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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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Simple water station setup increases students' water consumption

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 03:00
Providing water dispensers with cups in school cafeterias and promoting their use led to nearly a 20 percent increase in the number of California students who drank water at lunchtime compared with...

Attention problems in early childhood can have lasting impact

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics...

Family upbringing has no impact on people's food preferences

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 06:00
The effects of family upbringing on people's food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence...

Extra 1,000 steps a day shows benefits for children with type 1 diabetes

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:00
Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and...

Religion shown to steer adolescents away from pornography

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:00
A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance...

Understanding baby's first steps could improve spinal injury rehab

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury.

Children make poor dietary choices shortly after advertisements of unhealthy foods and beverages: Study

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Ads for unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar or salt have an immediate and significant impact on children and lead to harmful diets, according to research from McMaster University.

New type of rare brittle-bone disease discovered

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Zurich and University Children's Hospital Zurich have discovered the first X-chromosome-inherited type of the congenital disease osteogenesis imperfecta, also...

Research highlights adolescent abuse and neglect risk

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 06:00
New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect.