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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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Study reveals high levels of vitamin D inadequacy in UK adolescents

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
A study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown high levels of vitamin D inadequacy in UK adolescents, and - for the first time - identified the intake needed by...

Deadly intestinal disease in preemies may be caused by genetic deficiency

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
A life-threatening condition that causes the intestines in premature infants to become infected and die may be triggered by a disruption in the way the body metabolizes energy, according to Rutgers...

Folinic acid could help children with autism communicate better

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
Preliminary study also identifies specific biomarkers that can predict treatment response in children with autism and verbal communication problems.

Infants in Northern Canada face the highest rates of respiratory infection in the world

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving.Infants in Canada's north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds...

School dental-sealant programs could prevent most cavities, lower treatment costs in vulnerable children

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 05:00
Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children.

Study shows how Group B strep foils defenses in pregnancy

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 04:00
Common bacteria evade traps in placenta to rapidly infect fetus; finding should inform vaccine pursuit, investigators say.

Mom's pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn's lifespan

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:00
Women who have a higher BMI before pregnancy are likely to have newborns with shorter telomere length - a biomarker for biological age, says new research.

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 23:00
The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day - they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime...

Foster care raises children's risk of mental, physical health problems

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 23:00
Children who have been in foster care are more likely to develop mental and physical health problems, such as depression, asthma, and ADHD, study finds.

Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.

Plugged-in parenting: How parental smartphone use may affect kids

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
Technology means work and outside pressures can't be avoided at home; but these blurred boundaries may make it difficult to be present with kids.

Genome engineering paves the way for sickle cell cure

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 23:00
Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment.

Study finds differences in obesity rates between children/teens with and without autism

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:00
Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without ASD, according to a new epidemiological study led by...

Combination therapy shows promise in fighting neuroblastoma

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 23:00
A study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles sheds further light on the role of the cytokine TGFβ1 in the growth of...

SSRI use in pregnancy linked to speech, language disorders in offspring

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 08:00
Children born to mothers who purchase at least two SSRI prescriptions during pregnancy may be at much higher risk of speech and language disorders.

Parents of children with food allergies 'assume' they are also affected

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:00
Parents of children with food allergies may think they also have an allergy to certain foods. The reality is, only 28 percent of parents test positive.

Measles prevention - how to pull the trigger for vaccination campaigns?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:00
Measles is an extremely contagious disease that can cause serious health outcomes in children.

Maternal chronic disease linked to higher rates of congenital heart disease in babies

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 23:00
Pregnant women with congenital heart defects or type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with severe congenital heart disease and should be monitored closely in the prenatal...

Triple-drug chemotherapy with topotecan helps preserve vision in retinoblastoma patients

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 04:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers report a topotecan-based chemotherapy regimen should be considered front-line therapy for patients with advanced bilateral retinoblastoma; an eye...

Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 23:00
Parental absence is known to increase the risk of alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood. A new study finds that this behavior begins earlier than thought.

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