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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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1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
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 gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
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...

Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections in children

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
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...

Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
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.

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
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.

Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:00
A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic.

Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 23:00
Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.

Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 07:00
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.

What Effect Does Caffeine Have on People with ADHD?

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:00
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?

Nutritional quality of kids' menus at chain restaurants not improving despite industry pledges

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 05:00
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...

Drug shown to aid injured adult brains may exacerbate cognitive problems in children

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 23:00
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...

Most breastfed infants not receiving recommended vitamin D supplementation

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:00
Although daily vitamin D supplementation is recommended for breastfed infants, adherence to this recommendation is poor.

Study suggests enterovirus infections linked with autoimmunity that leads to type 1 diabetes

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
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...

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.

Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 23:00
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.

Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 08:00
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 alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 07:00
Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.

Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment, and Self-Care

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
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.

Halting lethal childhood leukemia

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
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...

Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 23:00
A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.