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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 is Treacher Collins syndrome?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

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, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

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, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

An analysis of recent children's movies has found high levels of positive imagery surrounding poor diet, but negativity toward overweight people.



Colitis and Crohn's: Is 21st century living to blame?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

It is not clear why some people develop inflammatory bowel disorders and some don't. Research now shows that our lifestyle plays a significant part.



Peanut allergy: Six genes found that drive allergic reaction

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

New study identifies key genes, biological mechanisms, and cell types that are active in a peanut allergy response and might offer targets for treatment.



Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

A prospective study examines the link between cannabis use at the age of 17–18 and hypomania — a common symptom of bipolar disorder — in early adulthood.



Preventing childhood asthma: Could gut bacteria be the key?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

Babies born of mothers with asthma show distinct changes in their gut flora. Interestingly, the microbiome is affected differently in boys and girls.



What is lanugo and what causes this hair to grow?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about lanugo, a type of hair that grows on fetuses in the womb, and some adults with eating disorders. We examine its causes and possible functions.



How to cope with a picky eater over the holidays

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Few celebrations happen without food these days. But what if someone in your midst doesn't share your enthusiasm and is a picky eater?



What is precordial catch syndrome?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Learn all about precordial catch syndrome, a form of chest pain most commonly experienced by young people. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments.



The 10 best blogs for ADHD

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

ADHD blogs offer educational information, tips, and support for those with ADHD and their friends and families. We have selected the best ADHD blogs.



Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

In the Dutch famine of 1944–1945, rations fell to just 500 calories per day. A new study looks at how this affected the future mental health of babies.



Obesity: Five surprising facts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Obesity rates are on the rise. But did you know that weight gain tends to sneak up, and that our diet influences our children's genes?



Diabetes: Sudden cardiac death risk sevenfold higher in young people

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new Danish study suggests that young people with diabetes may have seven times the risk of sudden cardiac death than young people without the disease.



What is a sinus arrhythmia?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sinus arrhythmias commonly cause irregular heartbeats in children. In this article, we look at the symptoms, types, and outlook for sinus arrhythmia.



Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common condition in children. New research uncovers how it can interfere with memory formation.



How gene therapy saved a little boy's life

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Epidermolysis bullosa gives rise to painful blisters and chronic wounds. Doctors were sure that one little boy was going to lose his life — but he didn't.



Ectopia cordis: Survival and outlook

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Ectopia cordis occurs when the heart of a fetus develops outside of the chest. Learn about causes and treatment of this cogenital condition.



Acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with ADHD

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Acetaminophen use by pregnant women has previously been linked with ADHD in the offspring. A new study backs up these concerning findings.



What causes genu valgum (knock-knees)?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Genu valgum or knock-knees is a condition where a person's knees touch but their ankles do not. Learn more about the symptoms and outlook here.



Cot death risk halved with just 2 months of breast-feeding

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Pooled analysis of eight global studies finds that just 2 months of (even partial) breast-feeding is tied to half the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.



Obese children with asthma spend longer in hospital

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

The relationship between obesity and asthma is complex. The latest study looks at the impact of obesity on hospital readmission for children with asthma.



Your mother-in-law may affect your fertility

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new, cross-cultural study examines the effect that a woman living with her own or her husband's mother may have on her fertility.



Dogs may lower risk of childhood eczema, reduce asthma symptoms

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how exposure to a canine companion in early life could help to protect against eczema and reduce asthma symptoms in childhood.



Fertility preservation: What are women's options?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Medical or personal reasons may prompt women to consider fertility preservation. Find out what the options are and what research may bring in the future.