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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Getting adequate sleep may help teens with migraines

Getting adequate sleep may help teens with migraines

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

Study highlights need for policies to mitigate racial, ethnic disparities in adolescents

Study highlights need for policies to mitigate racial, ethnic disparities in adolescents

Study sheds new light on impact of COVID-19 in pediatric population

Study sheds new light on impact of COVID-19 in pediatric population

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Parents complain that pediatricians, wary of COVID, shift sick kids to urgent care

Parents complain that pediatricians, wary of COVID, shift sick kids to urgent care

SARS-CoV-2 transmission model predicts when schools can be safely reopened

SARS-CoV-2 transmission model predicts when schools can be safely reopened

Authors demonstrate process of misdiagnosis to improve the understanding of congenital heart defect

Authors demonstrate process of misdiagnosis to improve the understanding of congenital heart defect

Teenagers facing COVID-19 and EVALI show similar symptoms

Teenagers facing COVID-19 and EVALI show similar symptoms

Decades of research into racial, ethnic health disparities fail to resolve disproportionate health outcomes

Decades of research into racial, ethnic health disparities fail to resolve disproportionate health outcomes

OU College of Medicine, US Department of Defense to address problematic sexual behavior of youth

OU College of Medicine, US Department of Defense to address problematic sexual behavior of youth

AI can help recognize individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia based on facial images

AI can help recognize individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia based on facial images

UTHSC and Regeneron partner to advance precision medicine

UTHSC and Regeneron partner to advance precision medicine

Study could lead to a new approach for tracking vaccine safety

Study could lead to a new approach for tracking vaccine safety

New data highlights the gaps in care for children with familial hypercholesterolemia

New data highlights the gaps in care for children with familial hypercholesterolemia

Study: e-cigarette users have increased susceptibility to flu, COVID-19

Study: e-cigarette users have increased susceptibility to flu, COVID-19

Study: Younger parents less likely to vaccinate their kids and themselves against COVID-19

Study: Younger parents less likely to vaccinate their kids and themselves against COVID-19

Identifying protective factors to suicide among lesbian and bisexual women

Identifying protective factors to suicide among lesbian and bisexual women

Health care workers have a higher prevalence of COVID-19 than non-health care workers

Health care workers have a higher prevalence of COVID-19 than non-health care workers

New 'Vienna Model' for assessment of bilingual children with suspected language impairment

New 'Vienna Model' for assessment of bilingual children with suspected language impairment