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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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17 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 17 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a turnip and may react to loud noises in your environment.

Better American diets save lives, but more can be done

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 23:00
Research shows that slight improvements in the American diet have helped save lives and reduce health costs, but there is still a long way to go, and more regulations are needed.

Children's National Ebola Response Task Force publishes report on preparedness and response plan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:00
When the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak erupted internationally with a threat to spread to the U.

Could the family dog lower your child's asthma risk?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 07:00
A large study suggests that early exposure to farm animals and dogs lowers asthma risks in children - findings that could help parents decide when to expose children to animals.

Cleveland Clinic: New policies would expand pediatric lung transplant access, study shows

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 00:00
Findings will lead to new pediatric allocation process nationwide.Broader geographic sharing of pediatric donor lungs could result in twice as many lung transplants for young patients in the U.S.

Divorce rate doesn't go up as families of children with disabilities grow

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 23:00
Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the...

Adverts for kid's meals with toys draw children

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
A new study confirms that when children see advertisements for fast food directed at their age group, especially with toys, they will ask to visit the restaurant advertised.

Kids meals, toys, and TV advertising: A triple threat to child health

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
Fast food companies advertise children's meals on TV with ads that feature toy premiums, and it has been suggested that the use of these toy premiums may prompt children to request eating at fast...

UTMB study finds obese pregnant women who lose weight save money, have healthier newborns

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
A recent study conducted by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health...

Pulse oximetry screening in newborns: Hint of benefit for critical congenital heart defect

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:00
More cases are detected with screening than without.There is a hint of a benefit of pulse oximetry screening as an add-on test to existing standard examinations for detection of critical...

Low testosterone, men's empathy can determine parenting skills

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. And rightfully so--it affects their sex drive and other health factors.

Akili pilot study shows digital intervention improved attention and memory in children with ADHD

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
Akili Interactive Labs, Inc., a company focused on developing clinically validated digital medicine for cognitive assessment and personalized treatment, announced today data from the Akili-001...

Child health research at 'worryingly low' level as over 80% of paediatricians say they have no time allocated for research work

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:00
Leading children's doctors are warning that the decline in the amount of child health research being conducted presents a risk to the health of current and future generations.

What blocks pro-vaccine beliefs?

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 03:00
Despite rhetoric that pits "anti-vaxxers" versus "pro-vaxxers," most new parents probably qualify as vaccine-neutral--that is, they passively accept rather than actively demand vaccination.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
Respiratory syncytial virus is a viral infection that affects the lungs and respiratory tract. Learn about how respiratory syncytial virus can be diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Early life stress and adolescent depression cause impaired development of reward circuits

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
Early life stress is a major risk factor for later episodes of depression. In fact, adults who are abused or neglected as children are almost twice as likely to experience depression.

Computer-based modeling improves outcomes for infants in drug withdrawal

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 09:00
Computer-based modeling is helping to further reduce length of hospital stay and duration of treatment with opioids that are used therapeutically to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their...

FDA takes enforcement action against retailers who have repeatedly sold tobacco products to minors

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 09:00
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed complaints initiating the first-ever No-Tobacco-Sale Order (NTSO) actions for a group of retailers who have repeatedly violated certain...

Factors in breast milk may play a role in transmission of obesity

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 03:00
A new study suggests the road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, shifting popular notions about how and why children grow to become overweight adults.

The BMJ retracts study after report reveals evidence of scientific misconduct

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 23:00
Editors describe case as "a major failure of scientific governance"Today The BMJ retracts a 1989 study into the immune benefits of baby formula by Canadian scientist R K Chandra after...

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