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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Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution.
Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study.
When it comes to sharing experiences caring for a child with cancer, parents often turn to social media as a way to connect with support.
Symptom exacerbations after concussion appeared to be common in a secondary analysis of a clinical trial that included 63 children studied for 10 days after injury, according to an article...
Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) report that combining two standard medications could lead...
Largest genomic study of heart disease in children reveals inherited genetic roots and new disorders
In one of the largest international genetic studies of congenital heart disease (CHD), researchers have discovered gene mutations linked to three new rare congenital heart disorders.
A new study indicates that several proteins are excreted differently in preterm infants with kidney injury compared with those with healthy kidneys.
Preterm infants fed breast milk within the first 28 days of life have better brain development and neurocognitive outcomes, finds a new study.
A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.
A new consensus statement provides recommendations for transitioning adolescents and young adults with neurologic disorders to adult care.
As cases of ADHD continue to rise among U.S. children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting a much-needed assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and...
Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD.
Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech.
Late preterm and early term births declined in the United States; a decline in early term birth rates are linked with decreasing obstetric intervention.
Pregnancy delays can have a substantial effect on reducing cases of microcephaly but can exacerbate the Zika virus outbreak if the timing and duration of the delay is insufficient.
Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise...
External hemangiomas are birthmarks caused by the growth of extra blood vessels. Learn what they look like, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.
New research finds around 35 percent of pregnant women have iron deficiency, increasing their risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage.
Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal...
When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered.