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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 chi



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What effect does prenatal and postpartum maternal depression have on children?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development.



Evidence review supports pediatric use of PDE-5 inhibitors for pulmonary hypertension

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension published in Pediatrics demonstrates...



Rare but fatal pediatric brain tumor may be stopped with new molecule

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have tested the pharmacological equivalent of a molecule that stops the growth of an extremely aggressive pediatric brain tumor.



Animal study finds sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss.



Study finds resistant infections rising, with longer hospital stays for US children

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are occurring more frequently in U.S.



Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting.



Mothers, not fathers, get less sleep when living with children

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that living with children has a negative impact on how much sleep mothers get, while fathers' sleep remains unscathed.



Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders.



Brain scans could help doctors predict adolescents' problem drug use before it starts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps - but not the most engaged.



Modified Atkins diet helps children with rare form of epilepsy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies.



Is insufficient weight gain during pregnancy associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in children later in life?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Insufficient weight gain during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for nonaffective psychosis - or schizophrenia spectrum disorders - in children later in life in a study that used data...



Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood, according to landmark study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, children exposed to early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early...



Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink and use cannabis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis, than their less academically gifted peers, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.



Researchers reverse high blood pressure in offspring of hypertensive rats

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers contribute a lot of defining traits to their offspring, from eye color to toe length.



Headache far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PST

Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities.



Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism.



Fingerprinting young brains: New leads for mental disorders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another.



Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.



Kids with heart defects face learning challenges, inadequate school support

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children with congenital heart defects are less likely to meet minimum standards in third-grade reading and math end-of-year testing than peers.



Children inherit around 40 percent of parents' BMI

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.



Gay marriage legalization linked to drop in teenage suicide attempts

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

According to a new analysis, the fact that same-sex marriage has become legal across the United States has reduced suicide attempts among teens.



Appendicitis: Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for children

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it.



Study links outdoor air pollution with millions of preterm births

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.



Cholesterol levels by age: Differences and recommendations

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

How do the levels of cholesterol differ by age naturally and what are the healthy levels for different age groups? What are the treatment options?



Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Very early preterm infants are more likely to survive than in previous years, and the survivors are less likely to have neurological problems, according to an analysis of records from a National...