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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.
Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Study shows widespread underdiagnosis of hypertension and prehypertension in U.S. children

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. [More]
Adding higher frequencies to standard protocol improves detection of hearing loss in adolescents

Adding higher frequencies to standard protocol improves detection of hearing loss in adolescents

Adding higher frequencies to the American Academy of Pediatrics hearing test protocol helps detect adolescent hearing loss, according to a team of pediatricians and audiologists. [More]
New survey finds 1 in 4 vacations includes visit to ER

New survey finds 1 in 4 vacations includes visit to ER

If you've ever had to seek medical attention for an illness or an injury during a vacation, you're not alone. [More]
New study unravels why children with autism look less at other people's eyes

New study unravels why children with autism look less at other people's eyes

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 about children with autism spectrum disorder. [More]
Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. [More]
Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

A team of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Barcelona has found that intermittent hypoxia, or an irregular lack of air experienced by people with sleep apnea, can increase tumor growth by promoting the release of circulating exosomes. [More]
Doctors recommend oral antibiotics for children recovering from complex pneumonia

Doctors recommend oral antibiotics for children recovering from complex pneumonia

In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics. [More]
New research finds increasing prevalence of clinical depression among adolescents

New research finds increasing prevalence of clinical depression among adolescents

The rate of adolescents reporting a recent bout of clinical depression grew by 37 percent over the decade ending in 2014, with one in six girls reporting an episode in the past year, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. [More]
UBC researchers find variation in kindergarten vaccination rates among local areas in Metro Vancouver

UBC researchers find variation in kindergarten vaccination rates among local areas in Metro Vancouver

Children in some local health areas of Metro Vancouver have much lower vaccination rates than others, according to a recent University of British Columbia study. [More]
Study finds many parents agree to use of placebos in children

Study finds many parents agree to use of placebos in children

Placebos are essential in any controlled clinical trial, providing a yardstick against which the test drug is measured. [More]
Evena Medical introduces advanced wearable ultrasound for real-time bedside imaging at MEDICA 2016

Evena Medical introduces advanced wearable ultrasound for real-time bedside imaging at MEDICA 2016

Evena Medical, a leader in the development of high-quality, high-definition imaging for fast, accurate and precise bedside visualization, is introducing its enhanced DeepVu Ultrasound 4.0, offering clinicians the most advanced handheld ultrasound for use by clinicians of all skill levels. [More]
Bilingual support group addressing health needs of lupus patients has positive impact, study finds

Bilingual support group addressing health needs of lupus patients has positive impact, study finds

A bilingual support group addressing the psychological and educational needs of patients with lupus and their families is a valuable resource to help them cope, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. [More]
Study shows how comorbid mental health conditions can impact child's care in hospital

Study shows how comorbid mental health conditions can impact child's care in hospital

Children hospitalized for medical or surgical procedures who have an existing mental health condition stay in the hospital longer than children without these conditions. [More]
AAP recommends infant’s crib to be placed in parents' bedroom to reduce risk for SIDS

AAP recommends infant’s crib to be placed in parents' bedroom to reduce risk for SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a rare and devastating condition that is a concern for all parents. SIDS claims the lives of about 3,500 babies each year in the United States, with the greatest risk in the first 12 months of life. [More]
Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. [More]
Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

A new study finds positive outcomes associated with intensive multidisciplinary treatment for children with pediatric feeding disorder who may require a feeding tube to support growth and development. [More]
Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

The structures of health care systems helps determine how doctors and nurses collaborate during hospital rounds, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
New smartphone app may detect early signs of autism in children by tracking eye movements

New smartphone app may detect early signs of autism in children by tracking eye movements

What if someone invented a smartphone app that could help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 2 years old? Could it lead to earlier detection and therefore better treatment? [More]
Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL. [More]
CHLA researchers receive TRP grant to study new way of combating relapsed ALL

CHLA researchers receive TRP grant to study new way of combating relapsed ALL

Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded a 3 year translational research program grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to study a novel approach to eradicating minimal residual disease in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). [More]
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