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Only 10 percent of U.S. counties have a pediatric ophthalmologist

Only 10 percent of U.S. counties have a pediatric ophthalmologist, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Ophthalmology.


Fiber: It's important to your child's diet, too

Just like adults, children need lots of fiber in their diets.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding ear infections

My 4-year-old daughter already has had three ear infections this winter. When she isn't feeling well, our entire family is miserable. The pediatrician says she may continue to get more infections and it is just her body. ...


Prenatal pollution linked to lower cognitive scores in infants

Toddlers whose moms were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during mid- to late-pregnancy tend to score lower on measures of cognition, motor coordination and language skills, according to new University of Colorado ...


Children's early flu toll shows dangers of vaccine hesitancy

Children have been hit especially hard by the early-onset flu season, according to a study from Tennessee that raises concerns about U.S. immunization rates following the pandemic-fueled trend of vaccine hesitancy.


Prognostic model identifies cerebral palsy in infants

A prognostic model using 12 clinical variables improves prediction of cerebral palsy (CP) compared with clinical presentation with encephalopathy, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Medical research

Premature birth linked to poorer school grades in adolescence

Premature birth, before 34 weeks of pregnancy, is linked to lower scores in math and language tests as a teenager compared with those born at 40 weeks, finds a large Danish population study published today in The BMJ.


Early tastings of solid food found to shorten breastfeeding

The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University and Sophiahemmet University, in which the mothers ...