Pediatrics

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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Comprehensive tumor profiling reveals why osteosarcoma does not respond to immunotherapy

Comprehensive tumor profiling reveals why osteosarcoma does not respond to immunotherapy

Study: About 8% of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol few weeks before birth

Study: About 8% of West Virginia newborns are exposed to alcohol few weeks before birth

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites

Novel parenting elective allows pediatric residents to spend more time with their babies

Novel parenting elective allows pediatric residents to spend more time with their babies

Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for ADHD, behavioral problems

Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for ADHD, behavioral problems

UCLA study finds new way for tracking treatment of rare liver disease in children

UCLA study finds new way for tracking treatment of rare liver disease in children

UCLA researchers identify new molecule that promotes airway health

UCLA researchers identify new molecule that promotes airway health

Study reveals underlying mechanism for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias

Study reveals underlying mechanism for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Cleaning products may raise the risk of childhood asthma finds study

Cleaning products may raise the risk of childhood asthma finds study

A broken heart for Valentine’s Day turns to healing

A broken heart for Valentine’s Day turns to healing

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk

Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk

FDA approves first oral immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergy in children, teens

FDA approves first oral immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergy in children, teens

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

New grant-funded project works toward improving sleep in pediatric cancer patients

New grant-funded project works toward improving sleep in pediatric cancer patients

Acid reflux drug may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth

Acid reflux drug may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth

Common human gene variant linked to THC reward in adolescent females

Common human gene variant linked to THC reward in adolescent females

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism