- Over 60,000 children experience an out-of-hospital medication error every year as a result of being given their medication twice, incorrect dosage, or receiving the wrong medication.
- Emergency room visits by children, teens, and young adults in California increased following the recession.
- Children are less likely to suffer from asthma or bronchitis if they live in a home with a gas stove that has a ventilation system compared to no ventilation.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an IUD or subdermal implant such as Implanon and Nexplanon as the first-line choice for teens who choose not to be abstinent.
- Kids aged 7 to 9 who participated in after-school exercise programs not only benefited from increased fitness levels, but other functions too.
- Scientists have long believed that premature babies' immune systems were suppressed, but a new study finds they may be stronger than we once thought.
- It's never too early for parents to take steps to prevent eye problems in their kids, even if it's just feeding them carrots.
- In most cases where a child develops epilepsy following vaccination, the underlying cause is some genetic or structural defect, and not the shot itself.
- Nonprofit 3D printing group E-Nable custom designed a prosthetic hand for a 3-year-old boy born without a hand. Now he feels like Iron Man.
- A new documentary takes a close look at what it's like to be 11 years old, through the eyes of the children.
- It's no secret air pollution is dangerous, but a new study finds that it's affecting young kids, causing their immune systems to turn on their brains.
- Facebook told a North Carolina father he could not boost the reach of his fundraising page in hopes of raising money for his son's heart transplant because the picture he used of his son was "offensive."
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.