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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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Healthy adults found unaffected by their disease-inducing genetic mutations

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 02:00
Genome screening of nearly 600,000 healthy adults for 874 mutations finds 13 who despite carrying genes for severe childhood diseases never developed them and grew up healthy.

Lung ultrasound may be a safe substitute for chest X-ray when diagnosing pneumonia in children

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children and a potential substitute for chest X-ray, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of...

Concussion can alter parent-child relationships

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Parents should watch for emotional and behavioural changes in their children.

Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child's lungs

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:00
Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research published in the April 15 American...

GW Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase 3 pivotal study in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, has announced that...

Rising number of UK youngsters battling subtance abuse problems, says Central YMCA

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:00
Youth charity, Central YMCA, has warned of the increasing harm caused by legal and illegal highs, after UK youngsters cited substance abuse as one of the biggest threats facing them today.

Study finds skateboarding sent about 176 youth to US EDs every day

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers encourage protective equipment and age-appropriate riding.Skateboarding is a popular recreational sport and participation has increased the last several decades, faster than any...

Preventable maternal and child deaths could be virtually eliminated in a generation, say leading experts

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:00
Avoidable maternal and child deaths could be greatly reduced in a generation by rapid expansion of essential, highly-cost effective health interventions and services, according to some of the...

Kids' meals still too high in fat and sodium

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
Restaurants are starting to offer lower calorie meals for children and choices with more nutritional value, but kids' meals still contain too much sodium and fat.

Global partnership launches new programme with goal to save the lives of thousands of children affected by HIV in Lesotho

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:00
ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company, announced today jointly with its global partners, Vodafone Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and the United States...

Researchers combine drugs to develop a new treatment for human parainfluenza virus

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 03:00
Griffith's Institute for Glycomics have made a promising discovery in the treatment and prevention of human parainfluenza virus.

Gray matter abnormality predicts neurodevelopmental problems in smaller premature babies

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 02:00
Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain is increasingly used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants, but the existing systems of analyzing or "scoring" those MRIs rely heavily...

Scientists identify possible double whammy to attack leukaemia

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:00
Manchester scientists have identified a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, according to a study published in the journal Cell Death and Disease.

Novartis receives EU approval for Revolade as first-in-class therapy for children aged 1 year and above with chronic ITP

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:00
Novartis has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Revolade®(eltrombopag) for the treatment of pediatric (aged 1 year and above) chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic...

Study supports single-question alcohol screen for adolescents

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:00
A single screening question about drinking frequency in the past year could help doctors identify adolescents at risk for alcohol problems, according to a new study funded by the National Institute...

Positive pivotal ADHD trial results announced for its investigational drug candidate Benjornatm

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:00
Highland Therapeutics Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc.

Outdoor light has role in reducing short-sightedness in kids

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 03:00
Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking research by Australian optometrists.

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