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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iTHRIV announces recipients of  health research pilot projects

iTHRIV announces recipients of health research pilot projects

Routine evaluation and specialty consultation recommended for young children presenting with fractures

Routine evaluation and specialty consultation recommended for young children presenting with fractures

Recurring glioblastomas with very few mutations are far more vulnerable to immunotherapies

Recurring glioblastomas with very few mutations are far more vulnerable to immunotherapies

Study compares acceptance of HPV vaccine and meningococcal vaccine

Study compares acceptance of HPV vaccine and meningococcal vaccine

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Study shows a 25% increase in food insufficiency during COVID-19 pandemic

Study shows a 25% increase in food insufficiency during COVID-19 pandemic

Study: 20% of glioblastomas are fueled by overactive mitochondria

Study: 20% of glioblastomas are fueled by overactive mitochondria

Youths who use tobacco products before 18 can become daily cigarette smokers

Youths who use tobacco products before 18 can become daily cigarette smokers

Scientific experts help fight the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Scientific experts help fight the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Study analyzes how artificial intelligence system helps diagnose adverse childhood experiences

Study analyzes how artificial intelligence system helps diagnose adverse childhood experiences

Huntington’s disease mutant gene affects brain and body growth in childhood

Huntington’s disease mutant gene affects brain and body growth in childhood

Researchers discover new metabolic vulnerability in a highly aggressive form of lung cancer

Researchers discover new metabolic vulnerability in a highly aggressive form of lung cancer

A paper-based sensor for detecting COVID-19

A paper-based sensor for detecting COVID-19

New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

Children’s hospitals are partly to blame as superbugs increasingly attack kids

Children’s hospitals are partly to blame as superbugs increasingly attack kids

Scientists trace genetic roots of Chiari 1 malformation

Scientists trace genetic roots of Chiari 1 malformation

Severity of COVID-19 correlates with the ratio of antibodies targeting crucial viral protein

Severity of COVID-19 correlates with the ratio of antibodies targeting crucial viral protein

Modulating BST2 expression on blood stem cells may help regulate cell activation during chronic infections

Modulating BST2 expression on blood stem cells may help regulate cell activation during chronic infections

Study finds sex and age-based differences among youth who experience nonfatal opioid overdose

Study finds sex and age-based differences among youth who experience nonfatal opioid overdose

Higher consumption of meat linked with increased wheezing in children

Higher consumption of meat linked with increased wheezing in children