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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Next-generation sequencing of COVID-19 virus offers powerful metagenomic data

Next-generation sequencing of COVID-19 virus offers powerful metagenomic data

New insights into how parenteral oil emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies

New insights into how parenteral oil emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies

3D facial imaging could speed diagnoses of genetic syndromes

3D facial imaging could speed diagnoses of genetic syndromes

Study reveals opportunity to improve outcomes in young children with concussion

Study reveals opportunity to improve outcomes in young children with concussion

Newborn screening guidelines updated for critical congenital heart disease

Newborn screening guidelines updated for critical congenital heart disease

Octapharma extends support for COVID-19 study following promising preliminary data

Octapharma extends support for COVID-19 study following promising preliminary data

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

Study shows Sofosbuvir alleviates COVID-19-related neurological symptoms

Study shows Sofosbuvir alleviates COVID-19-related neurological symptoms

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Explosion of immune cells in mouse lungs after birth may help protect against infections

Explosion of immune cells in mouse lungs after birth may help protect against infections

CSL Behring and Seattle Children's partner to develop gene therapies for primary immunodeficiency diseases

CSL Behring and Seattle Children's partner to develop gene therapies for primary immunodeficiency diseases

Study highlights the importance of child vaccine against infections

Study highlights the importance of child vaccine against infections

Pod-based e-cigarettes have higher potential to foster addiction than other devices

Pod-based e-cigarettes have higher potential to foster addiction than other devices

Interactive online dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in real time

Interactive online dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in real time

Developing an international consortium to improve clinical decision-making in Hodgkin lymphoma

Developing an international consortium to improve clinical decision-making in Hodgkin lymphoma

Toshiba and Shinshu University jointly develop a 'tumor-tropic liposome technology' for gene therapy

Toshiba and Shinshu University jointly develop a 'tumor-tropic liposome technology' for gene therapy

UMSOM scientists develop experimental rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

UMSOM scientists develop experimental rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

Study provides an ethical way to advance medical discovery and innovation

Study provides an ethical way to advance medical discovery and innovation

Researchers use new technique to develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test

Researchers use new technique to develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test

UTSW/Children's Health joint program approved as Certified Duchenne Care Center

UTSW/Children's Health joint program approved as Certified Duchenne Care Center