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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Only 20 percent of medically diagnosed child abuse and neglect cases in U.S.
Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases.
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...
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.
A study reveals that intermittent fasting cleared cancer cells and increased survival in mouse models of acute lymphocytic leukemia.
New research has found that anesthetic cream is the best solution for the pain experienced by infants as a result of routine vaccinations.
First study to successfully detect traces of marijuana chemicals in children's bodies.Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise.
Bisphenol-A (BPA), parabens and antimicrobials are widely used in personal care products and plastics. The U.S.
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.
In silent reflux, stomach acid returns to the throat, causing irritation and frequent throat clearing. Learn its causes, symptoms, and treatment here.
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...
...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
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.
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.
A new study has examined the interaction between coparenting and coercive parenting in predicting children's disruptive behaviour.
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
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 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
Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.
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...