- New research suggests that using asthma treatment during infancy could stunt growth, but this minor consequence may be worth it for the medicine's life-saving effects.
- Fourteen-year-old Corey Maison waited a long time to be approved for hormone therapy. Here's the moment she finds out her estrogen prescription is finally in.
- A study of British children finds that slight height differences track with deprivation, especially among white kids, with children in poor neighborhoods standing up to two-thirds of an inch (1.6 centimeters) shorter than those in rich areas.
- Kids aren’t clumsy because they’re trying to match their parents’ movements. They’re clumsy because their muscles are underdeveloped and their limbs are shorter.
- A new advertising campaign from a Brazilian pediatrics organization shows just how important it is for breastfeeding moms to eat healthy.
- A new analysis conducted by the Georgia Poison Center found a 400 percent increase in cases related to children under 12 drinking hand sanitizer in the past five years.
- A 3-year-old in Canada was admitted to the hospital after his eye was accidentally glued shut.
- A prototype implant provides electrostimulation to replace nerve signals disabled by adolescent idiopathic scoliosis thus spurring symmetrical spinal growth.
- Nearly one in five American teens who use e-cigarettes have vaporized marijuana, hash oil, or other cannabis byproducts: study.
- Teens who spend an extra hour a day surfing the Internet, watching TV, or playing computer games risk performing two grades worse in exams than their peers who don't.
- Infants who are repeatedly exposed to anesthesia may suffer from long-term changes to their emotional behavior.
- A new study presents strong evidence that children as young as 12 to 24 months of age have already begun to develop an understanding of morality.
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.