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Children’s Illustrators Donate Artwork to Benefit Local Kids

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, 40 of the country’s top children’s book illustrators are donating their original artwork in an online auction […]

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Perception Is Everything When It Comes to Child Development, New Study Says

Perception, it turns out, is everything. According to a new study by Boston Children’s researchers, a mother’s perceived social status may be more important than her […]

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Boston Children’s Researcher Develops An Algae Anesthetic

Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital have discovered a way to provide improved pain relieving methods by using an anesthetic made from algae molecules. The new […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Studying ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancers

Triple-negative breast cancer is a subtype of breast cancer occurring in less than 15 percent of cases. It is also the most aggressive and most difficult breast […]

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Gastric Bypass Surgery And Type 2 Diabetes

Although it was previously assumed that the weight loss which followed a gastric bypass procedure eliminated type 2 diabetes, a research team from Boston Children’s […]

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Local Dental Health Initiative Sees Positive Results

Early childhood caries (ECC) can be a devastating disease when it occurs in children under the age of five. The disease, also known as bottle […]

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Heart Transplant Recipients Head to World Transplant Games

Brock and Connor Marvin can understand each other’s life experiences better than most brothers. They’re both active young men who love to play and watch […]

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A Guy Dressed As Spider-Man Is Now Cleaning the Windows At Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston has its very own super hero—one with the superhuman power of cleaning windows and making sick kids smile. This week, Boston Children’s staff decided to […]

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National Down Syndrome Campaign Features Boston Residents

Evan Sneider is a movie star. He acted in an independent film entitled Girlfriend in 2009, and the film played at the Toronto Film Festival […]

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#TaylorMeetAnna: Leukemia Patient Hopes to Meet Taylor Swift

A West Roxbury girl that was recently diagnosed with leukemia is hoping that pop-singer Taylor Swift has some time to spare during her visit to […]

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Coming Soon: A Blood Test for Autism

Because of a $15.4 million grant from Google Ventures, Boston-area researchers are testing whether a blood test could lead to earlier diagnoses of autism in […]

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Weight Gain’s Connection to One Gene

Perhaps weight gain is not simply a matter of self-control. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital published a study this week in the journal, Science, that […]

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Study Looks at Conception After Cancer

Researchers at Dana-Farber and Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center have discovered that while women who have survived childhood cancer may face an increased […]

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Boston Children’s Starts Asthma Initiative

There are more than 22 million people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with asthma and 6.5 million of those affected are children, making asthma […]

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You Can Be Addicted To Carbs, Study Says

A Boston Children’s Hospital research team announced this week that eating high-glycemic index carbohydrates, or highly processed carbs like white breads and potatoes, can trigger addictive tendencies […]