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paediatrics

paediatrics

The specialty that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrics in the UK differs from the US in that is a specialty rather than primary care medicine for children, as it is generally regarded in the US and countries which follow the American model of specialisation.

paediatrics

The medical speciality concerned with all aspects of childhood diseases and disorders and with the health and development of the child in the context of the family and the environment.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks)
Medical specialty concerned with treatment of children in health and disease through adolescence.
Synonym(s): paediatrics.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]

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Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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In addition, it wants to improve communication between paediatricians and their employers of the routes to obtain funding, as at present nearly 90% of consultant paediatricians do not receive grants for research.
In Wales we encourage paediatricians to apply for grants and work with other child health professionals to contribute to our vibrant research environment.
But the fact is that it is extremely rare for a paediatrician to appear before a panel in connection with their child protection work.
Tragedies such as the murder of Toni-Ann Byfield highlight the importance of having paediatricians in the community.
Councillor Deirdre Alden, chairwoman of Birmingham City Council Health scrutiny committee, expressed alarm at the paediatrician figures.
There may be a few such zealots, filled with a Messianic zeal which blinds them to reason, but the vast majority of paediatricians labour tirelessly for the welfare of children.
Let us not forget that although one paediatrician was willing to condemn an innocent father on the strength of a television interview it was another paediatrician who came to his defence and made sure he did not lose his child.
Some of them have pursued a faulty theory and must now accept the consequences, but the vast majority of paediatricians work night and day for the welfare of children.
That's not the fault of the paediatrician, it's the fault of our legal system.