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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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What is aseptic meningitis?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about aseptic meningitis, a form of meningitis not caused by bacteria. We look at what does cause it, the symptoms, and treatment options.

Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows.

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.

What is Apert syndrome?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook.

What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PST

Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis.

Are fidget spinners a health hazard?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PST

A series of case studies outlines the dangers associated with certain types of fidget spinners. The authors ask whether new legislation is needed.

What is pectus carinatum and can it be treated?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Learn all about pectus carinatum, also known as pigeon chest, where the breastbone pushes forward. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.

Popular diet could increase risk of birth defects

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PST

For the first time, a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy has been linked with a significant increase in the risk of birth defects.

Second-hand toys contain 'surprising' levels of toxic chemicals

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

A study that examined 200 old toys from homes, nurseries, and thrift stores found worrying levels of toxic elements, such as bromine, cadmium, and lead.

Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy.

Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A look at Botox and breast-feeding safety. Included is detail on how Botox affects the body and other side effects that are important for mothers to know.

Long-term risks and benefits of C-section revealed

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

A large review of existing observational studies and randomized trials looks at the long-term health risks and benefits associated with having a C-section.

Infant formula upgrade: Prebiotics may boost memory

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A recent study using piglets found that adding prebiotics to infant formula improved their memory and produced subtle changes in brain chemistry.

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march.

Happiness may lie in 1 hour of screen time daily

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers at San Diego State University examine whether teens who spend a lot of time on their smartphones are more or less happy as a result.

What is kernicterus and what are the symptoms?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about kernicterus, a form of brain damage linked to severe jaundice in newborns. We look at the complications, diagnosis, and treatments for this

What age do boys stop growing?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

A look at when boys stop growing, which happens after puberty has finished. Included is detail on average height and the genetic factors involved.

At what age do girls stop growing?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

A look at when girls stop growing. Included is detail on when puberty starts and finishes, in addition to what can prevent or delay development.

Cannabis: Brain alterations may explain feelings of alienation

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

New research examines the effects of heavy cannabis use on brain activity, behavior, and feelings of negative emotionality such as alienation.

Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

A study involving almost half a million people finds that a range of reproductive factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.

How you speak to your child may fuel obesity

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

A study finds that the way a parent speaks to their child may influence their weight. Parents of obese children were more likely to use direct statements.

Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.

Is pediatric surgery a gateway to opioid misuse?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

A recently published retrospective study has investigated the prevalence of long-term opioid use in adolescents and young adults following surgery.

ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key.

What you should know about breast cancer in teens

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor.