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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Tumors in distant organs remotely reprogram the liver

Tumors in distant organs remotely reprogram the liver

RECOVER study: An important step toward defining long COVID

RECOVER study: An important step toward defining long COVID

The first thousand days of development

The first thousand days of development

A trans teen no longer feels welcome in Florida. So she left.

A trans teen no longer feels welcome in Florida. So she left.

United States Surgeon General’s Advisory highlights social media’s effects on youth mental health

United States Surgeon General’s Advisory highlights social media’s effects on youth mental health

Study analyzes bedtime screen use behavior and sleep outcome

Study analyzes bedtime screen use behavior and sleep outcome

Study could help understand why limiting sugary foods can ease symptoms for IBD patients

Study could help understand why limiting sugary foods can ease symptoms for IBD patients

Mouse study offers clues to developing an effective vaccine for Klebsiella bacteria

Mouse study offers clues to developing an effective vaccine for Klebsiella bacteria

Investigating the changes in severity and epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infections among children

Investigating the changes in severity and epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infections among children

Reduction in neighborhood-related stress leads to improvement in kids' asthma symptoms

Reduction in neighborhood-related stress leads to improvement in kids' asthma symptoms

Obesity strongly associated with clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential

Obesity strongly associated with clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential

Phase 1 clinical trial of CAR-NKT cell therapy shows promising results in neuroblastoma patients

Phase 1 clinical trial of CAR-NKT cell therapy shows promising results in neuroblastoma patients

Rising tide of chronic disease can be traced to impaired salugenesis, incomplete healing

Rising tide of chronic disease can be traced to impaired salugenesis, incomplete healing

Elevated stress during COVID-19 pandemic changes the placenta in pregnant mothers

Elevated stress during COVID-19 pandemic changes the placenta in pregnant mothers

Silenced p16 gene can drive colorectal cancer progression

Silenced p16 gene can drive colorectal cancer progression

NUTRISHIELD study: Unraveling the impact of mother's milk on infant growth and health

NUTRISHIELD study: Unraveling the impact of mother's milk on infant growth and health

Experts urge increased attention to the threat of climate change and pollution on children's health

Experts urge increased attention to the threat of climate change and pollution on children's health

Low-cost screening tool developed for detecting congenital hypothyroidism in newborns

Low-cost screening tool developed for detecting congenital hypothyroidism in newborns

Researchers perform in-utero surgery to repair a potentially deadly developmental condition

Researchers perform in-utero surgery to repair a potentially deadly developmental condition

Pediatric hepatology experts join Hassenfeld Children's Hospital to deliver family-centered care to children with liver disease

Pediatric hepatology experts join Hassenfeld Children's Hospital to deliver family-centered care to children with liver disease