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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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Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants.



More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...



The birth of politics in children: The case of dominance

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

As they grow up, do children become young Robin Hoods? Depending on their age, they do not allocate resources in the same way between dominant and subordinate individuals.



'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...



Hormonal Acne: Causes, Types, and Treatment

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Acne is sometimes called hormonal acne because of how the skin problem develops in response to hormonal changes. Learn about its treatment and symptoms.



Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown.



Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hearing loss may increase a woman's risk of giving birth prematurely or having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a new study.



Cases of childhood diarrhoea linked to pathogens significantly underestimated

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The number of cases of childhood diarrhoea attributable to pathogens (bacteria, parasites, viruses or other infections) have been substantially underestimated and may be nearly twice as high as...



Curiosity about cigarettes, cigars falling among students

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The percentage of U.S. students who have ever used or are curious about using cigarettes and cigars fell between 2012-2014, new study shows.



Study challenges widely held view about children's moral judgement

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children's ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated.



Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study...



Gut bacteria may affect obesity risk in youth

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Children and adolescents who are obese have different populations of gut microbes compared with youths of a normal weight, new research finds.



Sudden infant cardiac death explained by gene mutation

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers, including scientists from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, have linked a faulty gene to the deaths of seemingly healthy children whose hearts suddenly stopped.



Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life.



Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.



Study estimates ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults.



Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent...



Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects.



FDA protects kids from illegal sales of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as...



Research provides clues to how Zika virus breaches the placental barrier

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function.



Can omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids improve reading skills?

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems.



Maternal health: Disparities in care quality, access to services a major concern

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A series of papers in The Lancet highlights disparities in maternal health care across the globe and details strategies to reduce maternal mortality.



Zika does cause microcephaly, but questions remain

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.



Growth Hormone Injections: Uses and Side Effects

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Growth hormone injections can be needed by children and adults alike. Learn more about why they are needed and the alternative uses of these injections.



Lift-the-flap books may hinder kids from learning new words

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Features in non-fiction children's books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words.