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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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Yellow jacket stings: What to do

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.



Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.



Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...



Seven effective steps to get rid of lice

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at how to get rid of lice, including the most common treatments, how to use them, and how to prevent further infestations.



Is it lice? Know the symptoms

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Lice are small parasites that live on the scalp and feed on human blood. In this article, learn how to check for lice and what to do if you find them.



House cleaning chemicals may cause birth defects

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that exposure to chemicals commonly found in disinfectants and personal hygiene products leads to neural tube defects in mice and rats.



Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Teenagers might get less physical activity than previously believed, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University.



Reye's syndrome: What you need to know

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Reye’s syndrome is a rare disorder. What is it and what causes it? In this article, learn about the symptoms, complications, risk factors, and treatment.



Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, drops during 2015-2016

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

But 3.9 million youth were still using tobacco products in 2016. The number of middle and high school students who say they are...



Tic disorders: Causes, types, and diagnosis

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tics are involuntary, repetitive sounds or movements. We take a closer look at three types of tic disorders: vocal, motor, and Tourette's syndrome.



Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infants

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced...



Clinical trial shows traditional treatment is better for iron-deficiency anemia

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although current treatments for iron-deficiency anemia can be effective, they commonly fail because pediatric patients do not complete the treatment and might experience adverse effects related to...



Study shows later school performance of preemies is often comparable to full-term infants

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

While premature babies sometimes display developmental impairments, a study by a group that includes a University of Florida researcher indicates that not all preemies perform poorly in school.



Using inhalers can lead to mocking and social exclusion for teenagers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research has found.



Fever in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study of more than 95,000 children found that autism risk rose by over 300 percent if mothers had had three or more fevers after 12 weeks of pregnancy.



Sanitation access linked to children's growth and health

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine.



Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, NIH study suggests

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to...



Short duration of breastfeeding and maternal obesity linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop...



Babies recognize face-like patterns before birth

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newborn babies are reported to show a preference for faces over other stimuli. Now, researchers have shown that fetuses display the same behavior.



Children shorter if they drink non-cow's milk, study suggests

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Children who consume almond milk, soy milk, and other non-cow's milk products may be shorter than average for their age, a new study finds.



Pregnancy after 35: What are the risks?

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Certain pregnancy risk factors increase with the age of the mother. Are these risks a cause for concern or do they pose little threat for women over 35?



Drug combination improves lung function within 15 days of treatment for children with cystic fibrosis

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A combination of two drugs - lumacaftor and ivacaftor - improves lung function in children aged 6-11 with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to a phase 3 trial published in The...



Drinking non-cow's milk associated with lower height in children

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children who drink non-cow's milk - including other animal milk and plant-based milk beverages--are shorter than children who drink cow's milk, new research suggests.



Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase child obesity risk by age 7, NIH study suggests

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children born to women with gestational diabetes whose diet included high proportions of refined grains may have a higher risk of obesity by age 7, compared to children born to women with gestational...



Just a little alcohol during pregnancy may alter baby's facial features

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Think the odd drink during pregnancy is safe? New research finds that prenatal exposure to even low levels of alcohol may influence facial development.