Archives of Disease in Childhood

Archives of Disease in Childhood (officially abbreviated Arch. Dis. Child. and sometimes ADC) is a peer reviewed medical journal of the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd in the field of paediatrics. Published in the United Kingdom, it is the official journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It focuses on all aspects of child health and disease from the perinatal period (in the Fetal and Neonatal edition) through to adolescence. ADC includes original research reports, commentaries, reviews of clinical and policy issues, and evidence reports. Areas covered include: community child health, public health, epidemiology, acute paediatrics, advocacy, and ethics. New sections include: guidelines update; international health; a column written by patients about their experience with the health care system; and abstracts from Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The journal has a bimonthly edition on perinatal and neonatal medicine. Four so-called Education and Practice editions each year include sections intended for continuing medical education. The journal Paediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy was merged into ADC. The electronic archive on the journal s website

BMJ Group
United Kingdom
Impact factor
2.616 (2010)

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UK death rate of pre-school kids almost double that of Sweden

The death rate among pre-school children in the UK is almost double that of Sweden, with prematurity, congenital abnormalities, and infections all taking a significant toll, finds research published online in Archives of ...


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Girls in Wales who have self harmed are significantly more likely than boys to be admitted to hospital, after turning up for emergency care, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Archives of Disease in ...


Breastfed Vietnamese babies have fewer health issues

Vietnamese infants who are fed with infant formula or prelacteal foods such as water and honey soon after birth are more likely to experience higher rates of hospitalization and childhood illnesses during their first year ...

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