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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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Counseling guidelines necessary for pediatric patients receiving fertility, sexual function treatment

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:00
The drugs and therapies used to treat medical conditions often come with side effects. Doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals strive to be sure we are made aware.

Heart defect prediction technology could lead to earlier, more informed treatment

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 03:00
An experimental model uses genetics-guided biomechanics and patient-derived stem cells to predict what type of inherited heart defect a child will develop, according to authors of a new study in...

Bereaved parents should be given full details about how to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk factors

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 03:00
New research indicates parents want paediatricians to give them detailed information about their child's death.

Alcohol intervention programs ineffective on fraternity members

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 07:00
Interventions designed to reduce alcohol use among fraternity members are no more effective than no intervention at all, according to an analysis of 25 years of research involving over 6,000...

Colours of autism spectrum described by CanChild researchers

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:00
Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills.

Two-pronged attack on chemotherapy-resistant leukemia cells

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:00
All stems from malignant transformed precursor lymphocytes, the blood's defense cells. Nowadays, four out of five young leukemia patients can be treated successfully with aggressive chemotherapy.

Birth defect risk may increase with use of pain, anxiety drug in pregnancy

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:00
Women who take the drug pregabalin - used to treat pain, anxiety, and epilepsy - during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with a birth defect, say researchers.

Tourette's syndrome: More than meets the ears

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:00
Though it only affects 10-15 percent of people with Tourette's, involuntary swearing is perceived as a key symptom of the neurological condition. We investigate why.

Hard water linked to risk of eczema in infants

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 06:00
High levels of water hardness in the home may be linked to the development of eczema early in life, according to a new study led by King's College London.

New data show that tiotropium helps children with their asthma symptoms by improving lung function in comparison to placebo

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:00
New data from the Phase III VivaTinA-asthma® study show that when used as an add-on to maintenance asthma therapy (inhaled corticosteroid, ICS, or ICS plus another maintenance therapy)...

Early, high-dose administration of hormone EPO in very preterm infants does not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:00
In a study appearing in JAMA, Giancarlo Natalucci, M.D., of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6...

Infants whose mothers have taken SSRI antidepressants are more likely to have decreased birth weight and gestational length

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 03:00
A new study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower...

First clinical use of bioabsorbable vascular grafts in children shows promise

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:00
Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body's innate healing process, enabling the natural restoration of complex body parts as the synthetic graft is absorbed.

Children with and without multiple sclerosis have differences in gut bacteria

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:00
In a recent study, children with multiple sclerosis had differences in the abundance of specific gut bacteria than children without the disease.

External stenting can relieve chronic airway obstruction in children

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 05:00
A team of surgeons in Japan has developed a technique to relieve airway obstruction in children.

Report on stillbirth and neonatal death rates for local areas across the UK

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:00
Research published 16 May, 2016 shows the wide regional variation in the incidence of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK.

Children, youth take longer to fully recover from concussion: York U study

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:00
The latest York U concussion research studied the prolonged difficulty in cognitive-motor integration in 50 children and adolescents with a history of concussion.

Risk factors for unplanned hospital readmission following pediatric neurosurgery

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 00:00
Researchers at The University of Alabama at Birmingham have determined specific risk factors associated with hospital readmission following pediatric neurosurgery.

Sharp rise in UK teen poisonings over past 20 years, particularly among girls

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:00
Most socioeconomically deprived 2-3 times as likely to poison themselves as least deprived.

Over half of UK toddler deaths from unintentional drug poisoning due to methadone

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:00
Drug also accounts for significant proportion of young kids' intensive care admissions.