Kids' Health News

Prenatal exposure to flame retardant may reduce IQ

A new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants can be significantly linked to lower IQs and greater hyperactivity in five-year old...

How cancer-killing gene may actually work

Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body's most potent "tumor suppressor" gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment...

Improved newborn health despite income gap

The U.S. economic inequality gap has been widening for decades, and research shows that maternal disadvantage may have health consequences for newborns.

Novel antigen holds promise for malaria vaccine

Scientists have identified an antigen - PfSEA-1 - that stops a malaria parasite from leaving a red blood cell and entering another, making it a potential malaria vaccine candidate.

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