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Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS): One gene closer to helping sufferers of rare genetic disorder

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 01:00
A new study has separately confirmed and significantly built on recent research, identifying mutations of a gene that causes the uncommon but potentially fatal Adams-Oliver syndrome.

Starved T cells allow hepatitis B to silently infect liver

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body's immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome...

Repurposed anti-cholesterol drug could improve treatment-resistant anemias

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:00
Each year, between 25 and 35 children in the United States and Canada are diagnosed with an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome called Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA), according to the US Centers...

Doctors failing to spot childhood eye cancer in majority of cases

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
A children's cancer charity is launching a bold new awareness campaign for World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week (10-16 May) as new figures show less than half of children with eye cancer receive the...

GP out-of-hours reforms linked to more emergency admissions for children

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
Government reforms of GP working practices in 2004 were associated with a rise in potentially avoidable emergency admissions for children.

Food industry achieved only baby steps to improve nutritional quality of foods advertised to kids

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
Industry self-regulation has been largely unsuccessful, according to new study in the American Journal of Preventive MedicineChildren are exposed to a considerable amount of televised food...

When do mothers need others?

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
University of Utah anthropologist Karen Kramer explores the moment when ancient societies adopted the practice of 'taking a village to raise a child' in research published in the Journal of Human...

Tracking defects caused by brain tumor mutation yields insight to advance targeted therapy

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists show that mutations in the DDX3X gene lead to different molecular defects; findings will aid efforts to develop more individualized therapy of...

UM biologist advances cancer research with new data analysis techniques

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 23:00
Patience and persistence are beginning to pay off for University of Montana Professor Mark Grimes, whose research about the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer recently was published by...

'Nosodes' are no substitute for vaccines

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:00
A growing number of vaccine-hesitant Canadian parents are hearing more about an unproven homeopathic therapy, 'nosodes', as an alternative to routine vaccines.

New intervention pioneered at UC Davis Children's Hospital helps mothers address depression

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new intervention that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment.

Cranial radiation therapy in childhood linked to later-life obesity

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
A new study looks at the risk factors behind a previously reported association between childhood cancer treatment and obesity in later life.

Penn team finds protein 'cement' that stabilizes the crossroad of chromosomes

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Knowing the molecule that provides genome stability for cell division informs basic biology of many gene-based disordersCell division is the basis of life and requires that each daughter cell...

Healthcare spending for privately insured children with diabetes rises sharply, 2011-2013

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Spending for all privately insured people with diabetes rose 4 percent in 2013; was nearly $10,700 higher than for those without diabetesPer capita health care spending for children with diabetes...

Study shows that children sleep better when they have a nightly bedtime routine

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:00
Study is the first to show dose-dependent relationship between bedtime routines and better sleep outcomesA multinational study suggests that having a regular bedtime routine is associated with...

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