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8-year-old boy becomes first child to receive double hand transplant

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:00
Surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first ever bilateral hand transplant on an 8-year-old child following a 10-hour surgical procedure.

Basis for new treatment options for a fatal leukemia in children revealed

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
Detailed molecular analyses allow new insights into the function of tumor cells and options for new treatmentsAcute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) leukemia is the most common type of cancer in...

Closing the gap on developing a vaccine for middle ear infections

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
Researchers discover the molecular switch that controls a 'chameleon' bacteriaResearchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics, together with the Nationwide Children's Hospital in...

Dog sledding offers a healthy dose of adventure for children with cancer

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:00
A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration.

Movement tracking technology sheds light on different speech disorders in children

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:00
Facial motion capture - the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies - has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of...

Doctor warns about lead poisoning risk from recycling older electronic equipment

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:00
The disposal and recycling of electronic devices has increased exposure to lead and other toxicants and created "an emerging health concern," according to a pediatrician who directs the Environmental...

Cystic fibrosis: new understanding of infections

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00
Lab work on the microorganisms found in sputum unveils secrets of their 'aerobic and anaerobic lifestyles' in cystic fibrosis to help with future studies and clinical testing.

Ewing's sarcoma: A dangerous liaison

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:00
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have elucidated at the molecular level how an otherwise innocuous inherited mutation that is quite common in European populations...

Hemophilia therapies account for largest portion of pharmacy expenditures among publicly insured children with serious chronic illness

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:00
In an analysis of expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness in California, treating hemophilia accounted for about 40 percent of...

Adolescent e-cigarette use boosted by friend and family approval

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that adolescents may be more inclined to use e-cigarettes if their friends and family both use and approve of the devices.

UTHealth experts provide insight on causes of child obesity, tactics to end it

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according...

New treatment may help neonatal liver disease associated with parenteral nutrition

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds that exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD).

In mice, experimental drug treatment for Rett syndrome suggests the disorder is reversible

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:00
A team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has developed a strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome, a devastating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that affects 1 in 10,000 people in the...

New treatment options for a fatal leukemia

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:00
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) frequently develops between the age of two and three.

Mum's the word: maternal language has strong effect on children's social skills

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:00
Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others...

'Glue ear' may be treatable with nasal balloon

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:00
A simple procedure of blowing into a balloon through the nose can be an effective way to improve symptoms and avoid antibiotics in children with a a common middle-ear problem.

Premature birth associated with introversion in adulthood

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a personality profile for individuals born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight by assessing the personalities of adults.

Rise in newborns being admitted to intensive care

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
Newborn babies - including those who are born at full term and normal weight - are increasingly being admitted to neonatal intensive care units, reveals an analysis of the figures.

A way to predict whether children with DiGeorge syndrome will develop autism or psychosis

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
New findings by UCLA and University of Pittsburgh isolate genetic differencesDoctors and researchers have long known that children who are missing about 60 genes on a certain chromosome are at a...

Simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss in children

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:00
For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a...