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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Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because symptoms can often be vague and unclear.
Nutritional supplements are widely marketed to pregnant women. A review asks whether scientific research backs up the relatively high cost of these pills.
Study finds adults who sucked their thumbs and bit their nails in childhood were less likely to test positive in a skin prick test for allergies.
Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orhopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's...
Nicotine experimentation could become nicotine addiction for youth who never used any other tobacco products, USC study suggests.
In a look-back study of medical records, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can...
As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety.
London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill.
Study shows that a twice daily program of assisted range-of-motion exercises provides significant benefits for bone strength, potentially decreasing the risk of low bone density and future fractures...
Review of research finds exercise in single pregnancy is good for normal weight mothers and their child, and is not linked to raised risk of preterm birth.
Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study.
More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in...