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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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Rapid blood test by general practitioner can rule out serious infections in children

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 04:00
Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners can now detect serious infections in children very quickly.

Making medications safer for newborns

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
Although new drugs must be shown to be both safe and effective for approval by the Food and Drug Administration, sick newborns receive most of their drug treatment off-label and without the...

Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time.

Gene found that raises risk of childhood ear infections

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 04:00
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...

Millions of children 'may not reach full potential' due to extreme poverty, stunting

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
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.

Retroviral diseases: Children who keep HIV in check

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
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...

NIH report highlights strategies for optimizing youth suicide prevention programs

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 04:00
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a final report from its Pathways to Prevention workshop on youth suicide prevention.

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