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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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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.

Rare look at youth post detention is bleak

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 23:00
A new Northwestern Medicine study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention.

Sirt1 regulates proliferation and regeneration of glial progenitor cells after injury

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 23:00
Developing brains in newborns have a sizable pool of a certain type of immature progenitor cell that can be expanded and induced to replace cells lost to brain injury.

Children with higher genetic risk for obesity respond more strongly to fast food ads

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 23:00
Dartmouth researchers have found that children with a genetic risk for obesity had greater activity in brain reward centers when watching fast food commercials, which could help us to understand...

Young children can choke to death on whole grapes, doctors warn

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 23:00
Grapes third most common cause of food related choking after hot dogs and sweets.

Violence spreads like a disease among adolescents, study finds

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 23:00
A new study of U.S. adolescents provides some of the best evidence to date of how violence spreads like a contagious disease.

Zika-linked birth defects more extensive than previously thought, UCLA-led research finds

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:00
New UCLA-led research finds that Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in human fetuses are more extensive - and severe - than previously thought, with 46 percent of 125 pregnancies among...

Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:00
Defects in the body's regulatory T cells (T reg cells) cause inflammation and autoimmune disease by altering the type of bacteria living in the gut, researchers from The University of Texas Health...

Neglect and abuse in childhood could have long-term economic consequences

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:00
People who suffer neglect and abuse in childhood are much more likely to have time off work due to long-term sickness and less likely to own their own homes when they reach middle age than their...

Congenital herpes virus tied to common childhood cancer

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 06:00
Children who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia are over three times more likely to have tested positive for cytomegalovirus at birth, a new study shows.

Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients: Options for Men and Women

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 05:00
How might cancer and cancer treatments affect fertility, and what are the fertility preservation options for children with cancer? Learn more here.

Medical care of child with down syndrome probably not a financial burden for most families

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 01:00
The first study to analyze the out-of-pocket costs to families for the medical care of children and adolescents with Down syndrome finds that monthly costs - averaged over the first 18 years of...

Could absence of one protein explain 1 in 3 cases of autism?

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 23:00
People with autism have low levels of the protein nSR100. Now, by reducing this this protein in mice, scientists have triggered behaviors linked to autism.

Obesity in adolescents significantly increases their risk of heart disease regardless of ethnicity

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 23:00
A new study published in BMJ Open has found a link between obesity in adolescents and their risk of developing heart disease in early adulthood, regardless of ethnicity.

Cigar warnings: Do teens believe them?

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 05:00
A majority of adolescents in the United States report current cigar warning labels to be very believable, according to a new study conducted by doctors and researchers at the University of North...

Teen substance use shows promising decline

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world.

Study raises concern of significant under-reporting of child abuse within US Army

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
Only 20 percent of medically diagnosed child abuse and neglect cases in U.S.

Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 23:00
Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases.

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing amongst university students - but manyunaware of its harms

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 05:00
Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing among university students in the UK and worldwide with many feeling it's more socially acceptable and less harmful than cigarette smoking - according to a study...