January 23, 2015 5:42 pm
By sequencing the billions of chemical letters in a cell’s DNA, which make up the human genome, scientists may be able to better estimate the risk of a person developing cancer, heart, biochemical and metabolic diseases.
January 20, 2015 7:29 pm
The father of a 2-year-old with late-stage cancer is facing jail time for using cannabis oil in an attempt to ease his daughter’s suffering.
January 20, 2015 7:13 pm
In a procedure described as a milestone in neonatal care, a six-day-old baby girl’s kidneys and liver cells were given to two separate recipients after her heart stopped beating.
January 8, 2015 8:29 pm
The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a prior ruling Thursday that a 17-year-old cancer patient cannot refuse chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
January 7, 2015 8:01 pm
In the late 1990s, scientists studying children’s health pondered crucial questions they couldn’t answer: Conditions as diverse as asthma and autism were increasing in prevalence, with no clear reason why.
December 8, 2014 5:55 pm
Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows.
November 17, 2014 6:37 pm
When kids are ready to resume classes after being out for a concussion, schools’ preparedness to handle them can vary widely, a new study suggests.
September 22, 2014 4:17 pm
A person poses with an electro-encephalography (EEG) cap, which measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen near Munich. Autism researchers found promising signs that an EEG can be used to detect symptoms of autism in children and adolescents.
September 9, 2014 5:50 pm
A promising new study suggests that treatment for infants who show early signs of autism can essentially eliminate developmental delays for those children by the time they reach age 3.
August 25, 2014 6:41 pm
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation’s teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement Monday.