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Promising gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
Researchers have found that gene therapy using a modified delivery system, or vector, can restore the immune systems of children with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1), a rare...

Early signs of heart trouble detected in obese youth

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
A study that used two-dimensional echocardiography to closely examine the hearts of 100 children and teens found physical and functional signs of future heart problems already developing in obese...

Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely...

Parental support and communication are critical in keeping gay and bisexual children safe

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:00
Gay and bisexual youth who are supported by their family and feel comfortable talking to them about their lifestyle are less likely to become involved in high-risk sexual behaviors, according to a...

Children as young as 15 months can regulate their behavior to avoid making adults angry

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
When kids say "the darnedest things," it's often in response to something they heard or saw.

What are stretch marks? How can stretch marks be treated?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Ever wondered what stretch marks are, how they occur and how to treat them? MNT looks at the possible causes for stretch marks and examines the present treatments and if they work.

What a mouse may tell us about sensory disorders in children with Fragile X Syndrome

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have described for the first time a specific perceptual learning deficit in mice with a mutation of the same gene as found in children with...

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