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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.
Only 12 percent of pediatricians surveyed felt effective in treating overweight children

Only 12 percent of pediatricians surveyed felt effective in treating overweight children

Researchers discover how microRNA are involved in the development of heart muscle

Researchers discover how microRNA are involved in the development of heart muscle

Researchers resurrect old technology to quickly and accurately identify deadly bacterial infections in hospital patients

Researchers resurrect old technology to quickly and accurately identify deadly bacterial infections in hospital patients

Unique therapeutic strategy to combat cachexia

Unique therapeutic strategy to combat cachexia

12-year-old cancer victim taken into care after parents block treatment on religious grounds

12-year-old cancer victim taken into care after parents block treatment on religious grounds

Excessive sleepiness in adolescents may indicate more than just lack of sleep

Excessive sleepiness in adolescents may indicate more than just lack of sleep

Eat raisins to fight gum disease!

Eat raisins to fight gum disease!

Watch, wait and see, may be best option for babes' ear infections

Watch, wait and see, may be best option for babes' ear infections

Children of low-income families who receive public housing rent subsidies have greater weight for age

Children of low-income families who receive public housing rent subsidies have greater weight for age

IGF-based growth hormone dosing could become a novel paradigm in treating growth hormone deficiency

IGF-based growth hormone dosing could become a novel paradigm in treating growth hormone deficiency

57% of children are not read to daily by a parent or family member

57% of children are not read to daily by a parent or family member

Researchers successfully image delivery and gene expression of DNA nanoparticles into lungs of CF mice

Researchers successfully image delivery and gene expression of DNA nanoparticles into lungs of CF mice

Early to bed okay, but early to rise might not make Jack a bright boy

Early to bed okay, but early to rise might not make Jack a bright boy

Current high school start times deprive adolescents of sleep

Current high school start times deprive adolescents of sleep

Educating parents and physicians could reduce overuse of antibiotics in children

Educating parents and physicians could reduce overuse of antibiotics in children

Adolescents who are lethargic, cranky and forgetful may have chronic sleep deprivation

Adolescents who are lethargic, cranky and forgetful may have chronic sleep deprivation

Children 14 and younger should not sit in the front passenger seat of cars equipped with air bags

Children 14 and younger should not sit in the front passenger seat of cars equipped with air bags

One-time whooping cough vaccination at 11 years of age may potentially be cost-effective

One-time whooping cough vaccination at 11 years of age may potentially be cost-effective

New vaccine against whooping cough is effective in teens and adults

New vaccine against whooping cough is effective in teens and adults

Most doctors and patients misbelieve that a nebulizer is more effective than an inhaler for asthma

Most doctors and patients misbelieve that a nebulizer is more effective than an inhaler for asthma