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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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Prune Juice: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the major nutrients found in prunes, the amount of dietary fiber, and their medical properties. Should prune juice be given to children?



Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio...



Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly.



Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a...



Brain mapping premature babies can help to predict childhood disability

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that early brain mapping of white matter injury may help to predict later disability in prematurely born infants.



Can delayed umbilical cord clamping reduce infant anemia at age 8,12 months?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A delay of three minutes or more in umbilical cord clamping after birth reduced the prevalence of anemia in infants at 8 and 12 months of age in a randomized clinical trial in Nepal, according to a...



Adoptees advantaged by birth language memory

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Language learning very early on in life can be subconsciously retained even when no conscious knowledge of the early experience remains.



New insights in genetic defect allow prevention of fatal illnesses in children

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A team of scientists led by prof. Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) and prof. Isabelle Meyts (UZ Leuven - KU Leuven) were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation...



1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies.



Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to...



Bloodstream infections: Most common type of health care-associated infections in children

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in...



Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems.



The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.



Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic.



Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.



Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.



What Effect Does Caffeine Have on People with ADHD?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Can caffeine be used as a treatment for ADHD and what should be considered before caffeine is given to a child? What other treatments are available?



Nutritional quality of kids' menus at chain restaurants not improving despite industry pledges

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with...



Drug shown to aid injured adult brains may exacerbate cognitive problems in children

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in infants and children in the United States, with more than half a million affected annually, according to the...



Most breastfed infants not receiving recommended vitamin D supplementation

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Although daily vitamin D supplementation is recommended for breastfed infants, adherence to this recommendation is poor.



Study suggests enterovirus infections linked with autoimmunity that leads to type 1 diabetes

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of...



Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.



Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.



Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects.



Brain alterations in preterm babies may begin weeks before birth

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Brain changes in preterm infants that can put them at increased risk of developmental disorders may begin in the womb, new research finds.