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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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HIV-positive children and adolescents: Added benefit of rilpivirine not proven

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Drug manufacturer only presented data from a one-arm study and also conducted no indirect comparison.

Chemical in antibacterial soap may disrupt mix of organisms in digestive tract

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Use of a common nonprescription antimicrobial, triclocarban (TCC), during pregnancy and breast-feeding may alter the offspring's composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms, called...

An overfed fetus may become an overweight adolescent

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Higher levels of blood markers in the umbilical cord indicate that the baby has more fat and may continue having more fat into late childhood and adolescence, new research suggests.

Infants with strong sucking skills are more likely to gain additional weight

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
A new study of African-American infants finds that those who feed more vigorously at 1 month of age have higher weight at 4 months, which may be associated with a later risk for obesity.

Seeing cell to cell differences for first time explains symptoms of rare genetic disorders

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:00
Every cell in the body has two genomes, one from the mother and one from the father.