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Pediatrics

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Study: Cranky Kids Watch More TV

“Early childhood self-regulation problems are associated with mildly increased media exposure, even after controlling for important confounding variables,” researchers say.

04/14/2014

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Study: Bullying Could Have Far-reaching Health Effects

The research, which was published in the most recent issue of the journal Pediatrics, looked at the associations of bullying with mental and physical health from elementary to high school.

02/18/2014

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Domestic Violence May Stunt Children’s Development

According to a report in the journal Pediatrics, intimate partner violence, such as domestic abuse, can stunt the development of a child’s language, social or motor skills.

11/15/2013

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Puberty For Girls Starting At An Earlier Age

Compared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.

11/14/2013

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Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Compared to white children, African American children are reportedly 69% less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and Hispanics are 50% less likely.

07/02/2013

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Health: New Acne Treatment Recommendations

Battling acne is a problem for millions of Americans, and it can get especially bad in the summer heat. Now, there are new guidelines to treat it.

06/26/2013

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Limiting Children’s Exposure To Alcohol Ads

Over the past seven years the number of scenes with alcohol and alcohol brand placement has increased in movies aimed at children and teens. Some advocates are trying to change that.

06/07/2013

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Doctors Prescribing Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Medication

A new study of prescription medications for children finds doctors are prescribing antibiotics less, while ADHD medications are on the rise.

06/18/2012

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Who Really Breastfeeds?

The World Health Organization recommends that women breastfeed for the first six months of life. But what do most women do?

06/12/2012

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Future Of Medicine Based On Home Care

Many things can be done better at home than in a hospital environment and home visits and therapy can make a big difference.

02/27/2012

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Report: 1-In-5 Children Exposed To Secondhand Smoke In Cars

We know that exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems, and there have been many laws put in place to try to reduce exposure. But there is one area where kids still are at great risk, that’s in the car.

02/06/2012

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Penn Scientists Find Link Between Birth Weight And Autism

In their research, the scientists found autism is far more common in low birth weight babies in the general population.

10/17/2011

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Health Watch: Risk of Autism in Siblings Significantly Higher Than Previously Thought

A surprising discovery about autism – it runs in families, among siblings, at rates higher than previously thought. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is On Your Side with more.

08/15/2011

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New Study Looks At CT Scan Use In Children

A new report in the journal ‘Pediatrics’ says doctors should spend more time evaluating a patient to see if a CT scan is needed.

05/09/2011

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New Program At CHOP Aims To Help Child Survivors With Single Ventricle Heart Defects

Thanks to surgical innovations, a rare but serious heart defect no longer is deadly for newborns. But as those patients age, complications are emerging.

05/01/2011

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