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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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Rising number of UK youngsters battling subtance abuse problems, says Central YMCA

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:00
Youth charity, Central YMCA, has warned of the increasing harm caused by legal and illegal highs, after UK youngsters cited substance abuse as one of the biggest threats facing them today.

Study finds skateboarding sent about 176 youth to US EDs every day

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:00
Researchers encourage protective equipment and age-appropriate riding.Skateboarding is a popular recreational sport and participation has increased the last several decades, faster than any...

Preventable maternal and child deaths could be virtually eliminated in a generation, say leading experts

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:00
Avoidable maternal and child deaths could be greatly reduced in a generation by rapid expansion of essential, highly-cost effective health interventions and services, according to some of the...

Kids' meals still too high in fat and sodium

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 23:00
Restaurants are starting to offer lower calorie meals for children and choices with more nutritional value, but kids' meals still contain too much sodium and fat.

Global partnership launches new programme with goal to save the lives of thousands of children affected by HIV in Lesotho

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 05:00
ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company, announced today jointly with its global partners, Vodafone Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and the United States...

Researchers combine drugs to develop a new treatment for human parainfluenza virus

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 03:00
Griffith's Institute for Glycomics have made a promising discovery in the treatment and prevention of human parainfluenza virus.

Gray matter abnormality predicts neurodevelopmental problems in smaller premature babies

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 02:00
Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain is increasingly used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants, but the existing systems of analyzing or "scoring" those MRIs rely heavily...

Scientists identify possible double whammy to attack leukaemia

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:00
Manchester scientists have identified a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, according to a study published in the journal Cell Death and Disease.

Novartis receives EU approval for Revolade as first-in-class therapy for children aged 1 year and above with chronic ITP

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:00
Novartis has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Revolade®(eltrombopag) for the treatment of pediatric (aged 1 year and above) chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic...

Study supports single-question alcohol screen for adolescents

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 06:00
A single screening question about drinking frequency in the past year could help doctors identify adolescents at risk for alcohol problems, according to a new study funded by the National Institute...

Positive pivotal ADHD trial results announced for its investigational drug candidate Benjornatm

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:00
Highland Therapeutics Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc.

Outdoor light has role in reducing short-sightedness in kids

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 03:00
Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking research by Australian optometrists.

Epilepsy drug may not increase risk of birth defects

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:00
Babies born to pregnant women taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine may not be at an increased risk of birth defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate or clubfoot, according to a study published in...

New discovery expected to have significant impact on maternal, fetal and neonatal health

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:00
Dr. Peeyush Lala from Western University is a pioneer in the study and treatment of tumors.

High in calories and low in nutrients when adolescents share pictures of food online

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:00
A new study from the University of Gothenburg show that adolescents like to present foods that are high in calories but low in nutrients in social media.

Few children get 60 minutes of vigorous physical activity daily

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 07:00
Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of...

Rhythm of oscillations in cerebral cortex, key to understanding Down syndrome

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:00
Cerebral activity is governed by a fine balance between neuronal excitation and inhibition. Specifically, neurons are activated by excitation mechanisms tightly regulated by inhibition processes.

Toddlers' eating habits may harm long-term health, UK

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:00
UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.

Is it really give and take? New research examines how young people talk about oral sex

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 03:00
Study underscores need to focus on gender dynamics in sex education programs.Popular culture may suggest we live in an era where men and women have achieved sexual equality.

DiGeorge Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 23:00
Learn about DiGeorge syndrome, also known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that causes several body systems to develop poorly.

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