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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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Cannabis: Brain alterations may explain feelings of alienation

Thu, 2018-01-18 11:00
New research examines the effects of heavy cannabis use on brain activity, behavior, and feelings of negative emotionality such as alienation.

Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life

Thu, 2018-01-18 05:00
A study involving almost half a million people finds that a range of reproductive factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.

How you speak to your child may fuel obesity

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
A study finds that the way a parent speaks to their child may influence their weight. Parents of obese children were more likely to use direct statements.

Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?

Thu, 2018-01-11 05:00
More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.

Is pediatric surgery a gateway to opioid misuse?

Wed, 2018-01-10 05:00
A recently published retrospective study has investigated the prevalence of long-term opioid use in adolescents and young adults following surgery.

ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?

Tue, 2018-01-09 05:00
ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key.

What you should know about breast cancer in teens

Sun, 2018-01-07 10:00
A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.

Over half of American babies are given solids too early

Thu, 2018-01-04 12:00
According to new research, more than half of babies in the United States are given non-milk foods and fluids before the recommended 6-month mark.

Early puberty increases depression risk in adulthood

Wed, 2018-01-03 03:00
Previous research found a link between early puberty and mental health. A recent study asked whether the impact can still be measured into adulthood.

What you should know about oppositional defiant disorder

Tue, 2018-01-02 03:00
A look at oppositional defiant disorder, a condition resulting in persistent irrational defiant behavior. Included is detail on diagnosis and treatment.

Family meals may boost kids' physical, mental health

Mon, 2017-12-25 11:00
Family meals aren't just for Christmas: a new study suggests that regular family mealtimes can improve children's general fitness and mental well-being.

Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know

Sat, 2017-12-23 06:00
The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants.

Diet is the key to kids' health and happiness

Sat, 2017-12-23 05:00
A new study using data from eight European countries finds an intriguing two-way relationship between a child's well-being and their diet.

Conduct disorder: What you need to know

Fri, 2017-12-22 06:00
Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more.

Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:00
Research found that children who consumed fish at least once per week had better sleep quality and higher intelligence than those who ate fish less often.

Window blinds injure two children each day in America

Wed, 2017-12-20 05:00
In America, window blind-related injuries are still responsible for the death of one child each month. New research looks at these worrying statistics.

What you should know about roseola

Tue, 2017-12-19 10:00
A look at roseola, a viral infection that includes fever and rash. Included is detail on what the rash looks like and risk factors for the infection.

What is Treacher Collins syndrome?

Thu, 2017-12-14 03:00
Learn about Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects how the bones and tissues in the face develop. We look at its causes and treatments.

Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

Mon, 2017-12-11 12:00
Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy.

Kids' movies promote poor diet and stigmatize obesity

Thu, 2017-12-07 11:00
An analysis of recent children's movies has found high levels of positive imagery surrounding poor diet, but negativity toward overweight people.

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