Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Announcement

Edwards Receives American Pediatric Society’s Top Award

Kathryn Edwards, MD, who holds the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and is a professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in Teen Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019             Contact: Ashley Moore Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 267-426-6071 [email protected] Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Feature

ASU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program

It’s been an exciting year for Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the two innovative organizations have expanded their partnership.…

Updated : Nov 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Chemotherapy sometimes set the stage for drug-resistant leukemia at relapse

Chemotherapy has helped make the most common childhood cancer one of the most curable, but researchers have evidence that the treatment may also prime some…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify Targeted Therapy That Can Help Children With Deadly Nerve Cancer

(New York, NY – October 17, 2019) – Mount Sinai researchers have identified a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve…

Updated : Oct 09, 2019 in Expert Pitch

@UCSDMedSchool Expert Available on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Kerri Boutelle, PhD, professor in the UC San Diego School of Medicine departments of Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Public Health and Psychiatry, is one of…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Research on firearm injuries to U.S. children gets 30 times less funding per death than other causes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Firearm injuries kill 2,500 American children each year, and send another 12,000 to the emergency department. But a new study finds…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Announcement

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Establishes First Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program in New York City

Contact: Gregory S. Panico                     Mount Sinai Press Office                     215-622-5899                    [email protected] Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Establishes First Combined Internal Medicine…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetics Researchers Find New Neurodevelopmental Syndrome

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Until Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 11 a.m. Eastern U.S. time   Contact: John Ascenzi Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  (267) 426-6055 [email protected]  …

Updated : Sep 27, 2019 in Research Articles

First Large-Scale Study of Universal Screening for Autism Raises Critical Questions about Accuracy, Equity

Philadelphia, September 27, 2019 – In the first large, real-world study of universal screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers, researchers at Children’s Hospital…

Updated : Sep 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Chicago Adults Identify the Top Health Problems for Youth in the City

Stress, drug abuse, and depression were viewed as the top health problems for Chicago youth by adults in the city. Many mental health-related concerns were…

Updated : Sep 18, 2019 in Research Articles

Brain Imaging Shows How Minimally Verbal and Nonverbal Children with Autism Have Slower Response to Sounds

Philadelphia, September 18, 2019 – Even though nonverbal or minimally verbal people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make up between 25 and 30 percent…

Updated : Sep 06, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Vaping expert, pediatrician, available to discuss concerning deaths and related illnesses affecting teens

As more vaping-related deaths and heath concerns are continuing to rise in the United States, Susan Walley, M.D., pediatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Autism Study Stresses Importance of Communicating with All Infants

A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers.…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Young adults exposed to incarceration as children prone to depression

Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Is childhood criminal justice exposure associated with risk of poor adult mental health?

Bottom Line: A childhood history of both personal involvement in the juvenile justice system and parental incarceration was associated with a greater likelihood of depression,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Pain medication use by children after common surgeries

Bottom Line: About 400 caregivers reported pain medication use by children after common surgeries such as hernia, elbow fracture, appendectomy or adenoid removal in this…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

New peanut allergy treatment shows effectiveness and safety

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 - People allergic to peanuts may have a new way to protect themselves from severe allergic reactions to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment

Osaka, Japan - Hepatoblastoma is a rare form of liver cancer affecting just a few individuals per million. However, it is the leading cause of…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

WSU study to examine health benefits of outdoor preschools

SEATTLE, Wash. - As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Research letter focuses on association of inflammation in late adolescence with death over 3 decades

What The Study Did: This study used a blood marker of inflammation to assess the association of inflammation in late adolescence with death among a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

ERC awards €1.5 million to research into rhabdoid tumors

Rhabdoid tumors are aggressive tumors that occur in the brain, kidneys and soft tissues. Every year five to ten children in the Netherlands are diagnosed…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Environmental exposures in pregnancy and childhood could affect blood pressure in children

Human beings are constantly and simultaneously in contact with numerous chemical agents, meteorological conditions, and other exposures derived from our surroundings and everyday habits. Studying…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mumps study shows immunity gaps among vaccinated people

Immunity against mumps virus appears insufficient in a fraction of college-aged people who were vaccinated in childhood, research from Emory Vaccine Center and the Centers…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

$2M from NIH to extract meaningful data from CRISPR screens

Protein-coding genes comprise a mere 1% of DNA. While the other 99% of DNA was once derided as "junk," it has become increasingly apparent that…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Study highlights gaps and opportunities in emergency room care for intoxicated minors

Alcohol and other drug intoxication in minors is a public health challenge. European surveys reveal that schoolchildren start drinking alcohol at an average age of…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

What we don’t know about prenatal opioid exposure

Pregnancy can be a time of anxious uncertainty, particularly if there are any risks of complications. The question always arises, from parents, grandparents, friends and…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood

Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. In…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Autism rates increasing fastest among black, Hispanic youth

Autism rates among racial minorities in the United States have increased by double digits in recent years, with black rates now exceeding those of whites…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Youth: Transgender people should use bathroom they’re most comfortable in

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Young people clash with older adults when it comes to bathroom policies related to gender identity, a University of Michigan study…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: Helping Some Infants with Fevers Avoid Painful Tests in the ER

Being a new parent is scary, but it’s even scarier when your infant is running a fever, as it could be an indication of a…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men’s sperm after pot use

DURHAM, N.C. - A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Better seizure control with ketogenic diet in infants with genetic epilepsy

Infants and young children with epilepsy due to a confirmed genetic abnormality had a better response to treatment with ketogenic diet compared to patients with…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study: Blood test detects concussion and subconcussive injuries in children and adults

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers at Orlando Health are making new progress in finding ways to detect a traumatic yet…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Identification of all types of germ cells tumors

Germ cell tumors constitute a diverse group of rare tumors, which occur in the testes, ovaries and also in other places. Some germ cell tumors…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

From cradle to grave: postnatal overnutrition linked to aging

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of medical mixups in NICU

New York, NY (August 26, 2019)--Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs),…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

How common is cannabis use among young adult cancer patients?

New Rochelle, NY, August 26, 2019--Cannabis can help alleviate some of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment, and a new study examines the prevalence…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Child death rate linked to hospital preparedness for pediatric emergencies

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2019 - Critically ill children brought to hospital emergency departments that are ill-prepared to care for pediatric emergencies have more than three…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Find Genetic Links to Child Obesity across Diverse Ethnic Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019             Contact: John Ascenzi The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Phone: (267) 426-6055 [email protected]   Researchers Find Genetic…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

New insights: Improving function, independence and quality of life of individuals with cerebral pals

Amsterdam, NL, August 22, 2019 - Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common movement disorders in children. A growing number of caregivers worldwide…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

New clinical data highlight unique enzymatic activity of B. infantis EVC001 in infant gut

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. today announced new data published this week in Journal of Functional Foods , showing for the first time that term, breastfed infants…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Obesity embargo alert for September 2019

All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry

Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the disorder has grown from 0.05%…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Texas cities increasingly susceptible to large measles outbreaks

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2019 - The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks in cities…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scarcity of scientific studies on interventions to reduce health inequities in LGBTQ youth

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19, 2019 - There is a dearth of scientifically investigated, evidence-based interventions to address substance use, mental health conditions and violence victimization in…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

Should doctors accept unvaccinated children as patients?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Four in 10 parents say they are very or somewhat likely to move their child to a different provider if their…