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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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When do speech difficulties in children matter for literacy?

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 05:00
A new study found that speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age.

Proteins as an early warning system for type 1 diabetes?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 23:00
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear.

Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 08:00
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.

Teens who vape more likely to become heavy smokers

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:00
As e-cigarettes become increasingly popular among teenagers, a new study looks at the link between vaping in adolescence and subsequent tobacco smoking.

Cancer: Age of diagnosis may influence heart disease death risk

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 06:00
Study of over 200,000 survivors of cancer diagnosed at ages 15-39 finds that the age of diagnosis may influence risk of death from heart disease.

Can Karo Syrup Be Used for Treating Constipation?

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 23:00
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants.

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents, research finds

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:00
Researchers at Bournemouth University and Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.

Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 23:00
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy.

What is a Multiple Gestation Pregnancy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 23:00
What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.

Publication of positive Phase 1 study results for EB-101 gene therapy clinical trial for epidermolysis bullosa

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:00
Abeona Therapeutics Inc. a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering gene therapies for life-threatening rare diseases, announced that positive clinical trial results from the...

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 02:00
Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure.

Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 23:00
Research suggests major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school.

Kids continue to consume too much salt, putting them at risk

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:00
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year.

New CBT resource shows promise in reducing children's dental anxiety

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's...

Autism: Parents face challenges, too

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 07:00
Life can be tough for children with autism, but it can be hard for their parents, too. We look at some strategies that can help when facing the challenges.

No association found between Tdap vaccination during pregnancy and microcephaly, structural birth defects in offspring

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
In an analyses that included more than 300,000 births, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine administration during pregnancy was not significantly associated with increased...

Are bedtime access, use of portable devices associated with poor sleep?

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 05:00
Portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are ever present in children's lives, and the majority of children and adolescents have devices present where they sleep.

Young people with liver conditions face an elevated risk of depression and anxiety

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 05:00
Researchers have found that many teens and young adults with chronic liver conditions suffer from depression and anxiety, which can have considerable impacts on their emotional and physical health.

New study: Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
CHOP autism and ADHD experts say current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Many young children with liver failure die while waiting for a transplant or soon after receiving one

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 23:00
A new analysis reveals unacceptable mortality rates in young US children with chronic liver disease while they are on transplant waiting lists as well as after transplantation.

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