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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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Children who are more sensitive may also respond to psychotherapy better according to genetic research

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 05:00
An investigation published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that genetic biomarkers may predict response to psychotherapy in anxious children.

Gene mutation leads to poorly understood birth defects

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 02:00
Scientists have identified genetic mutations that appear to be a key culprit behind a suite of birth defects called ciliopathies, which affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 births.

Interventional policies & practices needed to prevent bullying & its harm

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to...

Good nutrition positively affects social development, Penn research shows

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:00
Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child's social behaviors and development.

Low birthweight linked to higher death rates from infancy through adolescence

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00
Low birthweight is associated with increased death rates from infancy through adolescence, according to a population study of live births in England and Wales published in PLOS Medicine.