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Our intestines, ourselves: This deep-dive investigation offers clues to disorders from necrotizing enterocolitis in newborns, to food allergies. Read more about the recent research in intestinal biology on Vector: http://on.bchil.org/1F5L9qR


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Doctors tend to delay surgery in children with epilepsy, trying medications first. But a decision analysis, drawing on tens of thousands of patients, finds that if two or more anti-seizure drugs fail, epilepsy surgery can extend children's lives by 5+ years over prolonged drug treatment. http://on.bchil.org/1ziBmJd


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Some rare disease genes may be in the gene pool for a reason, as they may shield carriers from other diseases and contain clues to new therapeutics — some of which already in development. Read more on Vector. http://on.bchil.org/1GpeTzV


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Some 30 percent of TB/HIV patients develop IRIS—an enthusiastic immune rebound—soon after starting treatment. Why? T cell profiles give some clues and teach us what "good" inflammation against TB can look like: http://on.bchil.org/1EtuzRs

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Tengo un niño de nueve años con una contusión medular y quisiera tener. Una consulta con ustedes les Agradesco la pronta respuesta
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Palliative care teams help seriously ill adult patients manage pain, treat symptoms and ensure that they have the best possible quality of life. Now medical centers are creating teams that specialize in a more challenging task: delivering palliative care for young children. Joanne Wolfe, MD, and Richard Goldstein, MD, of the Dana Farber/Boston Children's Pediatric Advanced Care Team provide their insight on the topic in this Wall Street Journal feature:
http://on.bchil.org/19BJU8T
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The number of measles cases across the nation just keeps going up, with at least 122 confirmed cases in 18 different states. So far, Massachusetts has not seen any, but experts say there is a risk. As a result of health concerns, approximately 10 percent of parents either delay or skip some shots, and approximately 1 percent don't vaccinate at all. Dr. Rick Malley, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Children's Hospital, discusses common parental fears and myths vs. reality when it comes to vaccinations on WGBH-TV's "Greater Boston." http://on.bchil.org/19thn5x
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With all of the recent buzz about precision medicine, it's no wonder that William Pu, MD is gaining recognition for his innovative application of stem cell science and gene therapy to heart disease. Pu's work on Barth Syndrome was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as one of the top ten cardiovascular disease research advances of 2014. Learn more about what makes this innovator tick on our Vector blog: http://on.bchil.org/1DL3k5n


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You wake up one day to find that a gene test has overturned the diagnosis you & your family have lived with for years. On the eve of Rare Disease Day, we sought to answer the questions: What does that mean for your care, and for who you are?
http://on.bchil.org/1vGtGFt #RareDiseaseDay2015

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Each year about one million children under the age of 4 have surgery with general anesthesia in the United States. As more researchers warn against the use of general anesthesia due to the risks of impaired brain development, doctors are now considering the urgency of the surgery in children younger than 3 years. Learn more about the findings and why our chief of pain medicine, Dr. Charles Berde, is urging for more research to be done in this New York Times article: http://on.bchil.org/1Fy321c
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Just how much does the measles vaccine slow the virus's spread? According to new model by the team at HealthMap, adequate vaccination can be the difference between a few cases and more than 2,800: http://on.bchil.org/1w3MQzK


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Patrice Milos, CEO of our spinoff company Claritas Genomics, discusses how genomic medicine is already making a difference for children, who make up the majority of those with rare conditions. http://on.bchil.org/1Aj067J


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Would encryption have saved Anthem's data? What's the FDA's response to trial misconduct? How much does a measles outbreak cost taxpayers? Is that wireless pacemaker secure? Here's what we've been reading about: http://on.bchil.org/1zLaKQW


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