Topic List : Pediatrics
Motivating kids with autism to speak
Tapping the interests and motivations of children with autism can help them understand the value of speaking and build their social skills, a new Stanford study found.
ADHD impairs school readiness
In a Stanford study, 79 percent of preschoolers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were not ready for school, compared with 13 percent of other children.
Effects of smoke from wildfire vs. controlled burn
Immune markers and pollutant levels in the blood indicate wildfire smoke may be more harmful to children’s health than smoke from a controlled burn, Stanford researchers found.
Surgeons turn to basic science in cancer fight
In 2012, a pair of neurosurgery residents traded their scrubs for lab coats in an effort to understand, at the most basic level, what causes medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.
Tobacco merch promotes teen use
Many teens own e-cigarette samples, coupons or branded promotional items, and this makes them more likely to try the products, a Stanford study found.
Hypoxia hurts specific cells in developing brain
Low oxygen levels during brain development may cause particular cells to differentiate too soon, a Stanford-led study found.
Taubes give $6 million for cancer research
The gift will advance research on cancer therapies at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Study: Hormone improves social skills in autism
In a Stanford study of 30 children with autism, intranasal vasopressin improved social skills more than a placebo, suggesting that the hormone may treat core features of the disorder.
Viruses protect harmful microbe in CF patients
Some viruses sequester antibiotics in the lungs of CF patients, possibly helping drug-resistant bacterial infections develop in the face of large antibiotic doses, a Stanford-led study has shown.
Metabolic profiles of kids
Researchers from throughout Stanford Medicine are planning to study thousands of metabolites in babies, children and pregnant women to understand the origins of disease.