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2014-05-06 14:45:21

New studies provide fresh evidence that the same factors that lead to diabetes contribute to low milk supply in some new mothers. In a study to be presented May 5, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers discovered that problems with mothers' insulin metabolism may affect their milk production. The study found that women diagnosed with low milk supply were 2.5 times more likely to have experienced gestational diabetes compared to women seen at the clinic solely because...

2014-05-03 16:21:30

CINCINNATI, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multi-center study concludes that treating infants with high doses of steroids fails to improve medical outcomes in the end-stage pediatric liver disease biliary atresia and leads to earlier onset of serious adverse events. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Researchers say the clinical trial involving 14 sites provides new evidence on a growing controversy in the medical community - whether treating infants...

2014-03-26 12:28:36

CINCINNATI, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by experimental therapies or not sick enough to warrant the treatments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In a study published in the April...

2014-03-04 16:25:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource (allosource.org), one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, announced the donation of bone allografts to surgeons from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center who traveled to India to perform free surgeries for children afflicted with spine and upper extremity deformities. The...

2014-02-10 11:13:59

Analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old sisters – one healthy and one with aggressive leukemia – led an international team of researchers to identify a novel molecular target that could become a way to treat recurring and deadly malignancies. Scientists in China and the United States report their findings online Feb. 9 in Nature Genetics. The study points to a molecular pathway involving a gene called SETD2, which can mutate in blood cells during a critical step as DNA is being...

2014-02-09 12:20:14

CINCINNATI, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old sisters - one healthy and one with aggressive leukemia - led an international team of researchers to identify a novel molecular target that could become a way to treat recurring and deadly malignancies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists in China and the United States report their findings online Feb. 9 in Nature Genetics. The study points to a...

2014-02-04 12:28:02

CINCINNATI, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers used blood platelets and bone marrow cells to deliver potentially curative gene therapy to mouse models of the human genetic disorder Hurler syndrome - an often fatal condition that causes organ damage and other medical complications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and...

2014-02-03 12:24:34

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center explore the potential to "protect the brain from the inside out" CINCINNATI, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study analyzing concussion data for NFL players during the 16-game regular season schedules for 2012 and 2013 may provide insight that could lead to safer play, including a pathway for concussion-prevention strategies. Highlights of the study include: (Logo:...

2014-01-30 10:09:55

Researchers have developed a tool that allows caregivers to quickly and accurately predict the risk of death in children with septic shock – a systemic infection that damages vital organs and one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized children. Reporting their results Jan. 29 in PLOS ONE (published by the Public Library of Science), researchers say the study validates a tool that would let doctors decide much faster which severely sick children need to receive aggressive...

2014-01-29 16:28:58

CINCINNATI, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a tool that allows caregivers to quickly and accurately predict the risk of death in children with septic shock - a systemic infection that damages vital organs and one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized children. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Reporting their results Jan. 29 in PLOS ONE (published by the Public Library of Science), researchers say the...


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