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Jul 09, 2014, 14:00 ET

Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between pediatric approval process and long-term safety assessment

Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...

Jul 08, 2014, 09:00 ET

Nominations Open for 2014 Global Pediatric Innovator Awards

Boston Children's Hospital today announced the creation of two new annual awards that will be conferred at the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit +...

Jun 23, 2014, 11:09 ET

Boston Children's Hospital Announces 2014 Global Pediatric Innovation Summit

 Boston Children's Hospital will host its second annual pediatric innovation summit October 30-31, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center in...

Jun 17, 2014, 17:00 ET

Brain imaging shows enhanced executive brain function in people with musical training

A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive...

Jun 10, 2014, 00:01 ET

Boston Children's Hospital #1 in 8 of 10 Specialties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

 Boston Children's Hospital ranks first in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital according to the U.S. News & World Report's...

Jun 06, 2014, 10:01 ET

New study finds variation in urological test reporting among medical institutions

A recent study from Boston Children's Hospital's Departments of Urology and Radiology shows free-standing, pediatric hospitals have higher quality...

Apr 15, 2014, 09:00 ET

SMART Platforms Project, Aimed at Enabling an "App Store for Health," Names Advisory Committee

The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platforms project at Boston Children's Hospital—which is developing...

Mar 31, 2014, 16:00 ET

Increased Risk of Epilepsy Among Autoimmune Disease Patients

Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston...

Feb 26, 2014, 10:13 ET

Boston Children's Hospital and Merck to Study Social Media Behavior to Characterize Insomnia

Investigators at Boston Children's Hospital and Merck will collaborate on a new study aimed at using social media platforms to better understand...

Feb 17, 2014, 00:01 ET

Years after Bullying, Negative Impact on a Child's Health May Remain

The longer the period of time a child is bullied, the more severe and lasting the impact has on a child's health, according to a new study from...

Feb 04, 2014, 14:13 ET

SpecialNeedsWare and Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital to launch language methodology for autism

NEW YORK and BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate - the award-winning technology platform for autism -...

Feb 03, 2014, 09:30 ET

Using genomics to make personalized, safer medication choices for kids

First pharmacogenomics study launches in diverse pediatric population Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions—which affect some 70,000...

Jan 24, 2014, 13:22 ET

Sports Medicine Physical of the Future Could Help Athletes ESCAPE Sudden Cardiac Death

Focused ultrasound exam accurately identifies at-risk athletes A young athlete in seemingly excellent health dies suddenly from a previously...

Jan 21, 2014, 11:52 ET

A Skin Cream For Peripheral Neuropathy?

Small molecule given topically ameliorates small-fiber neuropathy in mice Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a skin...

Jan 08, 2014, 14:08 ET

Bio-Inspired Glue Keeps Hearts Securely Sealed

Adhesive may improve how surgeons treat congenital heart defects and other heart problems When a child is born with a heart defect such as a...

Jan 06, 2014, 00:01 ET

Cognitive Rest Aids Concussion Recovery

Limiting texting, homework, online activity may help hasten recovery for teen athletes A study of 335 teen athletes diagnosed with...

Dec 23, 2013, 16:00 ET

Pregnant Women Need Not Avoid Peanuts, Evidence Shows

Peanut and tree nut allergy incidence lower among children whose mothers ate them during pregnancy. Women need not fear that eating peanuts...

Dec 23, 2013, 00:01 ET

New Quality, Payment Initiative Positively Impacts Pediatric Care

Contracting model, based on global payment and pay-for-performance, improves quality of care for sickest pediatric patients Within two years...

Dec 15, 2013, 13:00 ET

Obesity May Cause Asthma by Altering the Immune System

New biological targets may make asthma in people with obesity easier to treat Research conducted at Boston Children's Hospital indicates that...

Dec 03, 2013, 16:00 ET

Boston Children's Hospital study shows significant reduction in hospital medical errors with improved handoff communication

Boston Children's Hospital is a national leader for research into optimizing patient safety and reducing medical errors, which are widespread in...

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