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Paediatrics is a specialised branch of medicine dedicated to the healthcare and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. Paediatricians, practitioners within this field, are trained to address the unique physiological, developmental, and psychological aspects of the paediatric population. The scope of paediatrics encompasses preventive care, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic illnesses, growth and development monitoring, and immunisations. Paediatric healthcare providers work collaboratively with families to promote and maintain the health of children, offering guidance on nutrition, behaviour, and overall well-being. The field recognizes the evolving needs of patients as they transition from infancy through adolescence, emphasizing a holistic approach that considers both the physical and emotional dimensions of paediatric health. 

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