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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Young children may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognised by their parents according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Classroom-based sex education programmes largely ineffectual, but incentives to stay at school can help
A global review of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy in adolescents shows sex education programmes have no impact in lowering...
A new study found that speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age.
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear.
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.