Topic List : Pediatrics
In developing countries, child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families, study finds
The study provides evidence that a country’s ability to reduce the gap in child-mortality rates is related to good governance.
Group classes teach parents effective autism therapy, study finds
Parents who learned an autism therapy in group classes helped their children with the disorder improve their language skills, a new study has found.
Early Support Program for Autism connects families to autism resources
A free program offered by Stanford Children’s Health and the Children’s Health Council connects families of recently diagnosed autism patients with Bay Area treatment resources.
Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds
Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing two family-based treatments for the eating disorder.
Nurse in heart program brings personal experience to the job
Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Christy Sillman, a nurse in the Adult Congenital Heart Program, now helps patients like herself.
New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorize facts
As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s construction of adultlike ways of using memory.
Surgeries allow baby -- and his parents -- to breathe easy
Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford treat a baby’s lung cyst in utero.
Researchers seek children to taste chocolate milkshakes
Researchers are seeking kids to participate in an imaging study to help explain how the brain may drive some people to overeat.
Blood-oxytocin levels in normal range in children with autism, study finds
Blood levels of oxytocin correlate with social performance regardless of whether children have autism, according to a new study.
Autistic brain less flexible at taking on tasks, study shows
Certain brain networks in children with autism do not appear to change much when switching from a resting state to engagement with a task, a new study finds.