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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The nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.
To minimize risk of stillbirth and newborn deaths, the optimal gestational age for delivery of twins in two-placenta pregnancies is 37 weeks, says study.
A recent review on head lice treatments available in the United States described a marked decline in the effectiveness of permethrin/synergized pyrethrins (collectively pyrethroids), likely due...
While a nutritious diet has clear benefits for health and longevity, the general support for a lasting effect of early diet on lifespan is unknown.
Cesarean birth may be associated with higher risk of obesity in children and is significant in families when compared with siblings born by vaginal birth.
In an analysis that included more than 1.4 million births, exposure to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the first trimester of pregnancy compared with nonexposure was not associated with...
At the dinner table, babies do a lot more than play with their sippy cups, new research suggests.
Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life.
At the dining table, babies determine food selection based more on social cues, rather than nutritional ones. Findings have implications for policymakers.
Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal foetal development and during the course of various diseases.
A potent chemotherapy drug can be life saving for children with cancer, but a new review highlights how it can have long-lasting negative effects on the heart.
Children with a genetic susceptibility for asthma development may be at lower risk of respiratory symptoms if they are breast-fed, researchers find.
Exposure to extreme heat or cold during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.
A new Tel Aviv University study has determined that natural, spontaneous deliveries and induced deliveries following the rupture of the amniotic sac in the mother share similar neonatal outcomes...
Children prescribed antibiotics in the first year of life may be at higher risk of food allergies, with the risk increasing with higher antibiotic use.
Decision-making tool may help doctors cut unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for children with coughs and respiratory tract infections
Respiratory tract infections (RTI) with cough are the most common reason children are prescribed antibiotics by their doctors, but up to a third of prescriptions may be unnecessary.
Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents' psychiatric disorders, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
Two epilepsy drugs, levetiracetam and topiramate, may not harm the thinking skills and IQs of school-age children born to women who took them while pregnant, according to a recent study.
Naturally occurring sugars present in some women's breast milk have the potential to prevent group B streptococcus infection in babies, researchers find.
Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found.