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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Understanding immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infections in children

Understanding immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infections in children

Addiction medicine consults can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with substance use disorder

Addiction medicine consults can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with substance use disorder

One in five young sexual minority men and transgender women may engage in transactional sex

One in five young sexual minority men and transgender women may engage in transactional sex

Genetic diagnosis in cerebral palsy patients could change the approach to care

Genetic diagnosis in cerebral palsy patients could change the approach to care

Study could offer a novel strategy to fight respiratory syncytial virus and coronaviruses

Study could offer a novel strategy to fight respiratory syncytial virus and coronaviruses

Johns Hopkins experts offer suggestions to address challenges of online learning for children with cancer

Johns Hopkins experts offer suggestions to address challenges of online learning for children with cancer

Experts issue new CPR guidance addressing highly contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2

Experts issue new CPR guidance addressing highly contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2

Pilot survey provides data on the unique needs of new fathers

Pilot survey provides data on the unique needs of new fathers

Study highlights the neurologic manifestations linked with COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Study highlights the neurologic manifestations linked with COVID-19 in hospitalized children

New opportunity to induce remission of peanut allergy in young children through oral immunotherapy

New opportunity to induce remission of peanut allergy in young children through oral immunotherapy

Study sheds light on how melanoma primes nearby lymph nodes for tumor metastases

Study sheds light on how melanoma primes nearby lymph nodes for tumor metastases

Researchers identify first known patients with BUB1 biallelic mutations

Researchers identify first known patients with BUB1 biallelic mutations

Cannabis companies flout state regulations to market products in a way that appeals to children

Cannabis companies flout state regulations to market products in a way that appeals to children

Estrogen-activated neurocircuit in females provide anti-obesity benefits

Estrogen-activated neurocircuit in females provide anti-obesity benefits

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Oral penicillin may be a safer option for people with high-risk rheumatic heart disease

Oral penicillin may be a safer option for people with high-risk rheumatic heart disease

Suicidal ideation in adolescents associated with risky driving behaviors

Suicidal ideation in adolescents associated with risky driving behaviors

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Antibody combination produces a synergistic response in difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

Antibody combination produces a synergistic response in difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers

School closures for in-person learning during the pandemic have lasting effects on children

School closures for in-person learning during the pandemic have lasting effects on children