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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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Scouts and guides have better mental health in later life, study finds

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:00
Taking part in the scouts or guides appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests.

Particle clusters named a culprit in premature birth

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:00
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

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 23:00
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.

Alcohol damage to fetus measured by new blood test

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:00
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.

Parents don't notice young children's PTSD - but may need support themselves

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:00
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

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 23:00
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...