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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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Humanoid robot works in therapy for children with autism

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 07:00
Children with autism have special difficulty in expressing emotions, usually have no social skills and face major problems when communicating.

Leukemia study reveals role of RNA binding protein in driving cancer

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:00
Abnormally expressed in cancer cells, the protein was found to promote the proliferation of B cells in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Dravet syndrome: GW Pharmaceuticals announces positive phase 3 pivotal study results for Epidiolex (cannabidiol)

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:00
GW Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announces the...

SONRÍE, a helpful tool for orofacial rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:00
Researchers from UPM and URJC have created a platform made up of diverse games that will allow children with neurological disorders to rehabilitate orofacial disorders.

Cellular protein plays important role in aggressive childhood cancer

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 03:00
UCLA-led research shows protein could be target for drugs that combat leukemia.

No dramatic shifts in BMI for overweight girls a year after receiving fitness assessment

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 02:00
Teens being classified as overweight in school fitness reports does not appear to have any impact on short-term changes in body mass index, finds a new study by New York University's Institute for...

Condom use among high school girls using long-acting contraception

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 07:00
High school girls who used intrauterine devices and implants for long-acting reversible contraception were less likely to also use condoms compared with girls who used oral contraceptives...

Sedentary behaviour 'increases even in active children'

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 05:00
Sedentary behaviour increases in children between the ages of nine and 12 - even if they are otherwise physically active, according to research at the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle.

E-cigarettes - under-18s back a precautionary approach

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 04:00
A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has investigated the views of under-18s to e-cigarettes for the first time and found they support strict regulation.

Can nutritional supplements impact genetic hearing loss in children?

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 23:00
Antioxidant regimen helps slow hearing loss in mouse model of most common form of childhood deafness.

A younger sibling may be good for your child's health

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 23:00
Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child's risk of becoming obese, a new study led by the University of Michigan suggests.

Penn experts warn that touting 'naturalness' of breastfeeding could backfire

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 23:00
Breastfeeding campaigns that extol breastfeeding as the "natural" way to feed infants could result in harmful decision-making by some parents on other important health matters, according to experts...

New, non-invasive method to determine whether a child is celiac or not

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have developed a new, simple and non invasive method to determine whether a child aged 2-4 suffers from celiac disease or not without the necessity...

Children reap the benefits of video games

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 23:00
Contrary to popular fears, video games appear to promote mental health and cognitive and social skills in young children, says a new report.