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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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Two out of five U.S. infants from low-income families are not vaccinated against rotavirus

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 02:00
Rotavirus (RV) infection is the leading cause of diarrheal disease in young children worldwide, causing more than half a million deaths.According to the U.S.

Mother's smoking may increase her children's risk of lung disease as adults

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 23:00
An Australian study that followed patients over five decades reveals that children of mothers who smoke have an increased likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in...

Patterns of brain swelling may explain susceptibility of children to cerebral malaria

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:00
Brain swelling is a strong predictor of death in children with cerebral malaria (a severe form of the disease where parasites have accumulated in brain vessels), and also in mice with experimental...

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