Questions tagged [pediatrics]

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the physical, mental, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. It should be used when a health issue may be specific to this age group.

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What effects does alcohol have on underage children?

In most countries, there is a legal drinking age: 21 in the U.S., 18 in most European countries. I've always been told that legal drinking age is in place because alcohol has harmful effects on ...
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Does sugar cause children to become hyperactive?

When I was younger, I was told not to have too much sugar (candy, soda, ice cream - anything sweet really) because I would get too hyper and I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. I never really felt ...
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Is it okay to make a child drink alcohol when they have a cold?

I've seen a few people make their child drink alcohol when they have a cold. They believe that it can reduce the cold and cough. Is that true? If so, what is the right amount of alcohol the child can ...
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Are there vaccines which present a risk by being re-taken too early?

A friend of mine lost the vaccination information for one of his children (a 15 yo boy) and has doubts about the date for the next shot against tetanus (which in France comes together with the ones ...