Month: July 2019

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named four outstanding young scientists as recipients of the prestigious Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award, committing nearly $1 million to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research. The Fellowship Award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential
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Researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered that repurposing a heart drug could significantly increase the survival rate for children with ependymoma – a type of brain tumor. The findings, published in Scientific Reports and led by experts in the University’s Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences, suggest that co-treatment with a drug normally
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Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died. The fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis, found naturally in wet soil and in decomposing wood throughout the Great Lakes region and the Mississippi Valley, can cause flu-like illness and in severe cases,
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A US study has suggested that babies with tongue-tie rarely need surgery to help them breastfeed. Numbers of tongue-tie surgeries have seen a ten-fold increase between 1997 and 2012, but experts believe that undergoing the surgery could be avoided with alternative methods of support. Blessings | Shutterstock Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition in which the
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Calma is the only scientific based feeding device, and uses an airflow system to simulate the feeling of breastfeeding for your baby, it’s perfect for supporting your breastfeeding routine. The baby has to create a vacuum for breast milk to flow, as soon as the baby pauses the flow is stopped – this is also
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More than a year after becoming one of the first medical institutions nationally to complete a revolutionary gene replacement surgery to restore vision in patients with retinal degeneration, surgeons at the of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have successfully completed the procedure on an additional 13 patients. The outcomes of two
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New research raises questions as to whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and lip tether surgery (also called frenulectomy) to help improve breastfeeding, despite limited medical evidence supporting the procedure. In a new study, published July 11in JAMA Otolaryngology-;Head & Neck Surgery, nearly 63 percent of children who were referred to a pediatric ear
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A new research network for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCNet), led by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Boston Children’s Hospital, will lead, promote and coordinate national research activities to improve their systems of care. Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human
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IN THIS ARTICLE Socks are essential to keep the baby warm when the weather is cold. They can also be used to keep the baby’s feet clean when they start to take their first steps. These little socks, available in multiple colors, are appealing to the eye and make your baby all the more adorable.
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Researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have found that children’s mattresses may represent a health hazard as they emit some dangerous pollutants at concerning levels overnight. On measuring the emission rates of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the team found that under sleeping conditions, certain polyurethane mattresses emit the gaseous compounds at levels that may
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