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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Less screen time and more physical activity may improve executive function in toddlers

Less screen time and more physical activity may improve executive function in toddlers

Mind-body practices can effectively reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

Mind-body practices can effectively reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

First real-world study shows the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy

First real-world study shows the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy

Study shows 72% increase in new diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in young COVID-19 patients

Study shows 72% increase in new diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in young COVID-19 patients

AI-guided tools pinpoint immune cell driver and protective genetic factor for esophageal cancer

AI-guided tools pinpoint immune cell driver and protective genetic factor for esophageal cancer

Formula may be right for infants, but experts warn that toddlers don’t need it

Formula may be right for infants, but experts warn that toddlers don’t need it

BU researcher urges the U.S. to create a National Long COVID Compensation Program

BU researcher urges the U.S. to create a National Long COVID Compensation Program

Study may lead to a new way for treating children with eosinophilic esophagitis

Study may lead to a new way for treating children with eosinophilic esophagitis

FAU researchers explore the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on resident physicians

FAU researchers explore the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on resident physicians

C-Path secures FDA Grant for new public-private partnership to benefit people with rare neurodegenerative diseases

C-Path secures FDA Grant for new public-private partnership to benefit people with rare neurodegenerative diseases

Winners of the 2022 CURE-19 Research Pilot Grants announced

Winners of the 2022 CURE-19 Research Pilot Grants announced

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Prenatal cannabis exposure linked with mental health problems that persist into early adolescence

Prenatal cannabis exposure linked with mental health problems that persist into early adolescence

Hospitals divert primary care patients to health center ‘look-alikes’ to boost finances

Hospitals divert primary care patients to health center ‘look-alikes’ to boost finances

COVID-19’s long-term impact on orphanhood and caregiver loss

COVID-19’s long-term impact on orphanhood and caregiver loss

World's first partial heart transplant performed at Duke Health

World's first partial heart transplant performed at Duke Health

Discovery sheds light on an important aspect of gut health and mucosal immunity

Discovery sheds light on an important aspect of gut health and mucosal immunity

Medical school-based culinary medicine programs seek to improve nutrition education

Medical school-based culinary medicine programs seek to improve nutrition education

Duke receives $12 million federal grant to develop artificial intelligence tools for detecting autism

Duke receives $12 million federal grant to develop artificial intelligence tools for detecting autism

Mothers' experience of stress during pregnancy affects children's emotional development

Mothers' experience of stress during pregnancy affects children's emotional development