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Health News - Pediatrics

Gut microbiota may 'prevent and cure' rotavirus
Scientists have found gut bacteria in mice that could cure rotavirus infections, which cause the death of hundreds of thousands of children each year. (Medical News Today)

Does the rotavirus vaccine prevent type 1 diabetes?
Scientists present a link between rotavirus infection and type 1 diabetes and suggest vaccination as a method to prevent the condition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about milia under the eyes
Milia are small bumps of trapped keratin. They are common on the face, especially under the eyes and on the cheeks and forehead. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis is a lung infection that primarily affects infants but can also occur in adults. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options. With early intervention, people usually recover well from bronchiolitis. (Medical News Today)

What to do when baby temperature is low
A baby with temperature that is low may be healthy, but it is important to take steps to return their temperature to a normal range. Learn about causes of low temperatures in babies, and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

What to know about viral rash in adults and babies
A range of viral infections, including shingles, chickenpox, and measles, can cause a skin rash. Learn more about the types, symptoms, and treatment of a viral rash here. (Medical News Today)

Adult obesity: Is childhood sugar intake in the '70s to blame?
Are adult obesity rates in the United States today the result of childhood sugar consumption in the 1970s and 1980s? New research suggests so. (Medical News Today)

What to know about chickenpox in babies
Chickenpox in babies is often mild and resolves without treatment, although there are possible complications. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of chickenpox in babies here. This article includes pictures of babies with chickenpox to aid diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

What is the average weight for a 13-year-old?
The average weight for 13-year-olds is different for boys and girls, and puberty and genetics can also factor in. Learn about the average weight and BMI for a 13-year-old here. (Medical News Today)

Safe home remedies for toddler cough
Many cough medicines are not safe for toddlers. However, gentle home remedies such as honey and ivy leaf can help ease a cough. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to stop or reduce a stutter
There is no cure for a stutter, but there are several steps that can help a person reduce stuttering. These steps include quick tips and long term treatment. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about group B strep
Group B strep is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in some adults and can pass from pregnant women to babies. It often produces no symptoms, but it can be life threatening in babies. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is 5G technology bad for our health?
In this Spotlight, we look at the effects of electromagnetic fields on our bodies and explore why some think 5G tech may not be safe. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cystic fibrosis in children
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that doctors usually diagnose in early childhood. Find out about the diagnostic procedure and the treatments that may help reduce CF symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children's IQs
New research has found an association between mothers' exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy and their children's IQ scores. (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes: Genetic risk reflected in gut microbiome
New research has revealed that children at a high genetic risk of type 1 diabetes have 'distinct changes' in their gut microbiome. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Periumbilical pain: What to know
A wide variety of conditions can cause periumbilical pain, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose. Learn about the causes and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between Strattera and Vyvanse?
Strattera and Vyvanse are ADHD medications. This article discusses their effects, risks, how to take them, and how to choose between the two. (Medical News Today)

Causes of mucus in a baby's poop
It is common for some mucus to appear in a baby's stool. However, if mucus appears frequently, it may signal an underlying condition, such as an allergy. Learn more about the causes and what to do here. (Medical News Today)

ADHD supplements: Are they effective?
Research suggests that certain supplements, including melatonin, zinc, and vitamin D, may help treat some of the symptoms of ADHD. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can trigger ADHD?
Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Best natural ways to treat cradle cap
Cradle cap is very common in infants under 3 months or older and not harmful, but people can relieve the symptoms, using various natural methods. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for lice: Effectiveness and prevention
Research into whether home remedies can eliminate lice is ongoing. Here, learn what the current evidence says, when to seek medical treatment, and how to prevent a lice infestation from spreading. (Medical News Today)

Study introduces 'the Big Bang Theory of migraine'
A new study finds a link between migraine and signs of early puberty. The scientists suspect that estrogen plays a key role in how migraine originates. (Medical News Today)

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