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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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Autism severity detected with brain activity test

9 hours 49 min ago
UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children.

Robot-driven device improves crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

9 hours 49 min ago
In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint degeneration over time.

Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autism

Thu, 2017-07-27 03:00
A new study found that antidepressant medications taken during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism in children - although the effect appears to be limited.

Study explains link between academic performance and violence

Thu, 2017-07-27 03:00
Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them.

Nanoparticles loaded with component of common spice kill cancer cells

Thu, 2017-07-27 03:00
Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in...

How texting can protect babies from sudden death

Thu, 2017-07-27 03:00
A series of educational videos delivered by text or email successfully encouraged new mothers to use safe sleep practices for their babies, reducing the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, a new...

New study finds 'overfat pandemic' in the United States

Wed, 2017-07-26 12:00
As many as 90 percent of U.S. men and 50 percent of children are 'overfat,' according to new research. BMI measurements are misleading, scientists say.

South African child in HIV remission without drugs

Wed, 2017-07-26 11:00
A South African child has been in sustained remission of HIV for 8.5 years without therapy, after receiving early treatment in infancy, scientists report.

Study finds 275,000 calls to poison control centers for dietary supplement exposures

Wed, 2017-07-26 03:00
U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the...

Humans imitate in unique ways: Comparing children and bonobos

Tue, 2017-07-25 09:00
From an early age, children are very skilled in imitating the actions of others and are so motivated to do so that they will even copy actions for no reason.

Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate

Tue, 2017-07-25 03:00
Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature.

High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring

Tue, 2017-07-25 03:00
A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and...

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

Mon, 2017-07-24 09:00
A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.

How to stop breast-feeding: Nine tips for weaning

Fri, 2017-07-21 12:00
Knowing when to stop breast-feeding and how to wean properly can be difficult. In this article, learn how to make weaning easier for parent and child.

Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell

Fri, 2017-07-21 12:00
A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia.

Herpangina: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fri, 2017-07-21 09:00
Herpangina is a condition that mainly affects children, and causes small blisters in the mouth and throat. Learn about its symptoms and how it is treated.

High-dose vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles for children

Thu, 2017-07-20 03:00
Giving children high doses of vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles, a new study has found.Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St.

Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:00
What is Sever’s disease and who does it affect? In this article learn about the causes, recovery, and possible recurrence of Sever’s disease.

Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later

Wed, 2017-07-19 10:00
Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at age 18, says study.

Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact

Wed, 2017-07-19 03:00
Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new...

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