- An Illinois mother saved her 2-year-old son's life after finding a sign of cancer in one of his photos.
- Fourteen-pound babies are double the weight of the average newborn. Yet, a hospital in Pittsburgh just birthed one.
- Far from lagging behind, a study finds that same-sex parents are around more often for their kids than straight parents.
- Teens who received tobacco coupons, whether directly or indirectly, were less likely to see smoking in a negative light. Some were more likely to buy cigarettes, too.
- Stressed out kids are more likely to turn to snacks for emotional comfort.
- Many teens use electronic cigarettes solely to perform tricks, such as blowing smoke rings.
- Allowing young children to choose the books they read over the summer keeps them from falling behind.
- Bullied children are more likely to experience mental health problems later in life than those abused by adults, a new study suggests.
- Cellphones may distract parents while their children play in parks, increasing risk of dangerous behavior.
- TV creates young couch potatoes, and a new study finds it also puts them at risk for obesity.
- Introducing infants to solid food after 6 months of age can increase their risk for a common form of pediatric cancer known as acute lymphocytic leukemia.
- A lot of parents may not understand the dangers involved with improperly using infant sitting and carrying devices, such as car seats.
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.