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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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Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study finds link between routines, emotions and weight.Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in...



Emotional overeating in children linked to home environment not genes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Overeating by children who are stressed or upset is mainly influenced by their home environment and not by their genes, according to new research led by UCL.



Timing and duration matters for school lunch and recess

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and physical activity of school children.



More than recess: How playing on the swings helps kids learn to cooperate

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A favorite childhood pastime - swinging on the playground swing set - also may be teaching kids how to get along.



Second cancers deadlier in young patients

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages...



Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research in mice offers evidence that Clostridia gut bacteria could protect against the complications of gastrointestinal infections in infants.



Inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise in very young Canadian children

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Canada has amongst the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.



Antidepressant use during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of autism, ADHD in children

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two studies published by JAMA examine the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes among women who use antidepressants during pregnancy.



Researchers find strong link between fast-food ads and consumption among pre-schoolers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study...



Cause of fatal childhood disorder revealed in gene study

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A gene involved in brain development that can lead to severe disability and infant death has been identified by scientists.



Cannabis compound may halve seizures for patients with severe epilepsy

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cannabidiol - an active component of cannabis - more than halved the frequency of atonic seizures for patients with severe epilepsy, a new study reveals.



Overactive bladder in children: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the factors that can lead to an overactive bladder in children. What are the signs and when should treatment be given for this condition?



Study finds genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy.



Premature cell differentiation leads to disorders in pancreatic development

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Helsinki researchers have uncovered a mechanism through which a mutation in the STAT3 gene leads to a disorder in the development of the pancreas and to infant diabetes.



New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among...



Children notice what adults miss, study finds: While adults focus their attention, children see everything

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children's limitations can sometimes be their strength.



Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Fastest rise seen among racial/ethnic minority groups.Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report...



Global inequalities in survival for childhood leukaemia persist, highlighting need for better care

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed, they still persist with five-year survival in some countries nearly twice as high as in others for children...



Parent-mediated therapy may help babies at risk of developing autism

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of...



Clinical trial finds no benefits of wearing silk for children with eczema

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new randomized clinical trial tests the health effects and cost effectiveness of wearing silk garments in children with moderate to severe eczema.



Blood test shows promise in detecting abusive head trauma in infants

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed and refined a blood test that could help clinicians identify infants who may...



'Lung sparing effect' may protect lung function at the expense of other growth in malnourished children

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that in cases of severe malnutrition, the body may prioritise lung development at the expense of other less vital growth.



Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale study finds a link between the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and celiac disease in almost 18,000 Swedish women.



As kids' weight climbs, power of healthy fat supplements drops

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming "good" fats, new research suggests.



Further reductions in radiotherapy to young children with brain tumors less successful

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team of investigators has determined that young children participating in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of reduced radiotherapy did worse when there were deviations from the...