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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Digital DNA melting analysis can be a faster and more reliable tool for pathogen detection

Digital DNA melting analysis can be a faster and more reliable tool for pathogen detection

Exome sequencing unravels complex genetic diagnoses in growth disorders

Exome sequencing unravels complex genetic diagnoses in growth disorders

Maternal mRNA COVID-19 vaccination shields infants for six months

Maternal mRNA COVID-19 vaccination shields infants for six months

Groundbreaking study sheds light on the potential of the heart to achieve self-repair and regeneration

Groundbreaking study sheds light on the potential of the heart to achieve self-repair and regeneration

Pain screening could improve care for youth with sickle cell disease

Pain screening could improve care for youth with sickle cell disease

Study reveals high rates of intellectual disabilities among youth in foster care

Study reveals high rates of intellectual disabilities among youth in foster care

Promising new CMV vaccine shows stronger immune response

Promising new CMV vaccine shows stronger immune response

New comprehensive report on pediatric long COVID symptoms published

New comprehensive report on pediatric long COVID symptoms published

Limiting screen time and returning to school early may speed up recovery after a concussion

Limiting screen time and returning to school early may speed up recovery after a concussion

Long COVID in children: A closer look reveals lasting impacts

Long COVID in children: A closer look reveals lasting impacts

Children's Colorado announces its acceptance into the Pediatric Heart Network

Children's Colorado announces its acceptance into the Pediatric Heart Network

NCCN publishes first-ever treatment recommendations pertaining to neuroblastoma

NCCN publishes first-ever treatment recommendations pertaining to neuroblastoma

Study advances search for a blood test to identify disease-associated changes in the brain

Study advances search for a blood test to identify disease-associated changes in the brain

Experimental mRNA vaccine against CMV elicits promising immune responses

Experimental mRNA vaccine against CMV elicits promising immune responses

Cost-driven housing moves may disrupt access to key federal assistance programs, study shows

Cost-driven housing moves may disrupt access to key federal assistance programs, study shows

Media stories on parental vaccine hesitancy drive a false narrative, distort reality

Media stories on parental vaccine hesitancy drive a false narrative, distort reality

New tool can help researchers to better understand the metabolism of microorganisms

New tool can help researchers to better understand the metabolism of microorganisms

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy linked to lower risks for newborns

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy linked to lower risks for newborns

COVID-19's impact on early education: Retrospective study shows decrease in kindergarten readiness

COVID-19's impact on early education: Retrospective study shows decrease in kindergarten readiness

Congressman off-base in ad claiming Fauci shipped covid to Montana before the pandemic

Congressman off-base in ad claiming Fauci shipped covid to Montana before the pandemic