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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1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies.
Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to...
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in...
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems.
Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.
A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic.
Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.
Can caffeine be used as a treatment for ADHD and what should be considered before caffeine is given to a child? What other treatments are available?
U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with...
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in infants and children in the United States, with more than half a million affected annually, according to the...
Although daily vitamin D supplementation is recommended for breastfed infants, adherence to this recommendation is poor.
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of...
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.
Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.
What is a whitehead and what causes whiteheads? Learn about the recommended treatment and self-care for whiteheads as well as self-help for acne.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic...
A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.