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2012-12-04 00:21:40

CINCINNATI, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teenage girls who smoke accumulate less bone during a critical growth period and carry a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, according to new research in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) In a study published Dec. 4, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report the data can be useful for developing strategies to help prevent osteoporosis...

2012-10-30 15:23:46

CINCINNATI, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation watches the reports about the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has caused to those who live on the East Coast, many people are filled with emotions of anxiety and sadness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO ) While adults may know how to express these feelings, often they do not know how to talk with children about the way the children are feeling. David Schonfeld, MD, Director, National...

2012-10-12 11:20:29

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to disproportionate risks that African American and Hispanic children face in motor vehicle-related crashes, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Toyota and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center today announced that they are bringing the groundbreaking national safety education program Buckle Up for Life - or Abrochate a la Vida in Spanish - to Philadelphia for the first time. The program represents a partnership...

2012-10-05 06:24:37

Experts at Cincinnati Children's Give Parents Tips on How to Tell the Difference CINCINNATI, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the problems that parents may have during the fall is deciphering whether their children's sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO ) "Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close...

2012-10-02 10:28:06

"Image Gently" Offers Guidance, Tips on Radiation Exposure CINCINNATI, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of X-rays performed on children every year, kids are more likely to receive X-rays than any other type of imaging exam. A new education campaign seeks to equip parents with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their kids and X-rays. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Through a series of online teaching materials...

2012-09-27 06:28:36

CINCINNATI, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered a previously unknown function for a protein that could add to the expanding arsenal of potential new drugs for battling inflammation and tissue fibrosis in a number of disease processes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report Sept. 27 in Developmental Cell that, a protein called TRPC6 mediates a molecular pathway...

2012-09-19 16:45:40

Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that a biological mechanism long suspected in epilepsy is capable of triggering the brain seizures — opening the door for studies to seek improved treatments or even preventative therapies. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report Sept. 19 in Neuron that molecular disruptions in small neurons called granule cells — located in the dentate gyrus region of the brain — caused brain seizures in...

2012-09-19 06:27:47

CINCINNATI, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that a biological mechanism long suspected in epilepsy is capable of triggering brain seizures - opening the door for studies to seek improved treatments or even preventative therapies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report Sept. 19 in Neuron that molecular disruptions in small neurons called...

2012-09-12 06:31:41

CINCINNATI, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research indicates marijuana-like compounds called endocannabinoids alter genes and biological signals critical to the formation of a normal placenta during pregnancy and may contribute to pregnancy complications like preeclampsia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) A study published in the Sept. 14 edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistry offers new evidence that abnormal biological signaling by...

2012-08-09 06:26:33

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While parents prepare to send their children back to school, they need to remember that nutrition plays a huge role in academic success. Whitney Rich, R.D., a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, says multiple studies have shown that poor nutrition adversely effects school performance and overall achievement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Rich says that the best way...