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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A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time.
Researchers have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media (AOM) - and known to parents as one reason for a...
Many children around the world are not fulfilling their potential because of a lack of nurturing care in the early years. Experts call for more support.
Some HIV-infected - and untreated - children do not develop AIDS. A new study shows that they control the virus in a different way from the few infected adults who remain disease-free, and sheds...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a final report from its Pathways to Prevention workshop on youth suicide prevention.