Pediatrics News

Loss of ataxin-1 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease riskAug 22, 2019
A collaborative study reveals the ataxin-1 gene, which is known to cause the rare neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model of the condition.
Psychological effects of active shooter drills in schoolsAug 19, 2019
Dr. Laurel Williams, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital, discusses the psychological effects of active shooter drills and metal detectors on schoolchildren.
Get kids on a back-to-school sleep scheduleAug 15, 2019
While kids enjoy staying up – and sleeping in – late during summer break, it can be difficult to return to a normal sleep schedule when school is back in session. 
Nutritious back-to-school mealsAug 14, 2019
Planning children’s meals during the school week can be made simple when providing nutritious foods. Alicia Beltran, research dietitian, maps out healthy meals and snacks to feed your child before, during and after school.
Gut-brain connection helps explain obesity from overeatingAug 12, 2019
A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveals a previously unknown gut-brain connection that helps explain how eating extra servings lead to weight gain.
How to keep germs out of classroomsAug 7, 2019
Back-to-school season means the start of flu season and exposure to many illnesses. Whether a student is going into preschool or college, there are ways parents, teachers and students themselves can prepare to stay healthy.
Folic acid reduces risk of defects linked to dolutegravirJul 23, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine suspected that folic acid could be a part of the puzzle of dolutegravir’s negative side effects.
Dr. Katherine King receives Presidential Early Career AwardJul 18, 2019
Dr. Katherine King has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Water safety guidelines to prevent drowning Jul 9, 2019
Drowning fatalities among children in the summertime warrant water safety awareness but a Baylor College of Medicine expert explains that water safety must be practiced all year long, as drowning is silent, quick and can occur in the shallowest of waters.
Study reveals elevated cancer risk in children with birth defectsJun 20, 2019
A collaborative team of scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has assembled the largest study to date to evaluate cancer risk in children with birth defects.