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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.
Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects

Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects

New screening model effectively identifies Latino infants at risk for autism

New screening model effectively identifies Latino infants at risk for autism

Early-onset pancreatitis in children linked to family history and genetic mutations

Early-onset pancreatitis in children linked to family history and genetic mutations

ER visits for allergy-induced asthma could increase among children vulnerable to climate change

ER visits for allergy-induced asthma could increase among children vulnerable to climate change

Cotton bud use leads to thousands of hospital visits for children every year

Cotton bud use leads to thousands of hospital visits for children every year

Maternal education can act as 'social vaccine' for childhood malaria infection, study finds

Maternal education can act as 'social vaccine' for childhood malaria infection, study finds

UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair graying

UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair graying

Peer victimization in fifth grade has lasting effects on health and later substance use, study finds

Peer victimization in fifth grade has lasting effects on health and later substance use, study finds

New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis

New clinical study aims to prevent onset of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis

Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine

Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine

Breast-feeding transfers beneficial bacteria to the baby’s gut, new study finds

Breast-feeding transfers beneficial bacteria to the baby’s gut, new study finds

Study suggests link between regional gun laws and firearm-related injuries in children

Study suggests link between regional gun laws and firearm-related injuries in children

Use of handheld devices by infants can delay speech development

Use of handheld devices by infants can delay speech development

Children with bloodstream infections less likely to die than adults, study shows

Children with bloodstream infections less likely to die than adults, study shows

UAB spinoff develops drug-resistant immunotherapy to combat solid tumors

UAB spinoff develops drug-resistant immunotherapy to combat solid tumors

Breast-feeding may aid development of white matter structures in the brains of premature babies

Breast-feeding may aid development of white matter structures in the brains of premature babies

Study finds higher rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts among transgender adults

Study finds higher rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts among transgender adults

Scientists identify differences in outcomes for women and men with AFF in emergency departments

Scientists identify differences in outcomes for women and men with AFF in emergency departments

Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children

Outdated health myths practiced by grand parents could pose serious risks to young children

New study shows low-cost gaming strategy can make school children eat more vegetables

New study shows low-cost gaming strategy can make school children eat more vegetables