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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Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery.
New research suggests e-cigarettes act as 'roadblock' to tobacco among young people.
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.
MRI maps reveal multi-regional brain structure differences between teens, young men with severe antisocial behavior problems, and their peers.
Thirty minutes of counseling during an emergency room visit can decrease a young person's involvement in future violent behaviors, researchers at the University of Michigan have found.
Malformations and anti-cancer effects have a common mechanism.In the 1950s, thalidomide (Contergan) was prescribed as a sedative drug to pregnant women, resulting in a great number of infants...
Researchers have identified certain modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with vitamin D deficiency in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart...
Birth by C-section, exposure to antibiotics and formula feeding slow the development and decrease the diversity of a baby's microbes through the first year of life.
New mouse study shows that pups, grand pups, and great-grand pups of mothers fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy developed metabolic problems.
A new Finnish study shows that fetal exposure to commonly used SRI drugs may affect brain activity in newborns.
'Map' of teenage brain provides strong evidence of link between serious antisocial behaviour and brain development
The brains of teenagers with serious antisocial behaviour problems differ significantly in structure to those of their peers, providing the clearest evidence to date that their behaviour stems from...
For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers...
Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to new research.
New research finds that marijuana and alcohol use during middle and high school may lead to poorer academic outcomes and mental health problems.
NIH-funded study suggests an optimal level for pregnant women, particularly those who are obese.
Breast-feeding may improve later-life heart structure and function for infants who are born preterm, according to the results of a new study.
Early-life peanut consumption does not affect duration of breastfeeding or children's growth and nutrition.
Patients who have failed multiple drug treatments show significant improvements.
Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) scientists have identified a gene that causes severe glaucoma in children.