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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Research from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study that looks at how patients diagnosed with cancer over three decades perceive their health shows need for further progress.
For the first time, researchers have shown that the level of blood sugar measured in the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with the risk of delivering a baby with congenital heart...
Compared with vaginally-delivered children, those born by Cesarean section had a 1.4 times greater odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood.
Global progress on reducing child deaths largely due to fewer cases of pneumonia, diarrhoea, death during birth, malaria and measles
Estimates for 2015 suggest that 5.9 million children worldwide died before reaching the age of five, including 2.7 million newborns. Globally, four million (4.
Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour.
Food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Introducing peanuts into your child's diet is nerve-wracking. New guidelines offer assistance.
New research suggests our birth year and the virus we were exposed to as children can help predict how we would cope in the event of a new flu pandemic.
Taking part in the scouts or guides appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests.
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.