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Physical ailments often confused with behavioral issuesAug 28, 2015
For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades. Our experts say what might look like a behavioral issue could actually be a sign of hearing loss, sleep apnea or a voice problem.
Neonatal hypoglycemia may affect school-age academic outcomesAug 24, 2015
According to our researchers, newborns with transient low blood sugar may have lower literacy and math achievement test scores in fourth grade.
Allergic to school? Classroom furniture may be the sourceAug 13, 2015
If your child claims to be allergic to school, there might be something to it. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, allergic reactions may be caused by what students sit on.
Safety reminders for summertime activitiesAug 10, 2015
According to our experts, the warmer months are when children are more prone to certain injuries due to their increase in outdoor activities. These basic rules of thumb can help.
Smartphone app for teens puts reliable health information at their fingertipsAug 5, 2015
A new app from the Baylor Teen Health Clinic puts healthcare information and resources at the fingertips of teens and young adults.
Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia researchJul 31, 2015
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Sickle cell patients in Angola to receive important treatment through partnership programJul 23, 2015
Sickle cell disease patients who receive care through the public health service in Cabinda, Angola, Africa, will now have access to an important treatment for the disease.
Male brain listens to female sex hormoneJun 22, 2015
The role of the estrogen receptor in preventing weight gain in females is well known, and there also is strong evidence that the same receptor is important for body weight control in males.
Twin infants needed for feeding behavior studyJun 18, 2015
Researchers are recruiting pairs of infant twins under four months of age to participate in the Infant Twin Study to understand the development of preschool children’s eating behaviors.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.