News: Press Releases

04/18/2005
Newborn's First Week May Be Critical Period for Developing Obesity in Adulthood
03/9/2005
Genetic Therapy Reverses Nervous System Damage in Animal Model of Inherited Human Disease
03/3/2005
Linking Brain to Mind in a Common Genetic Disease; Abnormal Brain Structure Linked to Spatial, Numerical Thinking Problems When Children Lack Part of Chromosome
02/7/2005
Emergency Department Study Supports Benefits of Giving Dehydrated Children Fluids by Mouth; Therapy is Quicker, Less Invasive Than IV Therapy
02/7/2005
Gender Bias in Child Growth Evaluations May Miss Disease in Girls
02/3/2005
Teen Drivers Pose Risk to Child Occupants; Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Find that Children Transported by Teen Drivers Are at a Much Higher Risk of Injury
01/24/2005
By Age Six, Children of Overweight Mothers Are Also Prone to Obesity; Study Suggests Obesity Prevention Efforts Should Target Children in this Risk Group by Age Four
01/11/2005
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints New Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President for Research
12/8/2004
Newborns with Heart Defects Have Low Blood Flow in Brain Before Surgery, Say Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia</p>
11/19/2004
Premature Infants with Lung Disease May Continue to Require Replacement Substance to Ease Breathing
10/26/2004
Family Therapy Reduces Stress Symptoms in Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer
09/27/2004
Chronic Opiate Use May Raise Vulnerability to Stress: Animal Study Sheds Light on Effects of Hospital Drugs
09/20/2004
Vanilla May Have a Future as a Sickle Cell Treatment
09/14/2004
Generation Gap Widened in Social Welfare Spending for Elders Compared to Children; Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Analyzed Public Spending Between 1980 and 2000
08/25/2004
High-Dose Steroids Do Not Always Cause Bone Loss in Children; Study of Kidney Condition Challenges Conventional View of Steroid Effects
08/19/2004
Clever Surgery Turns an Ankle into a `Knee' After Removing Child's Bone Tumor; Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Uses Rotationplasty Technique to Save a Young Life and Limb
06/30/2004
Electronic Game Use is Associated with Childhood Obesity
06/7/2004
In Violent Incidents, Preteen Girls More Likely than Boys to Be Involved in Retaliation for Previous Fight
06/7/2004
The Emergency Department May Be an Ideal Setting for Teaching Home Injury Prevention; Researchers From The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Show That Caregivers May Be Willing to Accept Home Safety Information After a Child is Injured
06/2/2004
Dr. Katherine High Becomes President of American Society of Gene Therapy; Hematology Researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Assumes Post in High-Profile Field of Medicine
05/17/2004
Gene Discovered for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a Disabling Genetic Disease; Research by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Drexel University College of Medicine Will Aid Screening and Diagnosis
05/3/2004
Child Safety Restraint Use Increasing in Auto Trips, Say Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;Inappropriate Seat Belt Use Declines, but Remains a Problem
05/3/2004
For Foster Children, Unstable Placements Are Linked to Higher Healthcare Costs
05/3/2004
Elastic Nails Help Children with Broken Legs Recover Faster than Traditional Traction and Body Casting; Physicians from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Compare Treatment Options
04/6/2004
Cell Research Uncovers Intriguing Clues to `Trojan Horse' Gene in HIV Infection
03/15/2004
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Studies Best Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Teens
03/8/2004
Common Virus May Contribute to Uncommon Bone Disease in Children
03/5/2004
Rapid Early Infancy Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity in Study of Sibling Pairs
03/5/2004
Pediatric Healthcare Visits Best Setting for Obesity Prevention; Some Pediatricians Perceive Insufficient Time to Discuss Nutrition and Physical Activity
02/18/2004
Federal Grant Will Support Advances in Infant Heart Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Goal: Speed Movement of Genetic Research to Bedside Treatments
01/26/2004
Gene Raises Risk of Neurodevelopmental Problems After Infant Heart Surgery; Study is Among the First to Evaluate Genetic Susceptibility to Neurologic Injury in Children with Heart Defects
01/14/2004
Many Autistic Children May Receive Complementary or Alternative Treatments, Say Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia</p>
12/10/2003
Many Parents, Teens Unaware of an 'Optional' But Valuable Vaccine; Vaccine Protects Against Serious Meningococcal Infection, Says Expert from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia</p>
12/8/2003
Early Treatment of Blinding Eye Disease in Infants Can Prevent Severe Vision Loss;Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in National Multicenter Trial
11/10/2003
Gene Raises Risk of Neurodevelopmental Problems After Infant Heart Surgery Reports Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
11/3/2003
Newborn Screening is Cost-Effective in Detecting Rare But Treatable Genetic Disease
09/25/2003
Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida Shows Early Benefits in Leg Function, Fewer Shunts
08/5/2003
New Tool Helps Doctors Predict PTSD Following a Child Injury; With a Few Questions, Doctors May Be Able to Predict Child and Parent Posttraumatic Stress Following a Child's Injury, According to Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia</p>
06/26/2003
How Alcohol Use May Worsen Hepatitis C Infection; Cell Studies Shed Light on Liver Disease
06/3/2003
Booster Seats Provide Significant Protection From Injury Through Age 7, Say Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
06/2/2003
Victims of Child Abuse May Suffer from Hidden Head Injuries; New Research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Suggests Need for Universal Brain Scans for Child Abuse Victims
05/27/2003
Medical-Surgical Teamwork Cures Severe Insulin Condition in Newborns
05/22/2003
Rapid Infant Weight Gain May be Associated with Obesity in African American Young Adults
05/8/2003
Multi-center Study Finds Monoclonal Antibody May Reduce Need for Steroid Use in Children with Crohn's Disease
05/5/2003
Healthcare Costs for Children with Behavioral Disorders Similar to Those With Physical Disorders
05/5/2003
Immune Cells May Help Deliver Cancer Vaccines for Children; Cell Culture Research Could Tap Potential of Immune System in Fighting Cancer
05/2/2003
Season of Birth and Ethnicity May be Important Factors in Birth Weight and Infant Growth
04/8/2003
Despite Progress, Still Too Many Child Passengers Riding at Risk in Front Seat, Say Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
04/7/2003
Researchers Find Little Benefit to Toilet Training Before 27 Months of Age; Team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Studies Ages, Duration for Toilet Training
03/6/2003
Researchers From The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Find that Rapid Infant Weight Gain May be Associated with Obesity in African American Young Adults
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