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International team discovers new genetic immunodeficiency

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:00
Mutations in the gene DOCK2 leave patients vulnerable to severe early infectionsAn analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team...

More than just picky eating

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:00
Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder -- two years after classification as a mental health conditionJessie is a five-year-old girl who doesn't like foods...

Developed sense of justice evident 'in children as young as 3'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.

40% of kids with parent smokers not protected by smoke-free-home rules

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:00
Voluntary smoke-free-home rules protect children from dangerous second-hand cigarette smoke - yet more than a third of U.S.

Better clinical management improves quality of life for neurofibromatosis patients

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Genetic disorder causes tumors to grow on brain, spinal cord and other parts of nervous systemA genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, spinal...

NIH-funded researchers identify new genetic immune disorder

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a new immune disorder--DOCK2 deficiency--named after the mutated gene responsible for the disease.

Study reveals surprising truths about caregivers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Caregiving is a part of daily life for millions of Americans, particularly the so-called sandwich generation balancing the needs of aging parents with looking after their own children.