Topic List : Pediatrics
Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby's heart-defect risk
Congenital heart defects are correlated with moderate elevation of the mother’s blood sugar during pregnancy, even if she’s not diabetic, according to a new study…
Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic
Sleep deprivation increases the likelihood teens will suffer myriad negative consequences, including an inability to concentrate, poor grades, drowsy-driving incidents, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and even suicide attempts.
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on why a healthy childhood matters
The fall issue traces the lasting repercussions of early trauma and disease. Also included is an interview with former President Jimmy Carter on global discrimination against women and girls.
More than $500,000 for projects on pediatric cancer
The funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation supports research to find cures and better treatments for pediatric cancers.
Child Health Research Institute names six faculty scholars
The awards support junior and mid-level faculty whose research aims to improve the health of expectant mothers, embryos, fetuses, infants, children and adolescents.
Five projects receive Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program awards
The TIP program supports innovative, heterogeneous groups of scholars working to transform one another’s perspective on a child- or maternal-health problem.
For teens with bulimia, family-based therapy works best
Recovery from the eating disorder is faster if adolescents receive a treatment that enlists their parents, according to a new study.
Filtered sunlight a safe, low-tech treatment for newborn jaundice
Safe sunlight exposure under canopies that remove harmful rays is a low-cost, effective way to give phototherapy to jaundiced infants in impoverished settings, according to a new study.
Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children
Individualized math lessons improved kids’ arithmetic performance and made them feel more comfortable with the subject.
Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior, brain structure
A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters’ brain structures.