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Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit of such patients ranges from birth to 18. In countries where the age of majority is 18, this age limit may be from birth to age 17 (such as in Canada). A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician.
Team effort at school and home could help reduce childhood obesity rates

Team effort at school and home could help reduce childhood obesity rates

Legalization of same-sex marriage may reduce suicide attempts among high school students

Legalization of same-sex marriage may reduce suicide attempts among high school students

Same-sex marriage policies linked to reduction in suicide attempts by adolescents

Same-sex marriage policies linked to reduction in suicide attempts by adolescents

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator reduces antibiotic use by nearly 50% in newborns

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator reduces antibiotic use by nearly 50% in newborns

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

Study shines light on pervasiveness of unsafely stored opioids in homes with children

Study shines light on pervasiveness of unsafely stored opioids in homes with children

ACP applauds court's decision that overturns Florida law barring doctors from counseling patients on gun safety

ACP applauds court's decision that overturns Florida law barring doctors from counseling patients on gun safety

Antibiotics may be effective treatment for acute appendicitis in children, study shows

Antibiotics may be effective treatment for acute appendicitis in children, study shows

Exclusion from virtual group has negative impact on real-life social behaviour, research shows

Exclusion from virtual group has negative impact on real-life social behaviour, research shows

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

UAB to bring advanced cancer-fighting radiation technology to Alabama

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

Glowing mice could mark major step forward for new gene therapy

Glowing mice could mark major step forward for new gene therapy

Study finds improvements in survival and neurodevelopment of preterm babies

Study finds improvements in survival and neurodevelopment of preterm babies

Researchers explore effects of preeclampsia on risk of developing ROP in premature infants

Researchers explore effects of preeclampsia on risk of developing ROP in premature infants

Sex risk behaviors more prevalent among delinquent youth as they age, study reveals

Sex risk behaviors more prevalent among delinquent youth as they age, study reveals

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Penn Medicine's ODC collaborates with FAST to develop gene therapy for Angelman syndrome

Penn Medicine's ODC collaborates with FAST to develop gene therapy for Angelman syndrome

New ‘MAGIC algorithm’ can predict transplant patient’s risk of developing graft-versus-host disease

New ‘MAGIC algorithm’ can predict transplant patient’s risk of developing graft-versus-host disease

Study focuses on sound exposure for premature babies in neonatal intensive care units

Study focuses on sound exposure for premature babies in neonatal intensive care units

Spanish-speaking Latino children's parents half as likely to feel doctors listen to them, study finds

Spanish-speaking Latino children's parents half as likely to feel doctors listen to them, study finds