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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 an avulsion fracture? Treatment and recovery

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

An avulsion fracture is when a tendon or ligament pulls a piece of fractured bone away. In this article, we look at the causes, treatments, and outlook.



Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma.



Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many pregnant women wonder how much alcohol is safe to drink. Find out what a new study advises and why experts criticize the lack of good-quality data.



Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...



Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats.



How to deal with becoming a new parent

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The prospect of becoming a parent can be overwhelming. In this Spotlight feature, we give some basic but vital tips to help you to weather the storm.



Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.



Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.



New drug target found for 'most common cancer in infants'

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found a cell surface protein, which, when targeted using immunotherapy, successfully blocked neuroblastoma from spreading.



Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function in later life

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory...



Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at...



Why is my baby wheezing? Causes and treatments

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Although a common issue, when a baby starts wheezing it can be very concerning. Learn about the potential causes, and how they can be treated.



Walking pneumonia in children: Symptoms and treatment

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at walking pneumonia in children, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, and how it is treated and prevented.



Protein turnover could be clue to living longer

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It may seem paradoxical, but studying what goes wrong in rare diseases can provide useful insights into normal health.



Insomnia: Like mother, like child?

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study examines the link between the sleeping patterns of parents and those of their kids. The mother's insomnia may be key for the child's sleep quality.



What happens to the immune system during pregnancy?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists used to think that a woman's immune system had to be repressed during pregnancy. But new research shows that the tale is more complex.



Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how to identify the signs of bipolar disorder in children, how it is diagnosed, complications, treatments, and how to be supportive.



Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless...



Exclusion from school can trigger long-term psychiatric illness

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown.



Sacral dimple: Symptoms and complications

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about sacral dimples. What are sacral dimples, who do they affect, and what complications could these clefts lead to?



Anesthesia and surgery during infancy may impact white matter during childhood

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

General anesthesia and surgery in otherwise healthy infants under the age of 1 year old could be associated with decreases in the amount of white matter in the brain, as well as reductions in the...



Strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health in the long run

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that close, one-on-one friendships during teenage years predict low social anxiety and better mental health overall in young adulthood.



Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).



Study shows improved survival among premature babies, risk of developmental delay remains high

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Survival of preterm babies has increased worldwide. Recent studies have focused on outcomes of extremely preterm children (born at 22-26 weeks' gestation), but outcomes of children born very and...



Many young cancer patients do not receive adequate fertility information and support

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation.