Pediatrics News

Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support servicesAug 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.
Parents: Focus on protective factors to delay teen sexual activityAug 18, 2016
Baylor Teen Health Clinics director Peggy Smith offers tips to parents worried about teens becoming sexually active.
Volunteers needed for study on parenting practices and vegetable consumption in preschoolers Aug 17, 2016
The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a one-week study to test parenting practices that may help preschool children like and eat vegetables.
Stay calm and drive on: Tips to manage road rageAug 16, 2016
While traffic can be extremely irritating, it is important to keep calm and avoid a road rage situation, according to Dr. Asim Shah.
Don’t let studying strain your eyesAug 16, 2016
Studying on laptops or tablets can cause strain on the eyes. Eye expert Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb explains how to avoid 'computer vision syndrome.'
Parents can empower kids to make healthy lunch choices this school yearAug 10, 2016
Because packing a lunch is not always an option, our expert offers advice to parents on how to talk to kids about making healthy choices in the cafeteria line.
Simple blood test developed to screen for life-threatening liver diseaseAug 10, 2016
A new way to detect biliary atresia and other neonatal liver diseases in newborns could reduce the number of infants needing liver transplantation.
Win or lose: athletes should be prepared to face outcomeAug 10, 2016
Dr. Asim Shah offers tips on being prepared for negative feelings following an athletic loss.
Maternal high-fat diet during pregnancy can affect baby’s gut microbesAug 8, 2016
Researchers find the community of microbes – the microbiome – living in a baby’s gut can be influenced by the mother’s diet during pregnancy.
Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behaviorAug 5, 2016
Researchers found that certain neural circuits have the ability to inhibit binge-like eating behavior in mice.