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Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, Data Visualization, Health, childhood growth

Rensselaer Data Project Addresses Childhood Stunting in Developing Nations

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Support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will lead to interactive data visualization platform

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toy research, Toy Injuries, Toy Safety, Eye Injury

Toy-Safety Research Started with Initiative to Protect Soldiers From Eye Injuries

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Research that helps protect soldiers from blast injuries on the battlefield can also prevent kids battling with foam swords in their basements from poking each others’ eyes out.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Ipf), Surfactant Research, Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, JCI Insight, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric, news, single-cell analysis, single cell genomics

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 8-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST

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Obesity, The Obesity Society, Weight Loss, Child Obesity, Childhood Obesity, US preventive services task force, Uspstf, American Academy Of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Insurance Coverage

Six Years After USPSTF Childhood Obesity Treatment Recommendations, Most Children Still Do Not Get Evidence-Based Obesity Care

Six years following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that clinicians screen and treat (or refer) children age six and older for obesity, most U.S. children still do not receive evidence-based care for obesity.

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Child Psychology, journal of experimental child psychology, Carrie Palmquist, Preschoolers, Developmental Psychology

Let Your Kids Lose

When children are falsely successful at games and other challenges, it can lead them to ignore important information in and about the world around them, according to a new study by an Amherst College professor.

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Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Dermatology, Medicine

Protecting Babies From Eczema with Low-Cost Vaseline

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A Northwestern Medicine study published today (Dec. 5) in JAMA Pediatrics found that seven common moisturizers would be cost effective in preventing eczema in high-risk newborns. By using the cheapest moisturizer in the study (petroleum jelly), the cost benefit for prophylactic moisturization was only $353 per quality-adjusted life year – a generic measure of disease burden that assesses the monetary value of medical interventions in one’s life.

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Learning, infant learning, Language acquisition, Babies, Parenting, Visual Attention, First Words, Psychology, psychological and brain sciences, early language learning, Speech Disorders, Autism

Babies' First Words Can Be Predicted Based on Visual Attention, IU Study Finds

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Indiana University psychologists have shown that a baby's most likely first words are based upon their visual experience, laying the foundation for a new theory of infant language learning. The study appears in the journal of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions B.

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Pediatric Cancer, Md Anderson, MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

Childhood Cancer Leader Joins MD Anderson to Lead Pediatrics

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Richard Gorlick, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in pediatric oncology and hematology, today joined The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital as the division head and department chair of Pediatrics.

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Engineering, Physical Therapy, GoBabyGo, Disabilities, Children With Disabilities, Down's Syndrome, Dwarfism, Caudal Regression Syndrome

Local Children with Disabilities Get Help From Wichita State University Students

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A collaborative effort between Wichita State University engineering and physical therapy students has provided new opportunities to three local children with disabilities. As part of the project GoBabyGo!, a retrofitting program created in 2006 by the University of Delaware, the WSU students have spent all fall semester modifying toy ride-on cars for the children.

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Cannibis, baby boom generation, Health Risk, Marijuana

"Baby Boomers” on Dope: Recreational Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Adults Over 50

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

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Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Immunotherapy, CAR T cells, All, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

In Clinical Trials, CAR T Cell Immunotherapy Continues to Yield Complete Responses in Children & Young Adults with Relapsed and Refractory Leukemia

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A highly innovative, personalized cell-based treatment for a high-risk form of the most common childhood cancer continues to move through clinical trials. Pediatric oncologists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today reported new results using T cell immunotherapy against relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Hematology, Oncology, Pediatrics, aplastic anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Experts to Present Pediatric Focused Data at 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Ashish Gupta, MBBS, MPH, a pediatric hematology fellow, will share results from one of the largest quality controlled retrospective studies of children with acquired aplastic anemia. The data makes a compelling case for the pediatric hematology community to revisit the current treatment algorithm for this rare disease.

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Hemophilia, Gene Therapy, Hemophilia B, Clinical Trial, clotting factor IX, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

After One Dose of Gene Therapy, Hemophilia B Patients Maintain Near-Normal Levels of Clotting Factor

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Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of an essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B. After receiving a single dose of an experimental gene therapy in a clinical trial, patients with hemophilia produced near-normal levels of clotting factor IX, allowing them to stop clotting factor infusions and to pursue normal activities of daily life without disabling bleeding episodes.

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Cisplatin, Pediatric Oncology, Ototoxicity, sodium thiosulfate , chemo side effects

Treatment Significantly Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss in Children

Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized, controlled, phase 3 study, called ACCL0431, have been published in the early online edition of Lancet Oncology.

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Cancer, Fanconi Anemia, PTEN, DNA, Molecular Biology

URI Scientist: Rare Childhood Disease Linked to Major Cancer Gene

Research team has discovered an important molecular link between a rare childhood genetic disease and a major cancer gene. The discovery could lead to improved treatment outcomes for some cancer patients.

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Children, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Recommendations, Treatment

Obese Children Should Be Screened for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - New NASPGHAN Guidelines

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences—is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the NASPGHAN, the JPGN is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Brazil, Crack Cocaine, toxic stress, Brain Development In Children, Trauma, fMRI, Human Development, Drug Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence, Child Protective Services

Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children’s Brain Development

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The study uses fMRI data to compare brain development between children who experience pervasive, continuing trauma and those with “normal” development.

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Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, blood and marrow transplantation, American Society Of Hematology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Experts at ASH 2016

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Autism, autism advocacy, Air Travel, Children with autism, Autism Spectrum, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Aer Lingus and Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Announce Visual Guide for Air Travel That Assists Individuals with Autism

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Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University have partnered to develop a visual guide that helps individuals with autism and related disorders prepare for and experience air travel.

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Toy Safety, Safety, Prevention, Injury Prevention

The Medical Minute: Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays – and Year-Round

Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.







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