More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease
More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease
Children with acute flaccid myelitis are more likely to have antibodies against the viral family in their spinal fluid than are children without the illness.
More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease
More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease

Children with acute flaccid myelitis are more likely to have antibodies against the viral family in their spinal fluid than are children without the illness.

Children with acute flaccid myelitis are more likely to have antibodies against the viral family in their spinal fluid than are children without the illness.

childhood diseases
Mysterious Illness Linked to Lychees Kills Children in India
Mysterious Illness Linked to Lychees Kills Children in India
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 27, 2019
Malnourished kids who eat the fruit containing a naturally occurring toxin suffer from low blood sugar and symptoms of encephalopathy.
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Catherine Offord | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers identify a possible driver of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease diagnosed in more than 500 children over the last few years.
A Devastating Diagnosis, a Viral Video, and a Clinical Trial
A Devastating Diagnosis, a Viral Video, and a Clinical Trial
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
When the O’Neills learned that their daughter had Sanfilippo syndrome, a devastating rare disease, they created a GoFundMe campaign that raised $2 million in less than a year.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Researchers Publish First Pan-Cancer Genomic Analyses in Pediatric Patients
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2018
Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.
Genetic Resilience
Genetic Resilience
Tanya Lewis | Apr 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.
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity
Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2014
Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 may increase a child’s risk of obesity.
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.
Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate
Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2014
A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.
Pioneering Neurologist Dies
Pioneering Neurologist Dies
Chris Palmer | Aug 27, 2013
Neuroscientist and pediatric neurologist Peter Huttenlocher, who discovered that synapse growth peaks in early childhood, has passed away at age 82.
Playing for Words
Playing for Words
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013
Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.
The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 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?
What it Takes to Develop Better Drugs for Kids
J. Steven Leeder | Mar 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.  
How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve
Child-Proofing Drugs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
When children need medications, getting the dosing and method of administration right is like trying to hit a moving target with an untried weapon.