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Pediatric News Releases

Low-carb diet may reduce risk of postmenopausal weight gainMay 18, 2017
In an analysis of dietary patterns of postmenopausal women, researchers found that those who consumed the fewest carbohydrates had a significantly reduced risk of gaining 10 percent of their body weight over an eight-year period.
International genetics symposium launches in Hong KongMay 17, 2017
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017 in Hong Kong. 
‘MARRVEL’ new way to compile big data in human-centric wayMay 11, 2017
A group of researchers at Baylor created MARRVEL to help researchers everywhere search databases all at once and in a matter of minutes.
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthmaApr 10, 2017
In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.
Landmark autism genetic study seeking participantsMar 28, 2017
Families affected by autism are invited to a special on-site registration and data collection event for the nation’s largest-ever autism research study. 
Childhood cancer survivor support expanding for TexansMar 22, 2017
A recent $1.5 million grant will expand the Passport for Care program, which ensuring that childhood cancer survivors in Texas receive healthcare that meets their unique needs.
Baylor pediatricians to lend expertise to Medscape ConsultMar 13, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine and Medscape today announced a collaboration that will connect Baylor pediatricians with physicians using Medscape Consult.
New palliative care fellowship program part of growing fieldMar 9, 2017
Palliative care is an emerging field in pediatric subspecialty care, leading to the development of a new pediatric fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine. 
Factors that affect eating behaviors among food pantry clientsMar 8, 2017
While it may seem that the cost of food is the main factor that affects eating behaviors among individuals from low-income families who rely on food pantry services, several other factors also may play a part.
Increased viral load related to less severe disease in RSV Mar 8, 2017
Researchers at Baylor found that children with less severe RSV had more virus in their body as measured by levels of five RSV genes.