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Link Between Obesity and Asthma Discovered

There are studies that have looked into the links between asthma and obesity, but until now, the reason for the link has been unknown. Boston […]

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Better Communication During Patient Handoffs Necessary, Study Says

A new study from Boston Children’s Hospital’s division of general pediatrics, which was published last week online in the Journal of the American Medical Association […]

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Boston Children’s Develops Robot Hand Device

Opposable thumbs are vital to our daily lives. They allow us to hold objects, open doors, write, eat, and text. But for some children who […]

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Education Levels for Nurses Correlates to Patient Mortality, Study Says

A multi-institution study from 38 children’s hospitals, led by Patricia Hickey, vice president of critical care and cardiovascular services at Boston Children’s Hospital, showed that […]

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Babies Can Have an Underlying Vulnerability for SIDS, Study Says

Every year in the U.S. about 4,000 infants die suddenly with no immediate or obvious cause. Half of these deaths, according to the CDC, are […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital is Creating a Strep Throat App

How many times have you had a sore throat, had to take the day off work to go to the doctor, only to find out […]

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A New Treatment For Peanut Allergies

A new study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Allergy and Immunology has discovered a treatment method for peanut […]

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Eating Disorders More Common in Males Than Previously Thought

When we think of eating disorders, it’s usually women and girls that come to mind. But a new study by Boston Children’s Hospital published Monday […]

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Fungal Infections Can Trigger Asthma

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital recently reported that fungal infections can cause and exacerbate asthma. In the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists exposed lab […]

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New Study Will Explore DNA Testing In Newborns

Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital are developing a new clinical trial to look at the effects of genome sequencing in […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Tracks the Flu

The government shutdown means more than just the closing of the national parks. Important government health organizations like the CDC and the FDA are hanging in […]

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy Early Indicator for Childhood Obesity

The new study suggests that pregnancy could be the best time to prevent obesity in children. The study on obesity looked at 41,133 mothers and their […]

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New Flu Vaccine This Season

Boston Children’s Hospital announced last week that it will be offering a new flu vaccine this year, called a quadrivalent vaccine, that will help prevent all […]

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Boston Children’s and IBM Team Up

When Dr. Jeffrey Burns, chief of critical care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, received a phone call from a pediatrician in Guatemala who needed immediate advice […]

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Brain Scans May Lead to Early Intervention For Dyslexia

When children are diagnosed with dyslexia, it’s often because their teachers notice that they are struggling in school. But a new research project from MIT […]