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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.
Poll: Some parents may take children to ER for common situations that could be handled at home

Poll: Some parents may take children to ER for common situations that could be handled at home

Vaccinated pediatric cancer patients just as likely as unvaccinated peers to develop flu

Vaccinated pediatric cancer patients just as likely as unvaccinated peers to develop flu

MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear

MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows

Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children

Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children

Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects

Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects

Training new doctors right where they’re needed

Training new doctors right where they’re needed

Study findings provide new insight into inflammatory bowel disease

Study findings provide new insight into inflammatory bowel disease

Study to determine lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with SCID

Study to determine lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with SCID

CRI scientists challenge oldest concept in tumor metabolism

CRI scientists challenge oldest concept in tumor metabolism

Good-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapy

Good-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapy

Researchers discover promising alternative to open fetal surgery for spina bifida repair

Researchers discover promising alternative to open fetal surgery for spina bifida repair

Online behavioral parent training effective in helping children with ADHD

Online behavioral parent training effective in helping children with ADHD

Study looks at impact of mental health risk factors on extremely low birth weight survivors

Study looks at impact of mental health risk factors on extremely low birth weight survivors

Gene editing technique helps uncover potential new drug targets for KRAS-driven cancers

Gene editing technique helps uncover potential new drug targets for KRAS-driven cancers

Clinical trial demonstrates safety, efficacy of focused ultrasound to treat pediatric osteoid osteoma

Clinical trial demonstrates safety, efficacy of focused ultrasound to treat pediatric osteoid osteoma

Researchers explore how C-section, formula feeding, and antibiotics alter infant's gut microbiome

Researchers explore how C-section, formula feeding, and antibiotics alter infant's gut microbiome

Universal screening not enough to improve language skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children

Universal screening not enough to improve language skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing children