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Cells working together fuel aggressive childhood brain tumour

Cells working together fuel aggressive childhood brain tumour

Cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour have been discovered working together to infiltrate the brain, which could lead to much-needed...
Professor Mel Greaves recognised for work in childhood cancer research

Professor Mel Greaves recognised for work in childhood cancer research

Professor Mel Greaves, of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, has been awarded the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA,...
Pollution does not increase risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Pollution does not increase risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Air pollution does not increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children aged three to ten years, a new study...
New drug halves hearing loss in children after cancer treatment

New drug halves hearing loss in children after cancer treatment

Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate (STS) following chemotherapy can reduce hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, a new study reveals. Results from the...
Obesity can increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the hip

Obesity can increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the hip

Childhood and adult obesity increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the hip and knee, a new study presented at the Annual European Congress...
Connecting patients with a rare digestive disorder to research and cures

Connecting patients with a rare digestive disorder to research and cures

Life with a rare digestive disorder often means suffering with disabling symptoms for years before receiving the correct diagnosis and appropriate care. Patient advocacy...
Type 1 diabetes in children: everything you need to know

Type 1 diabetes in children: everything you need to know

Type 1 diabetes in children is an ever-growing issue, so in this Diabetes Week, we take a look into the facts and figures behind...
STOP-CP: Stem cell Treatment Of Perinatal Cerebral Palsy using cord blood

STOP-CP in children – Stem cell Treatment Of Perinatal Cerebral Palsy using cord blood

Arne Jensen, CEO of BrainRepair UG and head of the Campus Clinic Gynaecology Bochum, Germany, outlines the motivation behind STOP-CP!: Stem cell Treatment Of...
Undetected cases of coeliac disease in children at all time high

Undetected cases of coeliac disease in children at all time high

On International Coeliac Day (16 May), experts have warned that as many as 80% of coeliac disease cases in children are undiagnosed in Europe. Coeliac...
Ginger proved effective at treating children with acute gastroenteritis

Ginger proved effective at treating children with acute gastroenteritis

Researchers have today revealed results of a new study at the 51st ESPGHAN Annual Meeting which proves the effectiveness of using ginger to treat...
No certainty on benefits and harms of newborn screening, say researchers

No certainty on benefits and harms of newborn screening, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, have warned that many national recommendations on whether newborn screening should be considered for rare conditions do...
Probiotics, breastfeeding could reduce antibiotic resistance in children

Probiotics, breastfeeding could reduce antibiotic resistance in children

Combining probiotics and breastfeeding can help to reduce potential antibiotic resistance in children, according to new research at the 51st ESPHGHAN Annual Meeting. Infants who...
Less risky new blood test developed for peanut allergy diagnosis

Less risky new blood test developed for peanut allergy diagnosis

Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK, have developed a simple blood test which will be a less risky and more definitive way...
Living with cerebral palsy in Europe

Living with cerebral palsy in Europe

The Cerebral Palsy – European Communities Association is committed to raising the profile of cerebral palsy and promoting the rights of all those living...
A rapid test for antiphospholipid syndrome is under development

Maternal depression during pregnancy may affect child development

A link between poorer child neurodevelopment and symptoms of maternal depression in the first year postpartum has been found in a new study. The recent...
Obesity in children and adolescents caused by lack of sleep

Obesity in children and adolescents caused by lack of sleep

New research from the University of Warwick, UK, has found that children and adolescents who don’t get the recommended amount of sleep are at...
WHO and UNICEF promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

This week, WHO and UNICEF have issued a new ten-step guide to boost support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn...
Diagnosing growth hormone deficiency with a newly developed gene test

Diagnosing growth hormone deficiency with a newly developed gene test

A new test has been developed by the University of Manchester, UK, and NHS scientists which could revolutionise the way children with growth hormone...
Two genes that trigger leukaemia development discovered

Two genes that trigger leukaemia development discovered

An international group of researchers have made a breakthrough in the understanding of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, finding two cancer genes working together to trigger...
New biomarkers discovered for neuroblastoma

New biomarkers discovered for neuroblastoma

Two new biomarkers have been discovered for neuroblastoma, a type of cancer in children. The findings are expected to have immediate significance for disease...

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