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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.
Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

Babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia

Brief psychological interventions are effective in relieving traumatic stress symptoms in family members

Brief psychological interventions are effective in relieving traumatic stress symptoms in family members

Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical care

Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical care

Injured motor vehicle occupants cumulatively lost 60.8 million days of work

Injured motor vehicle occupants cumulatively lost 60.8 million days of work

Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder

Researchers are comparing two drugs used to treat pediatric bipolar disorder

Infectious diseases physicians call for financial incentives for industry

Infectious diseases physicians call for financial incentives for industry

Two hearts are better than one for toddler

Two hearts are better than one for toddler

Boehringer Ingelheim  - New Drug Application (NDA) for tipranavir

Boehringer Ingelheim - New Drug Application (NDA) for tipranavir

High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive

High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive

New method for determining the presence of a type of strep that can cause fatal meningitis or pneumonia

New method for determining the presence of a type of strep that can cause fatal meningitis or pneumonia

MedImmune initiates clinical trial comparing intranasal influenza vaccine with injectable flu vaccine

MedImmune initiates clinical trial comparing intranasal influenza vaccine with injectable flu vaccine

Study reveals that spinal lesions are associated with a variety of children’s health complaints

Study reveals that spinal lesions are associated with a variety of children’s health complaints

Discovery of the gene for a form of Joubert Syndrome

Discovery of the gene for a form of Joubert Syndrome

Diet which mimics the effects of starvation may be started as an outpatient treatment for children with epilepsy

Diet which mimics the effects of starvation may be started as an outpatient treatment for children with epilepsy

New antibody to prevent respiratory syncytial virus in premature babies

New antibody to prevent respiratory syncytial virus in premature babies

Recommendations made for new research to settle questions on in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Recommendations made for new research to settle questions on in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Insulin pumps effective for children with diabetes

Insulin pumps effective for children with diabetes

FDA issues warning on adolescent use of antidepressants

FDA issues warning on adolescent use of antidepressants

Benitec receives exclusive rights to use DNA technology pioneered at Stanford University for all RNAi therapeutic uses

Benitec receives exclusive rights to use DNA technology pioneered at Stanford University for all RNAi therapeutic uses

Anesthetics are effective in reducing the pain of circumcision in newborns

Anesthetics are effective in reducing the pain of circumcision in newborns