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Lower infant death rate than previously thought from respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century.

Large-scale ob unit closures: better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes, reduce stress on health systems, staff

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?

Investments in living conditions could foster better health and reduce pediatric health care spending

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.

Gaps in health coverage for children exposed

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
Despite the promise of health reform, millions of U.S. children still lack quality health coverage or have trouble getting the services they need to stay healthy or to develop properly, according to...

Kids' obesity risk increased by short sleep and breathing problems

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:00
Two modifiable sleep disorders, chronic sleep loss and sleep-related breathing problems, double the risk of a child being obese by the age of 15, according to a new study.

Latest results of investigational cellular therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and first results of lymphoma trial

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
The latest results of clinical trials of more than 125 patients testing an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 was presented by a University of Pennsylvania research team at...

Young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia benefit from therapies developed for children

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00
Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients--aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)--tend to fare better when...

Pilot study engineers pediatric patients' own immune cells to hunt down cancer cells in blood

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
An innovative cell therapy against a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study.

Among Ontario children and youth, study reveals a significant increase in concussions

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
The number of children and youth treated for concussions in both emergency departments and physician's offices in Ontario increased significantly between 2003 and 2010, with falls, hockey and skating...

Preeclampsia during pregnancy and child's autism risk linked

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:00
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.