Pediatrics News

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.
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.