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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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Study links self-reported childhood abuse to death in women years later

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 05:00
A study of a large number of middle-aged adults suggests self-reported childhood abuse by women was associated with an increased long-term risk of death, according to an article published online by...

Steroid treatment in very low birth weight infants may contribute to vision problems

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 23:00
Modest but significantly increased risk of retinopathy in very premature infants is associated with steroid treatment, according to a new study published in the Journal of AAPOS.

Leukaemia blood testing has 'massive potential'

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 23:00
Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood leukaemia.

Pregnancy: Antipsychotic use does not increase the risk of birth defects

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 06:00
Exposure to antipsychotic drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of congenital or cardiac malformations.

Celiac disease: Season, region of birth linked with increased risk in children

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:00
Season and region of birth may be associated with an increased risk of celiac disease in children before the age of 15, study finds.

Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 23:00
Contrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot.

Trampoline park injuries "emerging public health concern," doctors warn

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 23:00
In 6 months 40 kids required medical treatment at one trauma centre alone.Indoor trampoline park injuries are an "emerging public health concern," warn doctors in the journal Injury Prevention.

Is the baby-friendly hospital initiative improving infant health and breastfeeding outcomes?

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 23:00
The 10-step Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), aimed at promoting breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity to improve early infant health in the U.S.

Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence children's food choices

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 08:00
Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year.

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