Pediatrics News

New therapeutic strategy may help PTEN mutation symptomsOct 21, 2019
A new study offers a potential new approach to therapy for children with mutations in PTEN who exhibit autism, macrocephaly (an abnormally large skull), intellectual disability and epilepsy.
Prevent the spread of the flu virusOct 14, 2019
If there is anything we have learned from previous years, it’s that flu season is unpredictable. However, getting your flu shot now offers the best protection for the entire season, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Study to explore ethics of deep brain stimulation in kidsOct 1, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded $1.73 million to study the psychosocial risks and benefits of pediatric deep brain stimulation.
Passport for Care plans for childhood cancer survivor's futureSep 24, 2019
Passport for Care is a free online resource developed by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center that provides a survivorship care plan for both the survivor and their doctor.
Grant funds action against youth e-cigarette usageSep 9, 2019
With concerns rising over the health effects of vaping, doctors and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are taking preventative action. 
Brain circuit connects feeding, mood in response to stressSep 5, 2019
Researchers looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain. 
How to keep kids cool while heading back to schoolAug 26, 2019
Whether students have outdoor sports practice or recess, Dr. Irvin Sulapas offers tips on how students can stay hydrated and cool in the late summer heat.
Postnatal overnutrition linked to agingAug 26, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?
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.