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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A new study shows a link between moving houses in childhood and adverse health and well-being outcomes, with adolescents at particular risk.
First quantifiable examination of nutritional quality of food and drink endorsements by music celebrities popular among teens.
In an analysis of pregnancies in Australia from 1999 to 2014 in which women were taking anti-epileptic drugs, fetal malformation rates fell over time in pregnancies where only one drug was taken...
Research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital suggests that pediatric leukemia patients exposed to higher concentrations of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate are more likely to struggle with...
Children born late, at 41 weeks of gestation, may have a higher level of cognitive functioning overall but a greater chance of physical problems.
Obesity has been identified as an adverse risk factor for survival in many adult and childhood cancers, but not in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma, the most common cancer in adolescents.
New research suggests that early severe social deprivation may impact DNA modifications that affect the expression of stress-related genes.
Use of local parks, playgrounds - freely accessible to all - may help build habits for a lifetime.
A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found a global boom in the sale of infant and baby formula, especially in China and Southeast Asia, raising concerns about the health...
New research has found that a drug commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat in children.
New research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights a substantial gap in how the United States currently estimates...
Wait lists for a specialist to confirm an autism diagnosis can be agonizing and last months.
If pregnant women take antiepileptic drugs, the child can develop autistic traits.
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found.
Exposure to the chemicals BPA and vinclozolin may irreversibly damage children's tooth enamel by blocking sex hormones important for its production.
Adults who were born prematurely or at a below average weight are more likely to have weaker bones and an increased risk of fracture and osteoporosis later in life.
The use of next-generation gene sequencing in newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may improve the diagnosis of rare diseases and deliver results more quickly to anxious families...
Researchers suggest a technique that involves letting a baby cry rather than rushing to their aid may result in better sleep for infants and parents.
One of Zika's mysteries is how the virus passes from an infected mother, through the placenta, to a developing fetus.
A Mayo Clinic-led study found that obese teenagers have lower levels of a hormone potentially tied to weight management than teens of normal weights.