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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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Vitamin D supplementation among infants boosts muscle mass at 3 years

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
Giving infants extra vitamin D in their first year of life appears to encourage muscle development and reduce the proportion of fat by the age of 3 years.

Positive top line results announced for inhaled anti-RSV nanobody (alx-0171) in a phase I/IIa study in infants

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:00
Ablynx has announced positive top line results from the first-in-infant Phase I/IIa study of its wholly-owned, inhaled, anti-RSV Nanobody, ALX-0171, in 53 infants, aged 1-24 months, hospitalised as...

Kent legal expert shows how UK surrogacy laws have become 'nonsensical'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 04:00
Kent legal expert shows how UK surrogacy laws have become 'nonsensical'In an article in the Medical Law Review, Dr Kirsty Horsey, of the University of Kent, describes cases that show current...

Use of personal care products during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in newborns

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 03:00
A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns.

Infections can increase diabetes risk in children

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 00:00
Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life are associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes.