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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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Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 23:00
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...

Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 23:00
Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?

My Child is Pigeon Toed: What Should I do?

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 05:00
Pigeon toe is common in young children but what causes it? Learn about pigeon toe for different age groups, when to see a doctor and available treatments.

NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 05:00
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants.An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National...

Brain area keeps growing in adulthood, scientists find

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
Until now, brain development was largely attributed to 'synaptic pruning,' but a new study suggests that cortical growth may be responsible instead.

New study finds girls feel unprepared for puberty

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
Girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

Yoga may help kids with cancer

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
A yoga program for children with cancer can be carried out even during cancer treatment, and has quality of life (QOL) benefits for the children as well as their parents, suggests a study in...

Reducing severe violence among adolescents

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:00
The World Health Organization reported in 2014 that homicide was the fourth leading cause of death among 15 - 29 year olds worldwide.

Fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 07:00
New research may add to the existing list of omega-3 health benefits, as study investigates the effects of fish oil on childhood asthma.

ADHD in Girls: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 05:00
What is ADHD and what are the signs and symptoms in girls? How do girls with ADHD differ from boys and what treatments are available?

Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 23:00
In an early-phase clinical trial of a new oral drug, selumetinib, children with the common genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas, tumors of the peripheral...

Did teen perception, use of marijuana change after recreational use legalized?

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 05:00
Marijuana use increased and the drug's perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use by adults but there was no...

Smoking while pregnant may compromise children's kidney function

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 23:00
In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant.

Scientists discover concussion biomarker

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 23:00
The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain's ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.

Study potentially explains vulnerability of young cancer patients to treatment toxicities

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 23:00
Despite many successes in treating pediatric cancer, young children remain at high risk for developing severe, long-lasting impairments in their brain, heart, and other vital organs from...

ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 23:00
ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked.

Shortened treatment for middle ear infection is less effective than standard course

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 23:00
Abbreviated treatment also fails to reduce antibiotic resistance threat.A five-day antimicrobial treatment regimen for middle ear infections in young children is inferior to the standard 10-day...

With eyes or noses? How young children use sensory cues to make social decisions

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:00
New research from the Monell Center reveals that children begin using olfactory information to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces at about five years of age.

Close friendships between children can influence responses to fear

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:00
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that close friends may influence how school-aged children think about danger.

Past kidney injury may raise risk of poor pregnancy outcomes

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 07:00
Women with a history of acute injury may be at greater risk of preeclampsia, early birth, and other pregnancy complications, new research finds.