Pediatrics

Can the Development of Pediatric Asthma Be Prevented?

A new study led by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital aims to determine whether monoclonal antibody Xolair (omalizumab) can stop or lessen the progression of asthma in high-risk children.


A Dearth of Devices in Pediatric Medicine

Over the last decade, pediatric medical devices have made up only about 25% of all healthcare devices approved by the FDA. The medical community is eager for change.


The Data on Skipping Shots

Immunization rates have decreased during the pandemic. Will we see a resurgence in infectious diseases as a result?


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Possible HIPAA Updates Coming?

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for a new commission to advise Congress on the best ways to modernize HIPAA. The 25-year-old law does not protect data recorded on personal electronic devices, like smartwatches or fitness trackers.

“Americans must...


Novel Monoclonal Antibody Could Transform High-Risk Neuroblastoma Treatment

Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that adding a novel anti-disialoganglioside GD2 (anti-GD2) monoclonal antibody to the standard therapy for children newly diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma significantly enhanced response to treatment and improved survival. Their findings could be transformative if additional studies can produce similar results.


Can Testis Grafting Preserve Fertility for Boys With Cancer?

Recent experimental research shows a promising outlook for clinical trials in boys.


Pregnant Women Positive for COVID-19: What Does It Mean for Newborns?

Clinicians spent over a year researching the unique risks of infants born to women with a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. While some dangers have been identified, other study findings are promising.


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Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Virtual Care

During the pandemic, telehealth visits increased in popularity as more patients sought care from the privacy of their own homes. But lacking during these virtual physician visits are necessary blood work, tests and imaging services to make a...


MIS-C May Pose Lasting Effects on a Child’s Heart

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition that causes widespread inflammation to a child’s vital organ systems, including the cardiovascular system.

According to the CDC’s October 2020 statistics:

1,163

Number of confirmed MIS-C cases in 44 states...


New Drug Therapy Shows Promise for Cystic Fibrosis

An FDA-approved drug cocktail may provide improvement for many patients with this common hereditary disease.