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Pediatrics / Children's Health News From Medical News Today

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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How to stop breast-feeding: Nine tips for weaning

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Knowing when to stop breast-feeding and how to wean properly can be difficult. In this article, learn how to make weaning easier for parent and child.

Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia.

Herpangina: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Herpangina is a condition that mainly affects children, and causes small blisters in the mouth and throat. Learn about its symptoms and how it is treated.

High-dose vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles for children

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Giving children high doses of vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles, a new study has found.Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St.

Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is Sever’s disease and who does it affect? In this article learn about the causes, recovery, and possible recurrence of Sever’s disease.

Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at age 18, says study.

Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new...

18 months after double hand transplant, child is now able to write, and feed and dress himself independently

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The world's first double hand transplant in a child has been successful under carefully considered circumstances.

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to general population

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to the general population, according to a study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online.

Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Largest study to date of executive function in females with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reveals unique challenges in diagnosis and intervention.

Study: Diet not connected to GI problems in children with autism

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stress - not nutrition - likely cause of increased GI issues.Many children with autism spectrum disorder experience significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is...

Football boosts bone development in boys

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Playing football can improve bone development in adolescent boys, new research shows.

Babies with hearing loss form better vocabulary with early intervention

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according...

Benefit of caffeine on preemie lungs endures into childhood

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A trial that is unlikely to be repeated shows that the short-term benefit to lung function of treating preterm babies with caffeine persists to age 11.

In autism, genes drive eye gaze abnormalities

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Twin study reveals strong genetic influences on how infants visually explore social world.

Study links maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioral problems in boys

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.

Coffee: The science behind the health claims

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Coffee consumption has been linked to a range of health benefits, but there are risks for some coffee lovers. Find out what the latest research says.

Research explores the potential of brain stimulation for improving the learning of children with learning difficulties

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning...

First impressions count in the fight against anti-vaccination conspiracy theories

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has found that prevention is better than cure when it comes to fighting anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.

Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition...

Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for IBD in offspring

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study in mice underscores concern over unwarranted use of antibiotics during pregnancy and early development.

Could house dust make us fat?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In laboratory studies, precursor fat cells exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in house dust were found to proliferate and acquire more fat.

Autism: Which children respond to oxytocin treatment?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Oxytocin treatment is thought to improve sociability in some children. A new clinical trial investigates which children are likely to respond best and why.

Study finds rate of medication errors resulting in serious medical outcomes rising

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers advise parents to keep medication logs and store all medications up, away, and out of sight.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning - don't drink while pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption...