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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.
Children whose mothers suffer domestic abuse are much more likely to be abused themselves

Children whose mothers suffer domestic abuse are much more likely to be abused themselves

Launch of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies

Launch of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies

Discovery of gene that causes a rare juvenile-onset form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Discovery of gene that causes a rare juvenile-onset form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

A viral respiratory infection common in children increases the risk of developing asthma

A viral respiratory infection common in children increases the risk of developing asthma

Oral allergy syndrome, allergic response  from fruit

Oral allergy syndrome, allergic response from fruit

Sports medicine may help the national fight against pediatric obesity

Sports medicine may help the national fight against pediatric obesity

Residency training is demanding, leading busy residents to forfeit sleep

Residency training is demanding, leading busy residents to forfeit sleep

Twice as many children are suffering strokes than was previously believed

Twice as many children are suffering strokes than was previously believed

Alarming rise in the number of patients treated for eye injuries caused by paintballs

Alarming rise in the number of patients treated for eye injuries caused by paintballs

Key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells

Key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells

New resources to better understand sleep

New resources to better understand sleep

Mothers infected with HIV who breast feed risk infecting infants

Mothers infected with HIV who breast feed risk infecting infants

New findings may help better understand how harmless viruses can cause severe disease among patients with weakened immune systems

New findings may help better understand how harmless viruses can cause severe disease among patients with weakened immune systems

Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Cyberonics announces two new Phase IV epilepsy studies

Cyberonics announces two new Phase IV epilepsy studies

SUVs pose greater injury risk to pedestrians

SUVs pose greater injury risk to pedestrians

Miracle camp for child burn victims

Miracle camp for child burn victims

Kids as young as 6 who get frequent headaches may be using over-the-counter pain relievers too much

Kids as young as 6 who get frequent headaches may be using over-the-counter pain relievers too much

Virginia Health urges women of childbearing age to take folic acid

Virginia Health urges women of childbearing age to take folic acid

Children in hospitals often experience adverse patient safety events

Children in hospitals often experience adverse patient safety events