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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Gift boosts efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

Gift boosts efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

Transposons can protect against certain blood cancers

Transposons can protect against certain blood cancers

Cross-border asthma study investigates hygiene hypothesis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cross-border asthma study investigates hygiene hypothesis amid COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 antibodies persist in breast milk for months following mother’s vaccination

COVID-19 antibodies persist in breast milk for months following mother’s vaccination

NIH-funded clinical trial begins study of systemic allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

NIH-funded clinical trial begins study of systemic allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

New grant to Harvard Medical School is boosting efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

New grant to Harvard Medical School is boosting efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

Late-week surgery, discharge to specialty care related to higher costs and longer hospital stay after elective spine surgery

Late-week surgery, discharge to specialty care related to higher costs and longer hospital stay after elective spine surgery

Study shows stronger link between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

Study shows stronger link between Down syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia

Study quantifies how many children in the U.S. have lost a parent during Covid-19 pandemic

Study quantifies how many children in the U.S. have lost a parent during Covid-19 pandemic

Study shows rates of prolonged visits for pediatric mental health ED visits increased over a decade

Study shows rates of prolonged visits for pediatric mental health ED visits increased over a decade

Changing diet and exercise can make chemotherapy more effective in youth with leukemia

Changing diet and exercise can make chemotherapy more effective in youth with leukemia

Researchers identify protein that interferes with the body's ability to get rid of 'bad' cholesterol

Researchers identify protein that interferes with the body's ability to get rid of 'bad' cholesterol

UCI-led team to address health impacts of adverse childhood experiences using precision medicine

UCI-led team to address health impacts of adverse childhood experiences using precision medicine

Giving chemotherapy in the morning can extend survival of glioblastoma patients

Giving chemotherapy in the morning can extend survival of glioblastoma patients

New Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccine against B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant begins

New Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccine against B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant begins

New tool could help children with medical complexities avoid long hospitalizations

New tool could help children with medical complexities avoid long hospitalizations

Eco-bio-developmental model of emergent literacy helps identify risk factors of reading difficulties

Eco-bio-developmental model of emergent literacy helps identify risk factors of reading difficulties

Scientists launch clinical trial of CRISPR gene correction therapy in patients with sickle cell disease

Scientists launch clinical trial of CRISPR gene correction therapy in patients with sickle cell disease

Parents report lower rates of child car seat use in ride-share

Parents report lower rates of child car seat use in ride-share

Researchers identify neural circuit involved in reciprocally regulating weight gain and depression

Researchers identify neural circuit involved in reciprocally regulating weight gain and depression