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New Gene Identified in Lou Gehrig’s Disease

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For the first time, a variant in UBQLN4 gene has been associated with Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a progressive disease resulting in the loss of nerve cells that control muscle movement, which eventually leads...
15-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is Exercise Safe for Kids with Sickle Cell Disease?

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While regular exercise is known to reduce inflammation over time, it actually increases inflammation in the short term. This is a concern for children with sickle cell disease, a condition that is marked by increased inflammation that can cause...
15-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Term “Disorders of Sex Development” May Have Negative Impact

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A study published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology found that people born with reproductive organs that are not typically male or female had negative views of the term “disorders of sex development” or DSD commonly used by the medical...
11-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Young Adults with Uncomplicated Epilepsy Fare as Well as Their Siblings

A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well as their siblings without epilepsy in measures of education, employment, family...
24-Apr-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Both Low and High Birth Weight Linked to Fatty Liver Disease in Children

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A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that children born with lower or higher weight than normal may be at increased risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). These children also were at higher risk for more...
18-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Overuse Injuries More Common in Kids Who Specialize in Individual Sport

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Young athletes who specialize in an individual sport – such as gymnastics, tennis and dance – were at higher risk for overuse injuries (i.e. gradual onset of pain and symptoms), compared to those who focus on a single team sport, according to a...
12-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Potential Treatment for Aggressive Brain Cancer in Children

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Using state-of-the-art gene editing technology, scientists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have discovered a promising target to treat atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) – a highly aggressive and therapy resistant...
11-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cord Blood Test Might Help Predict Fatal Lung Disease in Preemies

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Findings published in the Journal of Pediatrics describe growth factors in cord blood that may identify premature infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) – an often fatal lung disease in which the...
6-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, ER Physician and Medical Director of Lurie Children's Injury Prevention and Research Center, Is Available for Interviews on Violence Prevention and Gun Control

21-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss How to Talk to Your Children About the Orlando Shooting

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14-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Worried About Super Lice? Keep Comb & Carry On

Karen Sheehan, MD, general pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, shares tips on what you need to know about super lice.
29-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST

Tips From One of the Country’s Leading Lead Expert's

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Lead expert Dr. Helen Binns gives general advice for families who want to make sure their kids are not exposed to high concentrations of lead in their water.
19-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children’s...
8-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

An Innocent Cough or Something Worse? Lurie Children’s Hospital ID Specialist Offers Tips on Prevention and Recognition of Whooping Cough

27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST

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