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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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Infants born to obese women and fed with breast milk gain less weight than those fed with powdered milk within their first 6 months of life

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An international study coordinated by professor Cristina Campoy from the department of Paediatrics at the University of Granada (UGR) has showed that breastfed infants born to obese women keep a...

Treating children's peanut allergy via skin patch shows promise in trial

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Clinical trial of a skin patch to treat peanut allergy concludes treatment is safe and modestly effective, with greatest benefits for younger children.

Majority of stillbirth cases remain unexplained, suggesting post mortem investigation needs to be refined, GOSH research finds

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Analysis by a Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) led team looking at the effectiveness of different elements of the post mortem process shows that, despite full standard investigation, in the...

MRI shows brain disruption in children with PTSD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks inside their brains, according to a study appearing online in the journal...

IU research finds link between molecular mechanisms in prostate cancer and Ewing's sarcoma

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Gene link could mean children suffering from rare cancerous tumor may respond to future prostate cancer treatments.

Adolescents do not 'get the gist' when it comes to making risky decisions online

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved, according to new research by the University of Plymouth.

Importance of universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research.

Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Inherited heart disease can be successfully detected within families by screening one-to-two year old children at the time of their routine vaccinations, according to a clinical study led by...

Brain scans of children with Tourette's offer clues about disorder

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Differences noted in brain regions involving sensation, sensory processing.Using MRIs, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Combining dental, medical procedures may safely limit children's anesthesia exposure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family...

Dose of dextrose gel lowers risk of low blood sugar in newborns

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study published in PLOS...

Children of severely obese mothers at higher risk of ADHD

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Babies born to severely overweight mothers have a greater chance of developing conditions such as ADHD, research has found.

Vitamin A orange maize improves night vision

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children.

Early intervention for parents of children with autism reduces symptoms

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Kids with autism whose parents took part in an early intervention - focusing on how to communicate with the child - showed reduced symptoms 6 years later.

Asthma research unexpectedly yields new treatment approach for inherited enzyme disease

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PDT

Experiments designed to reveal how a protein protects the lungs from asthma-related damage suggest a new way to treat a rare disease marked by the inability of cells to break down fats, according...

Genetic hallmarks of acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype uncovered

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project team identifies genetic changes underlying a type of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemiaAn...

Blood test could predict pregnancy complications, poor fetal growth

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that low levels of a protein called DLK1 in the blood of pregnant women could indicate a greater risk of pregnancy complications.

Visits to pediatric emergency departments for headache pain in children are on the rise

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

At 1 hospital, rates of emergency department visits and subsequent hospital admission doubled over a 7-year period.

Youth football players show brain changes after just one season

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified changes in white matter in the brains of youth football players after just a single season, despite no diagnosed concussions.

Children born to parents with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia more likely to suffer mental health issues by age 7 years

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that children born to one or both parents with schizophrenia or...

Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued updated safe sleep recommendations to help parents protect their infants against sudden unexpected death.

Early return to play after concussion may be harmful for young athletes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Young athletes ignore safety regulations by returning to play on the same day after a head injury, new study finds. This may lead to serious complications.

Milia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Milia are common in newborn children but can also affect adults. What are milia, what are the symptoms to look out for, and how is it treated?

New guidelines for kids' media use help families balance digital, real life

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The American Academy of Pediatrics have released a new statement with recommendations of healthy digital media use for infants, children, and adolescents.

CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fewer shots offer more incentive to prevent HPV cancers.CDC has recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously...