News tagged with pediatrics
Two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia had a complete remission of their disease-showing no evidence of cancer cells in their bodies-after treatment with a novel cell therapy that reprogrammed their immune ...
Cancer Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.
Ophthalmology Jan 16, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Natalizumab may be safe in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with highly active disease, according to a small study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Neurology.
Neuroscience Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Low-birth-weight babies with a particular brain abnormality are at greater risk for autism, according to a new study that could provide doctors a signpost for early detection of the still poorly understood disorder.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 25, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
For the first time, researchers have linked autism in a mouse model of the disease with abnormalities in specific regions of the animals' chromosomes. The regions contain genes associated with aberrant brain development and ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 15, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Children who receive dental fillings made from the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) could undergo small but long-term changes in their behavior, a new study suggests.
Pediatrics Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Because whooping cough (pertussis) is almost as contagious as measles (affecting ~12-17 individuals with each case), clinicians are required to report cases of this bacterial respiratory tract infection to the state's department ...
Pediatrics Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are significantly more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults than girls who do not have ADHD, according to research published by the American Psychological ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
As adults, we know that self-control and delaying gratification are important for making healthful eating choices, portion control, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, exhibiting these skills at a young age actually ...
Pediatrics Aug 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study.
Medical research Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Little is known about oculomotor function in amblyopia, or "lazy eye," despite the special role of eye movements in vision. A group of scientists has discovered that abnormal visual processing and circuitry ...
Neuroscience Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
UC Davis researchers have found that for children with the genetic disorder known as chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome anxiety—but not intelligence—is linked to poorer adaptive behaviors, such as self-care and communication ...
Pediatrics Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—George Wehby from the University of Iowa has been conducting a study to discover adverse mental development effects on toddlers and babies due to living at high altitudes. He's found, as ...
Pediatrics Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 5 |
(HealthDay)—For teens and adults who don't grow out of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, staying on ADHD medications may help them stay out of trouble.
Attention deficit disorders Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Genome sequencing data once regarded as junk is now being used to gain important clues to help understand disease. The latest example comes from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric ...
Cancer Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is a branch of medical care that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The upper age limit ranges from age 14 to 18, depending on the country.
A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician (also spelled paediatrician).
The word pediatrics and its cognates mean healer of children; they derive from two Greek words: παῖς (pais = child) and ἰατρός (iatros = doctor or healer).
For more information about Pediatrics, read the full article at
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