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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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Teenage concussion linked to later risk of MS

Fri, 2017-09-22 11:00
Concussion during adolescence may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, possibly by prompting an abnormal immune response.

Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Thu, 2017-09-21 10:00
Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood.

What is an avulsion fracture? Treatment and recovery

Wed, 2017-09-20 06:00
An avulsion fracture is when a tendon or ligament pulls a piece of fractured bone away. In this article, we look at the causes, treatments, and outlook.

Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:00
New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma.

Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?

Sat, 2017-09-16 03:00
Many pregnant women wonder how much alcohol is safe to drink. Find out what a new study advises and why experts criticize the lack of good-quality data.

Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

Fri, 2017-09-15 09:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...

Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Thu, 2017-09-14 10:00
New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats.

Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Thu, 2017-09-14 10:00
New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats.

How to deal with becoming a new parent

Wed, 2017-09-13 11:00
The prospect of becoming a parent can be overwhelming. In this Spotlight feature, we give some basic but vital tips to help you to weather the storm.

How to deal with becoming a new parent

Wed, 2017-09-13 11:00
The prospect of becoming a parent can be overwhelming. In this Spotlight feature, we give some basic but vital tips to help you to weather the storm.

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Wed, 2017-09-13 03:00
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Wed, 2017-09-13 03:00
Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

Wed, 2017-09-13 03:00
Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Wed, 2017-09-13 03:00
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Wed, 2017-09-13 03:00
Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.

New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

Wed, 2017-09-13 03:00
Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.

Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function in later life

Tue, 2017-09-12 03:00
Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory...

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Tue, 2017-09-12 03:00
Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at...

Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function in later life

Tue, 2017-09-12 03:00
Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory...

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Tue, 2017-09-12 03:00
Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at...

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