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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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Maternal HIV status may disrupt normal microbiome development in uninfected infants

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:00
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.

New recommendations for transitioning youths with brain disorders to adult care

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:00
A new consensus statement provides recommendations for transitioning adolescents and young adults with neurologic disorders to adult care.

Web-based technology improves pediatric ADHD care and patient outcomes

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:00
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...

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What to Expect

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD.

Hearing test may identify autism risk

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech.

Decline in U.S. early term birth rates, labor induction, cesarean delivery

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
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 alone not enough to curtail Zika-related birth abnormalities

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:00
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.

Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 03:00
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...

All You Need to Know About External Hemangiomas

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 06:00
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.

Iron deficiency puts a third of pregnant women at risk of complications

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
New research finds around 35 percent of pregnant women have iron deficiency, increasing their risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage.

Shaken baby syndrome accepted as diagnoses by majority of physicians

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:00
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...

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 05:00
When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered.

Independent children more likely to better manage diseases in adulthood

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:00
A University of North Carolina study suggests that young people who feel they can control their chronic illnesses without adult assistance are more likely to learn the self-management skills needed...

World first discovery gets to the heart of birth defects

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:00
For the first time, scientists believe they've discovered a cause of multiple types of birth defects triggered by environmental stresses.

High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:00
UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied...

Hospital more than 4 times as likely for under-6s after laundry pod detergent contact

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:00
Poisoning most common diagnosis compared with skin irritation for other detergent types.

Store-bought baby food may be healthier per meal than homemade

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:00
Research has shown that homemade baby foods may be no more superior than store-bought. Furthermore, homemade may exceed energy and fat recommendations.

By causing cells to cannibalize themselves, researchers prevent lung injury in mice

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 04:00
Study offers a new solution to prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in premature infants.

Researchers map Zika's routes to the developing fetus

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 23:00
Antibiotic stops the virus from multiplying in laboratory studies of human cells.

Diabetes may affect more teens in the U.S. than expected

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:00
The prevalence of diabetes amongst teenagers could be higher than previously thought. Diabetes in youth is associated with early onset of health problems.