- Breastfeeding provides protection for a mother's baby early enough to lower allergy and asthma risk for a lifetime.
- A 9-year-old in the UK is being considered the youngest testicular cancer patient in the world.
- Homeless children face a host of obstacles that compromise their mental health. Now, a study finds 25 percent of them need mental health services.
- Children who nap past the age of 2 often suffer from poorer sleep quality later in life.
- Kate Middleton calls attention to Children's Mental Health Week in new two-minute PSA.
- A 6-day-old premature baby has become the youngest person to survive a heart transplant after being diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease that causes the organ to enlarge.
- The health of teens around the world is affected by widening income inequality, a new study finds.
- Retired football players are letting scientists examine their brains, and the results are startling proof the sport hurts a child’s brain development.
- A simple two-minute delay in cutting the umbilical cord leads to better development during the first days of a newborn baby’s life.
- Researchers at Tel Aviv University found the presence of a medical clown significantly reduced anxiety and pain in children undergoing allergy tests.
- Ibuprofen is just as effective in relieving pain experienced by children with a fractured limb, without the side effects of morphine.
- Kids who drink non-cow's milk have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood when compared with those drinking fortified cow's milk.
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.