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Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit of such patients ranges from birth to 18. In countries where the age of majority is 18, this age limit may be from birth to age 17 (such as in Canada). A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician.
HANS device helps prevent fatal craniovertebral junction injuries in racecar drivers

HANS device helps prevent fatal craniovertebral junction injuries in racecar drivers

Before 2001, catastrophic craniovertebral junction (CVJ) injuries were the most common cause of death to drivers in the fast-paced sport of professional car racing. That changed with the development and implementation of the HANS (Head and Neck Support) device and similar restraints. [More]
Research shows how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers

Research shows how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers. [More]
WHO and partners launch new strategies to reduce violence against children

WHO and partners launch new strategies to reduce violence against children

WHO and partners today launch 7 interlinked strategies to reduce violence against children. [More]
Study provides more insights into abusive head injury in small children

Study provides more insights into abusive head injury in small children

Abusive head injury, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome or non-accidental trauma, is the third leading cause of head injuries in small children in the US. For children under the age of 1 year, it is the cause of the majority of serious head injuries. [More]
Study finds significant differences among pediatric hospitals in managing inpatients with asthma

Study finds significant differences among pediatric hospitals in managing inpatients with asthma

Children's hospitals vary greatly in managing inpatients with asthma, according to researchers who analyzed hospital records in a large national database. [More]
Children of uninvolved feeders could be at risk for greater dietary excess from snacks

Children of uninvolved feeders could be at risk for greater dietary excess from snacks

In a new study examining how parenting contributes to snacking, researchers found that parents who have a hands-off approach to feeding children may unknowingly contribute to an increase in children's snacking. [More]
ASA recommends parents to ask seven questions to child's physician anesthesiologist prior to surgery

ASA recommends parents to ask seven questions to child's physician anesthesiologist prior to surgery

Millions of children have surgery every year - for everything from tonsil removal to correction of a heart defect - and understandably parents are often anxious about their child's safety and comfort. [More]
Study shows siblings of food allergic children do not experience food allergy symptoms

Study shows siblings of food allergic children do not experience food allergy symptoms

Families with a child who has food allergy often wonder if a younger sibling should be screened before introducing potentially allergenic foods. [More]
UH cardiologists implant first Abbott Absorb stent on patient with coronary artery disease

UH cardiologists implant first Abbott Absorb stent on patient with coronary artery disease

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is among the first in the country - and the first in Ohio - to offer and deploy the Abbott Absorb stent, a completely bioresorbable stent. [More]
Childhood exposure to microbes through thumb-sucking, nail-biting may lower risk of allergies

Childhood exposure to microbes through thumb-sucking, nail-biting may lower risk of allergies

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, according to a new study from New Zealand's University of Otago. [More]
UH implants Abbott's Absorb dissolving stent on coronary artery disease patient

UH implants Abbott's Absorb dissolving stent on coronary artery disease patient

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is among the first in the country - and the first in Ohio - to offer and deploy the Abbott Absorb stent, a completely bioresorbable stent. The Absorb stent works exactly as its traditional metallic predecessors in that it opens a blocked coronary artery, with one major exception - it dissolves completely in the body two to three years after implantation. [More]
BMC receives grant to optimally support child wellbeing from preconception period through age 5

BMC receives grant to optimally support child wellbeing from preconception period through age 5

Boston Medical Center's Vital Village Network has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at developing the infrastructure to support all children entering kindergarten at a healthy weight. [More]
Study finds similar care for Medicaid and non-Medicaid pediatric asthma inpatients

Study finds similar care for Medicaid and non-Medicaid pediatric asthma inpatients

Children covered by Medicaid and equally sick children not covered by Medicaid received essentially similar asthma treatment in a given pediatric hospital, according to a new study. [More]
Phase 1 trial to examine efficacy of promising malaria vaccine in Burkina Faso

Phase 1 trial to examine efficacy of promising malaria vaccine in Burkina Faso

Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases: it infects hundreds of millions of people every year, and kills about half a million, most of them under five years of age. [More]
Diabetes drug metformin could help reduce toxic acid levels linked to MSUD

Diabetes drug metformin could help reduce toxic acid levels linked to MSUD

Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder involving the dysfunction of an enzyme which breaks down three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. [More]
Pediatric endocrinologist outlines top summertime tips for kids with Type 1 diabetes

Pediatric endocrinologist outlines top summertime tips for kids with Type 1 diabetes

For kids, the perfect summer can mean sleeping in, eating whenever hunger strikes, playing outdoors in the sun, swimming and staying up late. But for children with Type 1 diabetes, all of the above, and the general lack of schedule, can wreak havoc with their blood sugar levels. [More]
New method could help detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborn infants

New method could help detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborn infants

A research group led by Project Professor Morioka Ichiro and Assistant Professor Iwatani Sota in collaboration with Doctor Miyawaki Atsushi have clinically proven that a fluorescent protein sourced from Japanese eel muscles can be used to accurately detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborns. [More]
Cartoon characters can easily convince kids to eat veggies, research finds

Cartoon characters can easily convince kids to eat veggies, research finds

Convincing kids to choose vegetables becomes easier when you deploy a team of animated characters to sell them on the good stuff, new research has found. [More]
Environmental toxins affect children's brain development, experts agree

Environmental toxins affect children's brain development, experts agree

An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children's and environmental health advocates agree for the first time that today's scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in air, water, food and everyday products and children's risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. [More]
Safety tips to prevent injuries from fireworks during summer

Safety tips to prevent injuries from fireworks during summer

Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. [More]
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