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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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Study raises concern of significant under-reporting of child abuse within US Army

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
Only 20 percent of medically diagnosed child abuse and neglect cases in U.S.

Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases.

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing amongst university students - but manyunaware of its harms

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 05:00
Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing among university students in the UK and worldwide with many feeling it's more socially acceptable and less harmful than cigarette smoking - according to a study...

New app helps children with asthma overcome fear of inhalers

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 23:00
A new app which rewards children with asthma for using inhalers correctly by blowing away cartoon baddies could help them overcome their fear of breathing devices.

Fasting could help treat most common childhood leukemia

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 07:00
A study reveals that intermittent fasting cleared cancer cells and increased survival in mouse models of acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Anesthetic cream most effective pain reliever for infant vaccinations

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 23:00
New research has found that anesthetic cream is the best solution for the pain experienced by infants as a result of routine vaccinations.

Beware: Children can passively 'smoke' marijuana, too

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 23:00
First study to successfully detect traces of marijuana chemicals in children's bodies.Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise.

Baby teethers soothe, but many contain low levels of BPA

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:00
Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The U.S.

Researchers find children with 'wobbly eye' unable to recognise faces

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:00
Researchers in Southampton have discovered children who suffer from eye movement disorder nystagmus - known as 'wobbly eye' - struggle to recognise faces but not other objects.

Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:00
In silent reflux, stomach acid returns to the throat, causing irritation and frequent throat clearing. Learn its causes, symptoms, and treatment here.

IKZF1 gene mutations found to increase hereditary risk for ALL in children

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 23:00
A late-breaking abstract presented during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego identifies inherited genetic mutations in the gene IKZF1 that...

School shootings less likely in states with background checks on gun purchases

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:00
...And in those with higher spends on mental health services and public education.

Experimental drug for spinal muscular atrophy shows promising early results, prompting phase 3 clinical trial

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:00
A new drug for spinal muscular atrophy has shown promising early results in a phase 2 trial involving 20 babies with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy.

New drug might halt the progress of neurodegenerative disease

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 23:00
Spinal muscular atrophy type 1 kills most infants by their second birthday. A new drug has shown positive results against the disease in young patients.

Study examines aspects of family relationships that may affect children's disruptive behaviour

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 01:00
A new study has examined the interaction between coparenting and coercive parenting in predicting children's disruptive behaviour.

Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 23:00
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments - of which only one is currently recommended on the...

Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 23:00
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between...

Erythroblastosis Fetalis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 05:00
Erythroblastosis fetalis is a potentially fatal condition. Learn about the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments with this article.

Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:00
Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.

Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:00
In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease...