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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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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.



Over half of American babies are given solids too early

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

According to new research, more than half of babies in the United States are given non-milk foods and fluids before the recommended 6-month mark.



Early puberty increases depression risk in adulthood

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Previous research found a link between early puberty and mental health. A recent study asked whether the impact can still be measured into adulthood.



What you should know about oppositional defiant disorder

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at oppositional defiant disorder, a condition resulting in persistent irrational defiant behavior. Included is detail on diagnosis and treatment.



Family meals may boost kids' physical, mental health

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Family meals aren't just for Christmas: a new study suggests that regular family mealtimes can improve children's general fitness and mental well-being.



Vitamin K deficiency: What you need to know

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

The main symptom of a vitamin K deficiency is excessive bleeding caused by an inability to form blood clots. Learn about vitamin K in adults and infants.



Diet is the key to kids' health and happiness

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

A new study using data from eight European countries finds an intriguing two-way relationship between a child's well-being and their diet.



Conduct disorder: What you need to know

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more.



Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Research found that children who consumed fish at least once per week had better sleep quality and higher intelligence than those who ate fish less often.



Window blinds injure two children each day in America

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

In America, window blind-related injuries are still responsible for the death of one child each month. New research looks at these worrying statistics.



What you should know about roseola

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at roseola, a viral infection that includes fever and rash. Included is detail on what the rash looks like and risk factors for the infection.



What is Treacher Collins syndrome?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects how the bones and tissues in the face develop. We look at its causes and treatments.



Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy.



Kids' movies promote poor diet and stigmatize obesity

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

An analysis of recent children's movies has found high levels of positive imagery surrounding poor diet, but negativity toward overweight people.



Colitis and Crohn's: Is 21st century living to blame?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

It is not clear why some people develop inflammatory bowel disorders and some don't. Research now shows that our lifestyle plays a significant part.



Peanut allergy: Six genes found that drive allergic reaction

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

New study identifies key genes, biological mechanisms, and cell types that are active in a peanut allergy response and might offer targets for treatment.



Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

A prospective study examines the link between cannabis use at the age of 17–18 and hypomania — a common symptom of bipolar disorder — in early adulthood.



Preventing childhood asthma: Could gut bacteria be the key?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

Babies born of mothers with asthma show distinct changes in their gut flora. Interestingly, the microbiome is affected differently in boys and girls.



What is lanugo and what causes this hair to grow?

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about lanugo, a type of hair that grows on fetuses in the womb, and some adults with eating disorders. We examine its causes and possible functions.