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Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.


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Genetic Resilience

By Tanya Lewis | April 11, 2016

An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.


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Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects

By Jef Akst | May 11, 2015

Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”


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Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014

Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 may increase a child’s risk of obesity.


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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.


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Pioneering Neurologist Dies

By Chris Palmer | August 27, 2013

Neuroscientist and pediatric neurologist Peter Huttenlocher, who discovered that synapse growth peaks in early childhood, has passed away at age 82.


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Playing for Words

By Edyta Zielinska | February 28, 2013

Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.


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The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions

By Edyta Zielinska | August 30, 2012

Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?


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What it Takes to Develop Better Drugs for Kids

By J. Steven Leeder | March 1, 2012

Over the past 15 years, new laws and regulations in the United States and the European Union have expanded to require the inclusion of pediatric patients in clinical drug trials.  


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