Pediatrics News

Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cellsMay 16, 2016
Researchers identified a molecular marker of NKT cells that could lead to effective cancer immunotherapy.
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist to lend expertise to national Moonshot initiativeMay 9, 2016
Dr. Will Parsons will be part of the efforts to accelerate pediatric cancer research through the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Experts get serious about video games to promote fruit and vegetable consumption in childrenMay 9, 2016
A recent study found that children who played a video game promoting fruit and vegetable intake changed their eating behavior.
Preterm birth linked to lengthy traffic exposure in HoustonMay 5, 2016
Researchers have discovered a possible correlation between preterm birth and vehicle emissions.
Largest-ever U.S. autism research study underwayApr 21, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are part of an autism research initiative to advance the understanding of the causes of this condition.
Study finds genes linked to happiness, depression and neuroticismApr 20, 2016
A multi-institutional team, including a researcher from Baylor College of Medicine, reports that they have found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.
Rewarding children to eat healthy can be a mistakeApr 13, 2016
Experts at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital say rewarding children with a treat may not be effective.
Psyllium fiber found to reduce abdominal pain in children with IBSApr 11, 2016
A new study found that children with abdominal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome who take psyllium fiber had a decrease in pain episodes.
Children's Hospital of San Antonio to welcome pediatric residents Mar 31, 2016
Ten physicians from all over the country will complete their pediatric residency training at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio through Baylor College of Medicine’s pediatric residency program.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in lifeMar 30, 2016
The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.