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What is SPARK?

4 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  At the Autism Center at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), we collaborate on several research protocols. The latest of these research initiatives is called SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism for Knowledge). What makes SPARK different from other autism research studies is that SPARK will be the largest national autism research initiative ever even attempted, bringing […]

New genetic disorder named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team

Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference site for genetic diseases, Online Mendelian...Show More Summary

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Rise in multidrug-resistant infections in kids

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections in children are on the rise. A new study shows a 700-percent increase in MDR antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in children admitted to hospitals around the U.S. "More and more commonly, we are seeing children who are admitted to the hospital, who have infections with more resistant bacteria than we have been […]

Khloé Kardashian Puts Her Cakes In Gear For Cycle House Event To Benefit Children’s Hospital

Khloe Kardashian Loves The Kids, Hosts Cycle House Class To Benefit Childrens Hospital Khloe Kardashian hosted a ride at Cycle House West Hollywood in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter™ campaign. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Khloe Kardashian Hosts Cycling Class in Support of Children's Hospital L.A.!

Khloe Kardashian is all smiles as she leaves a charity cycle class on Saturday morning (March 25) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 32-year-old TV personality hosted the cycling class at the Cycle House West Hollywood in support of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter campaign. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Khloe [...]

Polish pro-lifers roll out Hospitals without Abortionists initiative

Organizers of the national campaign pointed out that 'every single day abortionists kill three children in public hospitals.'

Watch the Extra Life Gaming Tournament and Pitch In for the Kids

This week is Children's Hospitals Week, and Extra Life United is kicking off its Annual Gaming Tournament in Orlando, FL. Check it out below to catch all the action, and be sure to contribute. For the kids!

Scientists use new technology to assemble genome of Zika virus mosquito

A team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster. Show More Summary

Microsoft partners with the Gamers Outreach Foundation to bring Xbox to children's hospitals

Microsoft has teamed up with the Gamers Outreach Foundation to bring medical-grade gaming equipment to children's hospitals. GO Karts are hospital-proofed Xbox rigs on wheels. The unique karts come complete with Xbox One consoles, several...Show More Summary

Xbox teams up with Gamers Outreach to deliver gaming kiosks to Seattle hospital

Team Xbox yesterday partnered with charity organization Gamers Outreach to provide 10 Xbox One GO (Gamers Outreach) Karts to hospitalized children in the Seattle Children’s Hospital this week. This is the largest donation in Gamers Outreach history. The new kiosk are equipped with an Xbox One, monitor, controllers, and an assortment of games for the […]

Largest survey to date of patient and family experience at US children's hospitals

(Boston Children's Hospital) A survey of more than 17,000 parents of hospitalized children, conducted by the Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement at Boston Children's Hospital, gives mixed responses about the quality of the inpatient experience at 69 US children's hospitals.

Zinc in the Retina May Indicate A New Way to Protect and Regenerate the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients

Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. Zinc is one such thread that joined together different experts at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Millions at risk as South Sudan facing devastating famine

As South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, is roiled by civil war and famine, more than 100,000 people face starvation. Debora Patta reports from a childrens' hospital in Juba, the nation's capital, which is struggling to treat the most vulnerable.

‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Laura’s Valentin Obsession Could Cause Kevin Split

General Hospital spoilers show us Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) is ready to go after Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) over the damage he’s done to two of her three children and her hatred for him will soon put her love with Dr. Show More Summary

Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have studied how a crucial cancer-related protein plays a role in one of the most aggressive forms of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood.

Children's Hospital Colorado research argues for use of medical homes in pediatrics

(Children's Hospital Colorado) New research from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) argues strongly in favor of the redirection of public funding to invest in improving the use of patient centered medical homes for children with public or no insurance.

New Executive should consider local tax rises but first it needs to tackle its low levels of trust..

David Gordon asks if it is time for an open conversation about the need to fund stretched public services, and bite the bullet hard: The vast majority of us value public services – the schools that educate our children, the hospitals that make us better, the roads and public transport systems that keep us moving more...

Tooth extractions rise among under-fours

Surge in dental surgery on young children triggers call for action on oral health education and sugar intake The number of tooth extractions on children aged four and under in English hospitals has risen by almost a quarter over the past decade. Show More Summary

Study: Kidney Injury Risk in Type 1 Children With DKA Is High

A recent study found that in children with type 1 diabetes who were hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the risk of suffering an acute kidney injury is high. Based on these findings, researchers suggest in their study abstract that clinicians should be aware of these findings and “consider acute kidney injury as a frequent complication […]

Scientists find possible Achilles heel of treatment-resistant cancers

(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists identify two signaling proteins in cancer cells that make them resistant to chemotherapy, and show that blocking the proteins along with chemotherapy eliminate human leukemia in mouse models. Show More Summary

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