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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.

Current rules to determine strep throat in children not accurate

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 01:00
A new study indicates that current clinical prediction rules used by physicians to determine whether children have "strep throat" caused by group A streptococcal infection may not be accurate.

Pediatric brain research aided by blood brain barrier on a chip

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
In the human brain, the BBB is not the Better Business Bureau but the blood brain barrier and the BBB is serious business in human physiology.

Proliferating infantile haemangioma: indication of major added benefit from propranolol in certain patients

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Study only included children at risk of scars or disfigurement / No added benefit proven for further subpopulationsThe Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) investigated in...

Youth violence dramatically reduced by Chicago summer jobs program for high school students

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the...

Cerebral malaria death may be caused by blood pressure build-up from white blood cells

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
Intracranial hypertension--increased blood pressure inside the head--can predict a child's risk of death from malaria.

Obese offspring more likely when fathers consume too much sugar

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study shows that increasing sugar in the diet of male fruit flies for just 1 or 2 days before mating can cause obesity in their offspring through alterations that affect gene expression in the...

Young users of hookah and snus 'more likely to take up cigarettes'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.