- A baby in an Indian hospital was killed earlier this week after rats broke into his incubator and ate away at his fingers, legs, and eye.
- Families that aren't able to function effectively tend to feed their kids more sugar, suggesting sugary food and drinks are a coping mechanism.
- Recent research shows more head lice are evolving to resist treatment, but why are some individuals more at risk for infestations than others?
- Cases of chickenpox hospitalizations are decreasing, even among unvaccinated populations, suggesting herd immunization is working.
- OxyContin can now be used in children as young as 11 who are experiencing severe pain, says the FDA.
- A candidate for Father of the Year designed a series of "Star Wars"-themed helmets for his son who is being treated for a rare condition.
- Male doctors have nearly two and half times the odds of having legal action taken against them than their female peers.
- Sample of states reveal gaps in pediatric care and shine nationwide disparities. Access to health care varies widely among private and public insurers.
- The Temper Loss scale could help distinguish between expectable misbehavior in young children and the kind of “acting out” that is cause for concern.
- Using emotion-based words when talking to your baby may help her develop better social skills later in life.
- Two Oklahoma brothers suffered second- and third-degree burns from their sun exposure at a water park.
- Kids develop issues with body image early. Experts recommend getting help before they develop an eating disorder.
Pediatrics (or paediatrics) is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.