Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Stanford scientists used discoveries in the lab to design new versions of a widely used antibiotic to prevent the side effect of hearing loss.
They were two patients who couldn’t have been more different: one was a baby boy less than a year old, the other a retired physician. They even had vastly different medical conditions. Yet both needed the same life-saving remedy: a liver transplant.
Vasopressin levels are low in the cerebrospinal fluid of less-social rhesus monkeys and in people with autism, the study found. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to design a lab test to identify autism in kids.
Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.
What makes breathing possible is a thin coating of a soaplike film, or surfactant, that lowers the tension of the lung’s inner surface. Premature babies and adults with lung injuries are short on surfactant, and replacing it has been prohibitively pricey. That may be about to change.
An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.
Childhood obesity and depression appear linked in the brains of children and teens with both conditions, according to new Stanford research.
Stanford psychiatry professor for gives advice on how to cope with the new normal of school lockdown and active-shooter drills.
Photos and a newspaper article captured the 1991 visit of first lady Barbara Bush at the opening of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Ben Thornton received a heart transplant when he was 3-years-old and later suffered a complication that left him struggling to walk. Now, he's thriving as a wheelchair basketball player.
The American dream of children growing up to earn more than their parents is harder to achieve than it used to be, and big data gives valuable insight into how it has changed.
Scientists have made an important step forward in treating a deadly childhood brain tumor, using T cells engineered to target a surface sugar found on the cancer cells.
Yesterday was a packed day at the third Childx conference at Stanford, with sessions covering everything from the biology of brain tumors to the ethics of gene editing and the economic shifts affecting the American dream.
A Childx panel discussion addressed multiple aspects of the childhood obesity epidemic and discussed solutions ranging from health interventions to community development.
Today marks the start of Stanford's third Childx conference, a TED-style event addressing challenges and solutions in child health. Hundreds of pediatricians, educators, scientists and policy experts are coming together for this year’s sessions on the theme “Learn, Collaborate, Innovate.”