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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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Concern over number of premature babies not receiving potentially lifesaving care

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 03:00
Study highlights an important shortfall in the uptake of evidence into practice.

Flu shot in pregnancy may only protect infants for 8 weeks after birth

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 23:00
Infants born to mothers who receive the flu vaccine in pregnancy may only be protected against the virus for the first 8 weeks of life, find researchers.

Want kids to eat their veggies? Turn squash into a superhero

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 08:00
Cartoon characters can triple salad bar trips in elementary schools.Convincing kids to choose vegetables becomes easier when you deploy a team of animated characters to sell them on the good...

Does home comfort promote complacency?

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 03:00
Youth who experienced high parental warmth and support are less civically engaged in young adulthood - in comparison to their peers who received less parental affection.

Children growing up in solo mother families are well adjusted and developing well

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 23:00
They nevertheless have questions about the absence of a father.The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes (in most...

Key difference in immune cells may explain children's increased susceptibility to illness

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 08:00
Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene.

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol may increase autism spectrum and hyperactivity symptoms in children

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 05:00
A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation...

Marijuana use may start from age 11, study finds

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 23:00
Adolescents are at risk of marijuana use from the age of 11, a new study reveals, suggesting that drug intervention programs may need to start earlier.