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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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Gene found that raises risk of childhood ear infections

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 04:00
Researchers have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media (AOM) - and known to parents as one reason for a...

Millions of children 'may not reach full potential' due to extreme poverty, stunting

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
Many children around the world are not fulfilling their potential because of a lack of nurturing care in the early years. Experts call for more support.

Retroviral diseases: Children who keep HIV in check

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
Some HIV-infected - and untreated - children do not develop AIDS. A new study shows that they control the virus in a different way from the few infected adults who remain disease-free, and sheds...

NIH report highlights strategies for optimizing youth suicide prevention programs

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 04:00
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a final report from its Pathways to Prevention workshop on youth suicide prevention.

FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 04:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children.

With worrisome animal research, more focus needed on effects of cannabis on human development

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical...

Do children with Tourette syndrome have an advantage at language?

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Children with Tourette syndrome may process aspects of language faster than other children, a new study shows.

Parents cite lack of need as reason for not getting kids flu shots

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against...