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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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Correlates of overweight and obesity among adolescents with bipolar disorder in the national comorbidity survey

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder is one of the most disabling medical conditions among adolescents worldwide.



Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease...



Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official...



Does vitamin D level at birth predict risk of MS?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring.



Evaluating mitochondrial replacement in families with mitochondrial disease

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:00 PST

Mitochondria carrying disease-causing mutations have, in human eggs, been replaced with healthy donor mitochondria in a small proof-of-principle study published online in Nature.



RCPCH responds to launch of sudden unexpected death guidelines

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In support of the launch of 'Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood' published by a multi-agency working group convened by The Royal College of Pathologists and The Royal College of...



Toddlers may know when you are not telling the truth, say Singapore and US experts

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study has shown that toddlers as young as two-and-a-half years old can understand when others have different thoughts from them - much earlier than the age of four as traditionally thought.



Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.



Community healthcare professionals lack knowledge on severe allergic reactions in children

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic...



Screening newborns for muscle wasting condition not recommended, UK

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) finds babies should not be screened for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.



Water beads a serious risk to children

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Parents are being warned of the risks posed to children by water beads, which have been increasingly marketed as toys and learning aids for autistic children.



The festive fib: Does lying to children about Santa do more harm than good?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Millions of parents lie to their children about Santa Claus every Christmas, but is this festive fabrication really as harmless as it seems?



Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids.



Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.



Hypertension and prehypertension underdiagnosed and undertreated in US children

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.



Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC report provides recommendations for improving management of children with medical complexity

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Care of children with medical complexity who have significant chronic health problems resulting in extensive health care needs require an optimized framework with the medical home as the foundation...



Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment.



Schools environment associated with asthma symptoms

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms?A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S.



African-American, white and Latino children have different food allergen profiles

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H.



Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Measles, one of the world's most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research.



Early childhood household smoke exposure predicts later delinquency and dropout risk at age 12

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having...



Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency.



Lying flat on back in late pregnancy may raise stillbirth risk

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.



The cell of origin in childhood brain tumours affects susceptibility to therapy

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Children that are diagnosed with the severe the brain tumour malignant glioma often have a very poor prognosis. Knowledge about how pediatric malignant glioma arises and develops is still limited.



Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question...