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...
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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 [...]
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
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