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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Drug also accounts for significant proportion of young kids' intensive care admissions.
For children with severe heart failure, the only available means of life support are ventricular assist devices (VADs) placed outside the body.
Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional...
A child's risk of birth defects, obesity, autism, and other conditions may be influenced by their father's age, alcohol use and other lifestyle factors, says a new review.
Parents of children with asthma need ongoing education and guidance on this chronic condition and how to prevent and manage symptoms, but does a written asthma action plan improve outcomes more than...
The 'double burden of malnutrition.'Obesity is on the rise in Indonesia, one of the largest studies of the double burden of malnutrition in children has revealed.
Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies.
Babies born with transposition of the great arteries undergo arterial switch in first days of life.
Individual symptoms of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, avoidance and a heightened response to stress, can be transmitted from mother to child and even grandchild by multiple non-genetic...
Logging on to social media sites frequently throughout the week or spending hours trolling various social feeds during the day is linked to a greater risk of young adults developing eating and body...
Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study.
Psychologists have discovered a new genetic link between impulsivity and teenage binge-drinking.
Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough).
The number of 5 year olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade, according to a PHE oral health survey.
The development of persistent childhood asthma - characterized by having trouble breathing on an almost daily basis - is not well understood.
The latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk for depression reveals that the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that...
Does the timing of introducing solid foods to the infant diet affect a child's risk of being obese by 6 years of age?
In new study, 74 percent of patients had Lyme disease and not septic arthritis.