setup increases students' water consumption

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 03:00
Providing water dispensers with cups in school cafeterias and promoting their use led to nearly a 20 percent increase in the number of California students who drank water at lunchtime compared with...

Attention problems in early childhood can have lasting impact

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics...