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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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Depression screening tools not accurate for children and adolescents

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 23:00
A common way for doctors to try and identify depression in children and adolescents is by using short questionnaires.

Reducing 'mean girl' behaviors in classrooms benefits boys and teachers too

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 23:00
When a targeted program to reduce relational aggression among at-risk girls is shared with the entire classroom, the entire class benefits--not just the aggressive girls for whom the program was...

Asthma: Child's home address can help guide health care

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 23:00
A child's home address may be enough information to identify children and families at risk for more severe cases of asthma due to social and economic hardships.

New study supports link between alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 04:00
A study published today [3 August 2016] in the scientific journal Addiction, finds that exposure to several different types of alcohol marketing is positively associated with the amount and...

Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children's retinas

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 23:00
Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution.

Study shows heat dangers of inflatable bounce houses

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 08:00
Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study.

Pediatric cancer families benefit from Facebook conversations

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:00
When it comes to sharing experiences caring for a child with cancer, parents often turn to social media as a way to connect with support.

Study examines symptom spikes in kids after concussion

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:00
Symptom exacerbations after concussion appeared to be common in a secondary analysis of a clinical trial that included 63 children studied for 10 days after injury, according to an article...

Combining medications could offer better results for ADHD patients

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:00
Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) report that combining two standard medications could lead...

Largest genomic study of heart disease in children reveals inherited genetic roots and new disorders

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 23:00
In one of the largest international genetic studies of congenital heart disease (CHD), researchers have discovered gene mutations linked to three new rare congenital heart disorders.

Urinary markers may indicate kidney injury in preterm infants

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 23:00
A new study indicates that several proteins are excreted differently in preterm infants with kidney injury compared with those with healthy kidneys.

Breastfed preterm babies may have better IQs, working memory, motor function

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 23:00
Preterm infants fed breast milk within the first 28 days of life have better brain development and neurocognitive outcomes, finds a new study.

Maternal HIV status may disrupt normal microbiome development in uninfected infants

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:00
A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.

New recommendations for transitioning youths with brain disorders to adult care

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:00
A new consensus statement provides recommendations for transitioning adolescents and young adults with neurologic disorders to adult care.

Web-based technology improves pediatric ADHD care and patient outcomes

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:00
As cases of ADHD continue to rise among U.S. children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting a much-needed assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and...

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What to Expect

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD.

Hearing test may identify autism risk

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech.

Decline in U.S. early term birth rates, labor induction, cesarean delivery

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:00
Late preterm and early term births declined in the United States; a decline in early term birth rates are linked with decreasing obstetric intervention.

Pregnancy delays alone not enough to curtail Zika-related birth abnormalities

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:00
Pregnancy delays can have a substantial effect on reducing cases of microcephaly but can exacerbate the Zika virus outbreak if the timing and duration of the delay is insufficient.

Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 03:00
Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise...