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Air pollution is damaging children’s brains before they are even born

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy may contribute to childhood abnormalities in the brain, a new study suggests. The research, from the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, measured the exposure of the mothers to PAH air pollution and used brain imaging to look at the effects on their...

Africa Risen

Remember those iconic photographs of African children studying under streetlights because they didn’t have electricity at home, or stories of women giving birth in the dark because hospitals didn’t have lights? They were tragic and unfortunately true. Show More Summary

A Los Angeles Pediatric Hospital and Mongolia's Flagship Pediatric Medical Facility Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

Leaders from Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the National Center for Maternal and Child Health (NCMCH), Mongolia's flagship pediatric medical facility, marked 20 years of institutional collaboration Tuesday with a special "telemedicine" program and celebration honoring past accomplishments and outlining future efforts to better the health care of Mongolian children.

Amazing: Doctors Create Micro-Pacemaker to Treat Unborn Baby With Heart Blockage

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have created the world’s first fully implantable micro-pacemaker for unborn children with congenial complete heart blocks. The medical journal, Heart Rhythm, revealed that the US Food & Drug Administration has designated the micro-pacemaker as a device for humanitarian use. Show More Summary

Teen Battling Cancer Gets Special Surprise For Prom

Eighteen-year-old Hannah Tate had a rare form of kidney cancer and spent most of her senior year at St. Jude Regional Children’s Hospital, instead of attending Alcoa High School, Tennessee. She spent the time battling cancer, receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, according to ABC News Channel 8. Show More Summary

Miniature pacemaker designed to be implanted in fetuses

In the near future, it's entirely possible that babies with heart defects will be born with complete pacemakers already installed. That's because scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of Southern California have developed the world's first fully-implantable pacemaker for fetuses. .. Show More Summary

12 unforgettable children's hospital photos that will touch your heart

When a baby is about to endure hours of surgery to get a new heart, there are no words. Sometimes, you need a photo to tell the whole story.

A Blue Robotic Bear to Make Sick Kids Feel Less Blue

MIT researchers are testing Huggable, a therapeutic robotic bear designed to relieve pain and anxiety for children who are hospitalized for extended periods. The post A Blue Robotic Bear to Make Sick Kids Feel Less Blue appeared first on WIRED.

Professional Soccer Star, Christie Rampone, Presents Junior Ambassadors with the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital Hometown Hero Award

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital will host its annual Superhero Soiree fundraising event at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank on Friday, April 17 from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. During the event, Christie Rampone, captain of the United States...Show More Summary

Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

  Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Show More Summary

Cooper Hospital CEO’s Murder-Suicide Questioned, Sons Deny John Sheridan Stabbed Wife, Set Fire To The House

Reports of a hospital CEO’s murder-suicide are being questioned by the children of John Sheridan after police officially announced the Cooper University Health System CEO stabbed and killed his wife, Joyce Sheridan, only to set fire to the house. Show More Summary

Can Cheerful Décor Help Kids Heal? A London Hospital Recruited Designers to Test It Out.

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Nobody likes hospitals, least of all children. Most are scary, sterile, and depressing, making a grim experience even grimmer. But sometimes design can play a role in distracting patients from the distressing business of being sick. We’ve seen design used to help children get over their fear of MRIs. Show More Summary

TV Club: Childrens Hospital: “Codename: Jennifer”

The saddest part of Childrens Hospital’s fifth season (assuming you think the word “sad” is ever applicable to the series) was the departure of Dr. Lola Spratt in “The Gang Gets Sushi.” Sure, it was obvious that she was going to eventually...Show More Summary

Jennifer Lopez Gives Children’s Hospital Los Angeles a 'Home' Special Screening

Jennifer Lopez gives a little kid a big hug while at the Children’s Hospital on Friday afternoon (March 27) in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old singer and actress surprised the kids with a special screening of her new movie Home. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lopez “Me and Tee Tee on our way [...]

First Fully-Implantable Micropacemaker Designed for Fetal Use

A team of investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block. The investigators anticipate the first human use of the device in the near future.

Viewpoint: What’s troubling disabled people about the Tania Clarence case?

A woman who killed her three disabled children by smothering has been sentenced to a hospital order, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Most seem to be sympathetic but this has angered some.

Genetic mutation may explain why flu can kill

Nobody likes getting the flu, but for some people, fluids and rest aren't enough. A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital -- perhaps needing ventilators to breathe -- even while their family and friends recover easily. Show More Summary

Genetic Mutation Helps Explain Why, in Rare Cases, Flu Can Kill

A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital even while their family and friends recover easily. New research from Rockefeller University helps explain why: a rare genetic mutation that prevents the production of a critical protein, interferon, that is needed to fight off the virus.

New Study Recommends Early Introduction of Peanuts to Prevent Allergies

"Bottom line, early introduction of peanuts decreases the frequency of developing a peanut allergy," says Dr. Shah, who treats many children as well as adults with peanut allergies in her Gottlieb Memorial Hospital practice. "The estimated...Show More Summary

ITALY: Civil Unions Bill Advances

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

By a vote of 14-8 Italy's Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced a civil unions bill that would also allow gay couples to adopt each others' children and visit each other in the hospital. Outside adoptions by same-sex couples would remain banned. Show More Summary

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