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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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Babies who resemble dad are healthier at 1st birthday

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

According to a recent study, babies who live in single-mother households are more likely to be healthy at the age of 1 if they resemble their father.

What to expect from a baby's first cold

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Newborn babies have to build their immune systems, which can mean they are susceptible to colds. There are many effective treatments for colds in newborns.

New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 02:00:00 PDT

This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier.

Do your children influence how you store your gun?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PDT

If a child is at risk of self-harm, do their parents store guns at home more safely? A new study sets out to answer this important question.

What does reactive airway disease mean?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PDT

Reactive airway disease is a term given to symptoms that may indicate an underlying condition. Included is detail on risk factors and related conditions.

Too much TV in childhood takes its toll as a teen

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PDT

A longitudinal study has charted exactly how extended television watching as a toddler might effect behavioral and health outcomes when a person reaches their teenage years.

Meningitis in babies: What you need to know

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

What are the symptoms of meningitis in babies? Is it curable? How can you protect your child? Learn all about meningitis in babies in this article.

Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the younger you are when you receive your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and stroke.

What is pneumococcal meningitis?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Learn more about pneumococcal meningitis, a rare but life-threatening form of infection. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

What is aseptic meningitis?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about aseptic meningitis, a form of meningitis not caused by bacteria. We look at what causes it, the symptoms, and treatment options.

Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows.

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.

What is Apert syndrome?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook.

What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis.

Are fidget spinners a health hazard?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PDT

A series of case studies outlines the dangers associated with certain types of fidget spinners. The authors ask whether new legislation is needed.

What is pectus carinatum and can it be treated?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Learn all about pectus carinatum, also known as pigeon chest, where the breastbone pushes forward. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.

Popular diet could increase risk of birth defects

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PDT

For the first time, a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy has been linked with a significant increase in the risk of birth defects.

Second-hand toys contain 'surprising' levels of toxic chemicals

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PDT

A study that examined 200 old toys from homes, nurseries, and thrift stores found worrying levels of toxic elements, such as bromine, cadmium, and lead.

Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy.

Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A look at Botox and breast-feeding safety. Included is detail on how Botox affects the body and other side effects that are important for mothers to know.

Long-term risks and benefits of C-section revealed

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A large review of existing observational studies and randomized trials looks at the long-term health risks and benefits associated with having a C-section.

Infant formula upgrade: Prebiotics may boost memory

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study using piglets found that adding prebiotics to infant formula improved their memory and produced subtle changes in brain chemistry.

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march.

Happiness may lie in 1 hour of screen time daily

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers at San Diego State University examine whether teens who spend a lot of time on their smartphones are more or less happy as a result.

What is kernicterus and what are the symptoms?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Learn all about kernicterus, a form of brain damage linked to severe jaundice in newborns. We look at the complications, diagnosis, and treatments for this