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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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The festive fib: Does lying to children about Santa do more harm than good?

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 23:00
Millions of parents lie to their children about Santa Claus every Christmas, but is this festive fabrication really as harmless as it seems?

Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 23:00
On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids.

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.

Hypertension and prehypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated in US children

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC report provides recommendations for improving management of children with medical complexity

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 08:00
Care of children with medical complexity who have significant chronic health problems resulting in extensive health care needs require an optimized framework with the medical home as the foundation...

Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment.

Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.

African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H.

Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research.

Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts later delinquency and dropout risk at age 12

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having...

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency.

Lying flat on back in late pregnancy may raise stillbirth risk

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.

The cell of origin in childhood brain tumours affects susceptibility to therapy

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
Children that are diagnosed with the severe the brain tumour malignant glioma often have a very poor prognosis. Knowledge about how pediatric malignant glioma arises and develops is still limited.

Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question...

Serious, highly drug-resistant infections increasing among US children

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 23:00
Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Many mothers feel guilt, stigma about infant feeding choices

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 23:00
Two new studies find many mothers feel negative emotions about their choice of infant feeding method, particularly if they are formula-feeding.

Highly drug-resistant infections rising among American children

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 06:00
Researchers reveal rates of multidrug- and carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa are rising among U.S. children and call for aggressive prevention strategies.

Good news for kids recovering from complex pneumonia

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 05:00
In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead...

Young children of working mothers have better skills than those of stay-at-home mothers, according to new research

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 05:00
Young children whose mothers are not working have lower capabilities in terms of talking, social skills, movement and everyday skills, according to new research from the London School of Economics...

Whole-fat milk consumption associated with leaner children, research finds

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 23:00
Children who drink whole milk are leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who drink low-fat or skim milk, new research suggests.Children who drank whole (3.