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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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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.

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

E-cigarettes are more popular than ever, but could they harm the developing embryo? According to the latest study, it is possible.

Vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Higher levels of vitamin D in infancy and childhood may protect children against islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

High school synthetic cannabis users more likely to take other drugs

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

Synthetic cannabis users are more likely to take drugs other than cannabis, according to a snapshot of current drug use in American high school seniors.

What are these white spots on my face?

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about five possible causes of white spots on the face. Why might spots appear and what treatment options are available?

Is gene editing ethical?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Advances in molecular biology are bringing the possibility of editing the human genome ever closer. But do we think this is ethical?

Everything you need to know about nuchal chord

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

We look at nuchal chord, a birth complication involving the umbilical chord becoming wrapped around the baby’s neck. Learn more about the condition here.

Placenta: A 'superfood' or a dietary fad?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?

The 10 best autism blogs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Autism affects everyone differently depending on its severity. We have found the best autism blogs that support individuals, families, and carers.

Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients.

Does skipping breakfast really lead to overeating?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests that missing a morning meal does not lead to greater calorie intake later in the day.

Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

New research concludes that respiratory infections in at-risk children may significantly increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease.