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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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Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging disease

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lab-grown blood vessels provide platform for studying premature aging syndrome and other rare diseases.



Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that as little as 1 hour of less sleep per night significantly raises children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.



Henoch-Schönlein purpura: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is Henoch-Schönlein purpura, who does it affect, and what are the causes? Learn about the diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura and how it is treated.



Mental health programs in schools - growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes, according to a research review in...



Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies' inner world

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research published in eLife explains how researchers created a novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies' internal signals.



Two Alaskan studies show benefit of hepatitis vaccination programs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows universal vaccination has wiped out hepatitis B and associated liver cancer in Alaska's young people.



Could sleep disorders raise the risk of preterm birth?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep disorders among pregnant women are associated with early birth. Insomnia and sleep apnea have been shown to double the risk of early preterm birth.



Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013...



Caput succedaneum: Symptoms, causes, and outlook

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Caput succedaneum is a buildup of bloody fluid on the part of a baby's skull that emerges first at birth. The condition often resolves itself. Learn more.



Iron poisoning: What you need to know

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Iron poisoning is a medical emergency and can be especially dangerous in children. What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?



Gripe water: Uses and other treatments for baby colic

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is gripe water? This traditional therapy can help to relieve baby colic. Learn about the risks and benefits, alongside other treatment options.



Do pets really benefit children's health? Large study investigates

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using advanced statistical tools, the largest study of its kind investigates the supposed link between children's health and household pet ownership.



Mongolian spots: Causes, pictures, and outlook

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mongolian spots are a type of birthmark that looks similar to a bruise. Learn about the causes and treatments, and how the condition appears on skin.



How to stop vomiting: Home remedies

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the main causes of nausea and vomiting, and what home remedies are recommended? What home remedies may help children who are vomiting?



No wonder cure, but music therapy can still be helpful for children with autism

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An international study finds the improvements from improvisational music therapy, on symptoms of autism, to be similar to those who do not receive music therapy.



Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Simple, inexpensive test could help identify sleep apnea in children who snore.



Paraphimosis: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Paraphimosis is a medical emergency that should be treated as soon as possible. What is paraphimosis, how is it treated, and what may the complications be?



Ependymoma: Symptoms and treatment

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Ependymoma is a tumor of the brain and spinal cord that is more common in children than adults. An ependymoma tumor may contain cysts and can be removed.



Increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as US opioid epidemic accelerates

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In the US, about every 25 minutes an infant is born with signs of drug withdrawal (also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome).



Could mutations and inherited genes play a role in cerebral palsy?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study highlights faulty genes as possible cause of hemiplegic cerebral palsy.Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person's body.



Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health.



Can exercise in childhood 'program' your health as an adult?

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exercise in early life leaves a 'print' on bone marrow in male rats, a new study shows. This changes their metabolism and lowers inflammation in adulthood.



Left, right, or ambidextrous: What determines hand preference?

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The first signs of preferring one hand over the other start in the womb - as early as 9 weeks after conception - but genes may only play a minor role.



How can PTSD trigger Alzheimer's disease? Study sheds light

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a molecular link between early life post-traumatic stress disorder and the risk of Alzheimer's disease in old age.



Breast-feeding reduces breast cancer risk, says new report

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new report that updates the evidence on breast cancer says that breast-feeding lowers the risk of developing it both before and after the menopause.