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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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Hormonal Acne: Causes, Types, and Treatment

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 23:00
Acne is sometimes called hormonal acne because of how the skin problem develops in response to hormonal changes. Learn about its treatment and symptoms.

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 23:00
Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.

Cases of childhood diarrhoea linked to pathogens significantly underestimated

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 04:00
The number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) have been substantially underestimated and may be nearly twice as high as...

Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:00
The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.

Study challenges widely held view about children's moral judgement

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:00
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children's ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated.

Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 04:00
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study...

Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:00
Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.

Sudden infant cardiac death explained by gene mutation

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 04:00
A team of researchers, including scientists from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have linked a faulty gene to the deaths of seemingly healthy children whose hearts suddenly stopped.

Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 23:00
Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life.

Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 07:00
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.

Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:00
Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults.

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:00
A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent...

Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:00
Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects.

FDA protects kids from illegal sales of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 23:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as...

Research provides clues to how Zika virus breaches the placental barrier

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 23:00
New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function.

Can omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids improve reading skills?

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 23:00
Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems.

Maternal health: Disparities in care quality, access to services a major concern

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 07:00
A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.

Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:00
The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.

Growth Hormone Injections: Uses and Side Effects

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 23:00
Growth hormone injections can be needed by children and adults alike. Learn more about why they are needed and the alternative uses of these injections.

Lift-the-flap books may hinder kids from learning new words

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 01:00
Features in non-fiction children's books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words.