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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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Could swaddling babies for sleep raise risk of SIDS?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
A review of four studies from different countries suggests there may be a link between swaddling babies for sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, and suggests some precautions.

UCLA study finds no evidence linking anti-nausea drug to birth defects

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Women suffering from extreme morning sickness often take Zofran (ondansetron) to combat their debilitating nausea and vomiting.

Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:00
Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed...

E-cigarette and nicotine liquid poisonings increasing rapidly in young children

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 06:00
A new study reports a dramatic rise in young children exposed to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid, prompting calls for stricter regulation and public education.

Clinical trial underway for treatment of sleep apnea in adolescents with Down syndrome

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:00
New technology may benefit unique population of patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines.

Smoking in pregnancy and overweight may set up social divide in child obesity rates

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:00
First study of its kind shows importance of early life factors, say researchers.

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing could transform global health for generations to come, says major report

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:00
Decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10-24 years, according to a major new Lancet Commission on...

Wilderness Medical Society issues official guidelines for prevention and treatment of drowning

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 01:00
Recommendations for rescue, resuscitation, clinical management, disposition, and drowning prevention published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.Drowning is a global threat to human health.

Videogame addiction: Sleep loss, obesity, and cardiovascular risk for some gamers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:00
Some children and youth with high videogame addiction tendencies may be at risk of sleep deprivation and disorders associated with obesity and poor cardio-metabolic health, Hamilton researchers have...

Do artificial sweeteners during pregnancy increase risk of high infant BMI?

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:00
Artificial sweeteners are consumed in huge quantities throughout America. New research investigates their impact on the future weight of the unborn child.

Modeling and simulation help optimize chemotherapy to combat brain tumor

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used sophisticated pharmacologic modeling and simulation to translate preclinical findings into a successful phase I clinical trial of a...

Fewer overweight or obese children in Canada after years of increased rates

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
After years of increases, the rates of children who are overweight or obese are declining in Canada, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Serious video games may help increase fruit and vegetable intake

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 05:00
Creating implementation intentions within the goal-setting process in Squires Quest!

New treatment for children with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children.

Study of elite paralympic athletes supports benefits of exercise for children with cerebral palsy

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of similar age, reports a study...

Apples or fries: When apples are the default side-dish, children still choose fries

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
There has been a lot of enthusiasm for nudging individuals to eat better without restricting choice by making healthy foods more visible, attractive, and convenient.

Does the moon affect our mood or actions?

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:00
Are children like werewolves? Study of children's sleeping patterns over lunar cycles.