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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.
New method for detecting premature birth

New method for detecting premature birth

Gene associated with susceptibility to developing type 1 diabetes

Gene associated with susceptibility to developing type 1 diabetes

Study finds that physicians help patients quit smoking but could provide more education

Study finds that physicians help patients quit smoking but could provide more education

Young children capable of reporting on their own health

Young children capable of reporting on their own health

Iraqi child undergoes heart surgery in New York

Iraqi child undergoes heart surgery in New York

Children and adolescents who consistently watch television for 2 hours or more a day are at an increased risk of being overweight

Children and adolescents who consistently watch television for 2 hours or more a day are at an increased risk of being overweight

Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder

Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder

Two out of three survivors of childhood cancer have at least one chronic or late-occurring health problem following their cancer therapy

Two out of three survivors of childhood cancer have at least one chronic or late-occurring health problem following their cancer therapy

Ohio State budget cuts jeopardize medical coverage

Ohio State budget cuts jeopardize medical coverage

Obese parents are the greatest influence for childhood obesity

Obese parents are the greatest influence for childhood obesity

Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

California church coalition lends support to Proposition 71 for stem cell research

California church coalition lends support to Proposition 71 for stem cell research

Gene responsible for the onset of aging

Gene responsible for the onset of aging

First study to examine the probability of obesity in preschoolers according to their mother’s weight early in her pregnancy

First study to examine the probability of obesity in preschoolers according to their mother’s weight early in her pregnancy

Teenage girls in the U.S. bombarded by more alcohol advertising than boys

Teenage girls in the U.S. bombarded by more alcohol advertising than boys

Highest rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia are seen in African Americans females aged 15 to 19 years

Highest rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia are seen in African Americans females aged 15 to 19 years

75% of parents admit their children still see televised violence at least once a week

75% of parents admit their children still see televised violence at least once a week

High levels of endotoxin, a bacterial compound that collects in house dust, may lower likelihood of eczema in children

High levels of endotoxin, a bacterial compound that collects in house dust, may lower likelihood of eczema in children

Most over-the-counter cough medications are no better than non-medicated syrup

Most over-the-counter cough medications are no better than non-medicated syrup

The number of pediatricians in the United States rose by 140 percent between 1978 and 2000

The number of pediatricians in the United States rose by 140 percent between 1978 and 2000