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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Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Children who experience neglect are more likely to have teen pregnancy

Children who experience neglect are more likely to have teen pregnancy

Are children more likely to be SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic than adults?

Are children more likely to be SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic than adults?

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for children?

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for children?

Balancing COVID-19 risk with educational benefits in school reopening decisions

Balancing COVID-19 risk with educational benefits in school reopening decisions

Study demonstrates new method to synthesize gold nanoparticles in cancer cells

Study demonstrates new method to synthesize gold nanoparticles in cancer cells

Making gyms safer: Why the virus is less likely to spread there than in a bar

Making gyms safer: Why the virus is less likely to spread there than in a bar

Study sheds light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks

Study sheds light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks

Over half a million reported child COVID-19 cases in the United States

Over half a million reported child COVID-19 cases in the United States

Babies born in the fall more likely to experience all conditions associated with atopic march

Babies born in the fall more likely to experience all conditions associated with atopic march

New project seeks to understand the origin and role of ecDNA in cancer development

New project seeks to understand the origin and role of ecDNA in cancer development

Study compares clinical features of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza in children

Study compares clinical features of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza in children

Study finds some children to be at greater risk of privacy violations from digital platforms

Study finds some children to be at greater risk of privacy violations from digital platforms

With schools starting online, vaccinations head for recess

With schools starting online, vaccinations head for recess

Researchers develop simple tool to assess impaired consciousness in clinical setting

Researchers develop simple tool to assess impaired consciousness in clinical setting

Study shows how mutations in DNA packaging machines can drive cancer development

Study shows how mutations in DNA packaging machines can drive cancer development

MIS-C linked to COVID-19 damages children's hearts

MIS-C linked to COVID-19 damages children's hearts

Researchers identify biomarkers associated with bacterial infection mortality

Researchers identify biomarkers associated with bacterial infection mortality

COVID-19 virus and antibodies can coexist in young patients, shows study

COVID-19 virus and antibodies can coexist in young patients, shows study

Surveys show strong, immediate impacts of pandemic on vulnerable families

Surveys show strong, immediate impacts of pandemic on vulnerable families