Pediatrics News

Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Watch what you put on your face this HalloweenOct 24, 2016
Dr. Harry Dao warns about potential side effects, including allergic reactions, of face paint during Halloween.
BIPAI expands its programs in South America with maternal-child health initiative in ArgentinaOct 21, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital is increasing its impact in South America through a new maternal and child health program in Argentina.
Research opens the possibility of new, noninvasive genetic prenatal testing Sep 26, 2016
Researchers have determined that it is feasible to develop a prenatal, noninvasive genetic test based on rare fetal cells that are present in the mother’s blood.
Pediatric obesity guidelines serve as toolkit for treating patients with obesity Sep 23, 2016
The Obesity Medicine Association released guidelines on pediatric obesity care for healthcare professionals who make decisions for pediatric patients with obesity.
Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital partner to bring fellowship training in oncology and hematology to East AfricaSep 20, 2016
A new program aims to bring specialty pediatric training and education in oncology and hematology to Uganda and other East African countries.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
What you need to know about hand, foot and mouth diseaseSep 15, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine expert says anyone – even adults – can get foot and mouth disease and that it’s most common at this time of year.
Determining risk factors for preventable pediatric hospital admissionsSep 15, 2016
Researchers published a study examining the specific characteristics associated with potentially preventable pediatric admissions to Texas hospitals.
Special T cells that target solid tumors offer potential treatment for pediatric and adult cancersSep 14, 2016
A new study by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center has shown promising results for the use of adoptive cell-therapies to treat pediatric and adult solid tumor cancers.