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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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Shaken baby syndrome intervention reduces calls to nurse advice line, not head trauma rates

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 09:00
A program to prevent abusive head trauma (AHT), also known as shaken baby syndrome, was associated with a decline in calls to a nurse advice line but not with a significant change in AHT rates in...

Is flavored tobacco to blame for teen smoking?

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 07:00
A large, survey-based study shows that the majority of young people use a flavored product for their first time using tobacco; efforts to decrease use of these products are vital.

FDA approves new treatment Strensiq (asfotase alfa) for rare metabolic disorder hypophosphatasia

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 05:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Strensiq (asfotase alfa) as the first approved treatment for perinatal, infantile and juvenile-onset hypophosphatasia (HPP).

World-first QUT study links light exposure to weight gain in children

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:00
A world-first study by QUT's Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more.

American Academy of Pediatrics issues sweeping recommendations on tobacco and e-cigarettes

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:00
New policy statements urge strong regulations of e-cigarettes, noting increasing popularity among teens; AAP recommends restricting age of sale for all tobacco products to 21While adolescent use...

American Academy of Pediatrics links global warming to the health of children

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 01:00
Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement that links climate change with the health of children, urging pediatricians and politicians to work together to solve this...

Study finds injuries from nonpowder guns severe among children

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
As airsoft, BB and paintball guns begin to rival the power of traditional firearms, injuries from these 'toy' weapons treated at a large metropolitan children's hospital demonstrate a significant...

New rule that limits tackling during football practices knocks down concussions

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Study examines concussion rates after Wisconsin's mandatory cap on the amount and duration of full contact activities among playersNew research shows that limiting the amount of full-contact...

More than 1 in 5 anaphylactic reactions occur in students with no known allergies

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Survey Results from more than 6,000 schools indicates importance of wider access to epinephrine auto-injectorsMore than 1 in 10 schools in the United States responding to a survey reported at...

Health food stores recommend teens try performance supplement not recommended for under 18s

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Researcher posing as 15-year-old football player looking to boost muscle mass and strength frequently advised to take creatine, unproven as safe for adolescentsPosing as a 15-year-old athlete...

Internet misfires as source of accurate information on storing firearms

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Study finds only 2 percent of commonly searched websites correctly identified all four practices shown to protect children in homes with gunsThe vast majority of Internet pages visited by people...

Study identifies roadblocks to mental health services for adolescents affected by bullying

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Better communication needed between medical providers, school officials and parents to remove barriers to help for middle and high school studentsNearly one in three U.S.

Birth tourism in the United States delivers complex medical cases in neonatal units

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 00:00
Babies born to mothers who traveled to the United States intending to give birth have significant medical, social and financial challengesExpectant mothers traveling to the United States with the...