Obstetrics & gynaecology

Link found between temperament of high-risk infants and obesity

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and who were easier to soothe as infants were at a higher risk to become obese children, according to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics by University at Buffalo ...

Immunology

Exposing baby to foods early may help prevent allergies

(HealthDay)—New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-allergy foods too early in life.

Pediatrics

2011 to 2015 saw increase in psychiatric ED visits for youth

(HealthDay)—From 2011 to 2015, there was an increase in visits to the emergency department for psychiatric purposes among youth across the United States, according to a study published online March 18 in Pediatrics.

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Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician or 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).

In the USA, a pediatrician (US spelling) is often a primary care physician who specializes in children, whereas in the Commonwealth a paediatrician (British spelling) generally is a medical specialist not in primary general practice.[citation needed]

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