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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.
Depression, alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of using synthetic cannabinoids later

Depression, alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of using synthetic cannabinoids later

BMC researchers aim to address gap in depression treatment for pregnant and postpartum women

BMC researchers aim to address gap in depression treatment for pregnant and postpartum women

Insufficient sleep in early childhood linked to attention, behavioral problems in later years

Insufficient sleep in early childhood linked to attention, behavioral problems in later years

UAlberta research could open door to new therapies for diabetes patients

UAlberta research could open door to new therapies for diabetes patients

UCLA researchers find ways to soften or stiffen up T cells for controlling immune response

UCLA researchers find ways to soften or stiffen up T cells for controlling immune response

Researcher finds lack of evidence behind dietary recommendations to lower children's blood lead levels

Researcher finds lack of evidence behind dietary recommendations to lower children's blood lead levels

Study reports presence of structural changes in the brain during medication treatment for depression

Study reports presence of structural changes in the brain during medication treatment for depression

Professional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reduction

Professional IPM no better in decreasing asthma in children than do-it-yourself mouse allergen reduction

New conferences sponsored by University of Minnesota to focus on informed consent in research

New conferences sponsored by University of Minnesota to focus on informed consent in research

UAB pediatrician suggests ways to keep infants safe while traveling

UAB pediatrician suggests ways to keep infants safe while traveling

BUSM researchers participate in five-year program to develop biomarkers for small vessel disease

BUSM researchers participate in five-year program to develop biomarkers for small vessel disease

Johns Hopkins researchers find no evidence of CMV in aggressive brain cancer tissues

Johns Hopkins researchers find no evidence of CMV in aggressive brain cancer tissues

Early preventive dental care for Medicaid-enrolled children may lead to long-term treatment, study suggests

Early preventive dental care for Medicaid-enrolled children may lead to long-term treatment, study suggests

New molecule may inhibit growth of aggressive pediatric brain tumor

New molecule may inhibit growth of aggressive pediatric brain tumor

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