Pediatrics

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.
What is Pediatrics?

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. The word “paediatrics” means “healer of children”; they are derived from two Greek words: (pais = child) and (iatros = doctor or healer). Paediatrics is a relatively new medical specialty, developing only in the mid-19th century. Abraham Jacobi (1830–1919) is known as the father of paediatrics.

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Positive future orientation and strong parental support linked with lower risk of youth vaping

Positive future orientation and strong parental support linked with lower risk of youth vaping

Researchers propose new scoring system for assessing wound healing dynamics

Researchers propose new scoring system for assessing wound healing dynamics

Study explores COVID-19 transmission risk during school bus transportation

Study explores COVID-19 transmission risk during school bus transportation

Child with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome successfully treated in just 16 months

Child with Bachmann-Bupp Syndrome successfully treated in just 16 months

$40 million multi-year study to examine long-term impacts of COVID-19 and MIS-C

$40 million multi-year study to examine long-term impacts of COVID-19 and MIS-C

Study finds dramatic decreases in antibiotic dispensing for children during the pandemic

Study finds dramatic decreases in antibiotic dispensing for children during the pandemic

With a diagnosis at last, Black women with ADHD start healing

With a diagnosis at last, Black women with ADHD start healing

Study: Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine induces a powerful boost to the immune system

Study: Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine induces a powerful boost to the immune system

Occasional breastfeeding shown to improve cardiac and vascular health in babies, with long-lasting benefits

Occasional breastfeeding shown to improve cardiac and vascular health in babies, with long-lasting benefits

Researchers isolate human monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize several norovirus variants

Researchers isolate human monoclonal antibodies that may neutralize several norovirus variants

Researchers identify novel disorder resulting from a mutation in AIOLOS protein

Researchers identify novel disorder resulting from a mutation in AIOLOS protein

Messenger RNA vaccines against COVID-19 not found in breast milk

Messenger RNA vaccines against COVID-19 not found in breast milk

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

High screen-time may exacerbate cognitive, behavioral problems in children born extremely preterm

High screen-time may exacerbate cognitive, behavioral problems in children born extremely preterm

Food insufficiency associated with lack of mental health support during COVID-19 pandemic

Food insufficiency associated with lack of mental health support during COVID-19 pandemic

About 4 in 100 COVID-19 hospitalized children may develop neurological complications, a study finds

About 4 in 100 COVID-19 hospitalized children may develop neurological complications, a study finds

Pandemic of antibiotic resistance is shortening the lives of children in Bangladesh

Pandemic of antibiotic resistance is shortening the lives of children in Bangladesh

Heart problems in kids with MIS-C resolve rapidly, study shows

Heart problems in kids with MIS-C resolve rapidly, study shows

Metabolomics: The Individual Metabolic Profile is the Key to Personalized Medicine

Metabolomics: The Individual Metabolic Profile is the Key to Personalized Medicine

Bacteroides-dominant gut microbiome linked with advanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

Bacteroides-dominant gut microbiome linked with advanced cognition and language skills in infant boys