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Boston Herald
School officials: We tried to save boySchool officials trying to save a bright 7-year-old Central Massachusetts boy —
School officials: We tried to save boy
Boston Herald / Posted 4 hours ago
School officials trying to save a bright 7-year-old Central Massachusetts boy — allegedly burned, beaten and starved by his father — repeatedly alerted child welfare workers as the child shrunk down to 38 pounds, according to the town’s top school... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Parents must express their love for childrenSome parents have difficulty in expressing their emotions, specifically telling
Parents must express their love for children
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Some parents have difficulty in expressing their emotions, specifically telling their children that they love them. Although children need to be aware that Mom or Dad love them, do they continually need to be told? Many factors are involved in the... Read more
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Washington Post
More kids are drinking coffee. Is caffeine safe for them?For adolescents, Health Canada recommends no more than 2.5 milligrams of caffei
More kids are drinking coffee. Is caffeine safe for them?
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
For adolescents, Health Canada recommends no more than 2.5 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight per day. (iStock) My 11-year-old loves to go to the coffee shop with her middle school friends. Chai latte is the drink of choice, and it... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'Ghostbusters' cast visit children's hospital in full costumeWhen kids at a Boston children’s hospital posted a sign with “who ya gonna call
'Ghostbusters' cast visit children's hospital in full costume
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
When kids at a Boston children’s hospital posted a sign with “who ya gonna call?”on a window the message was heard loud and clear. The ladies of the upcoming “Ghostbusters’ remake surprised patients showing up in full costume with proton packs, slime... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
A portrait of quackademia triumphant: Georgetown UniversityI frequently discuss a disturbing phenomenon known as “quackademic medicine.” B
A portrait of quackademia triumphant: Georgetown University
ScienceBlogs / Posted 4 days ago
I frequently discuss a disturbing phenomenon known as “quackademic medicine.” Basically, quackademic medicine is a phenomenon that has taken hold over the last two decades in medical academia in which once ostensibly science-based medical schools and... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Auburn girl cancer freeAUBURN – Jayda Kusy was 4 years old last fall when she was diagnosed with a rar
Auburn girl cancer free
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
AUBURN – Jayda Kusy was 4 years old last fall when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.Thanks to five rounds of intense chemotherapy treatments followed by surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, she has been cancer-free for six months.Her... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
St. Jude Adds Cancer Center DirectorHe'll also serve as a member in the Department of Oncology and will hold the Li
St. Jude Adds Cancer Center Director
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
He'll also serve as a member in the Department of Oncology and will hold the Lillian R. Cannon Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Endowed Chair. Roberts, previously the deputy chief science officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, said he was... Read more
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Boston Globe
Obama on Jon Stewart, satirical Trump story is way too realAfter Chattanooga shooting, armed civilians guard military recruitment centers:
Obama on Jon Stewart, satirical Trump story is way too real
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
After Chattanooga shooting, armed civilians guard military recruitment centers: “It was a quiet afternoon at this unassuming strip mall not far from the main commercial strip in Manchester, New Hampshire, which includes a Chuck E. Cheese’s and a... Read more
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Boston Globe
Obama on Jon Stewart, satirical Trump story is way too realAfter Chattanooga shooting, armed civilians guard military recruitment centers:
Obama on Jon Stewart, satirical Trump story is way too real
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
After Chattanooga shooting, armed civilians guard military recruitment centers: “It was a quiet afternoon at this unassuming strip mall not far from the main commercial strip in Manchester, New Hampshire, which includes a Chuck E. Cheese’s and a... Read more
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Washington Post
Hearing problems? Gene therapy for deafness shows renewed promise.Gene therapy for hereditary deafness is moving closer to reality, with new rese
Hearing problems? Gene therapy for deafness shows renewed promise.
Washington Post / Posted 15 days ago
Gene therapy for hereditary deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research showing that the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss. Separately, a clinical trial backed by Novartis is underway... Read more
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Duke University
Duke Joins Partnership in NIH-Funded Study of Autism Biomarkers in ChildrenDurham, NC - Duke has joined a Yale School of Medicine-led national multi-cente
Duke Joins Partnership in NIH-Funded Study of Autism Biomarkers in Children
Duke University / Posted 15 days ago
Durham, NC - Duke has joined a Yale School of Medicine-led national multi-center study of preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians... Read more
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NBC 10 Providence
'For Kids Sake Foundation' holds fundraiser for children battling cancerSeven year old Malia Jasczyk was the inspiration behind today’s 5 and 10k today
'For Kids Sake Foundation' holds fundraiser for children battling cancer
NBC 10 Providence / Posted 16 days ago
Seven year old Malia Jasczyk was the inspiration behind today’s 5 and 10k today in Plainville, Massachusetts. The “For Kids Sake Foundation” was started after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of nerve cell cancer. Malia was just two... Read more
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Boston Herald
Quincy co. rallies to raise money, replace stolen toysA Quincy-based company is stepping up for sick kids after thieves stole gifts t
Quincy co. rallies to raise money, replace stolen toys
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
A Quincy-based company is stepping up for sick kids after thieves stole gifts that were set to be donated from Toys For Tots to the Boston Children’s Hospital. Granite Telecommunications will be donating $5,000 to replace toys stolen from a storage... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Mass. Child Advocates Want To Screen Every Public School Student For Substance UseThe idea is to add substance use to other screening already done by school nurs
Mass. Child Advocates Want To Screen Every Public School Student For Substance Use
WBUR Boston / Posted 19 days ago
The idea is to add substance use to other screening already done by school nurses. “Similar to the way they do hearing and eye tests, all with the goal that this is a normal process where kids are brought into their nursing offices and given a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
3 Unexpected Ways To Help Your Kids Be Mindful About Screen TimeScientists may be debating whether our attachment to technology should be consi
3 Unexpected Ways To Help Your Kids Be Mindful About Screen Time
The Huffington Post / Posted 21 days ago
Scientists may be debating whether our attachment to technology should be considered a formal addiction, but parents of school-aged children don’t need to wait for academic consensus to recognize that our devices have in many ways transformed our... Read more
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FOX News
old boy with spina bifida doesn't let 20 surgeries slow him downA 9-year-old boy with two conditions that affect his brain and spinal cord has
old boy with spina bifida doesn't let 20 surgeries slow him down
FOX News / Posted 22 days ago
A 9-year-old boy with two conditions that affect his brain and spinal cord has not let either diagnosis or the 20 surgeries he’s had prevent him from dreaming big. Tyler Bois, who was born with spina bifida and a Chiari malformation, a congenital... Read more
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redOrbit
Gene therapy tests restore hearing in deaf miceResearchers at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have mad
Gene therapy tests restore hearing in deaf mice
redOrbit / Posted 23 days ago
Researchers at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have made a significant breakthrough by using gene therapy to restore hearing in deaf mice. The proof of concept project could be a defining moment in the fight against genetic... Read more
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Japan Today
Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer ‹ Japan TodayGene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research showin
Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 24 days ago
Gene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research showing the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss. Separately, a clinical trial backed by Novartis is under way to help a... Read more
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Boston Herald
Cannons host a special fanOver the last several games, both home and away, the Boston Cannons have design
Cannons host a special fan
Boston Herald / Posted 25 days ago
Over the last several games, both home and away, the Boston Cannons have designated a special locker for Levi Whitcomb. At the team’s final home game of the season tonight at Gillette Stadium, the 10-year-old New Hampshire lacrosse player will... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Southington family participating in 5K to support heart healthSOUTHINGTON — Four years ago Kelly and Paul Morrissey found out that their chil
Southington family participating in 5K to support heart health
The Record-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
SOUTHINGTON — Four years ago Kelly and Paul Morrissey found out that their child Alice would be born with a congenital heart defect and would need surgery to survive. At 10 days old Alice Morrissey had her first open heart surgery and two weeks... Read more
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Times of Malta
Hope for deafness gene therapy cureGene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with research showing th
Hope for deafness gene therapy cure
Times of Malta / Posted 26 days ago
Gene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with research showing the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss. Separately, a clinical trial backed by Novartis is under way to help a... Read more
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The Scientist
Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse HearingCHARLES ASKEWMutations in a gene called TMC1—which produces a protein essential
Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing
The Scientist / Posted 26 days ago
CHARLES ASKEWMutations in a gene called TMC1—which produces a protein essential for proper hair cell functioning in the inner ear—is responsible for 4 percent to 8 percent of cases of deafness in people. Using a mouse model in which Tmc1 was either... Read more
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Herald Sun
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and cou
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?
Herald Sun / Posted 27 days ago
A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and could be offered to patients in under five years. Researchers restored the hearing of deaf mice by injecting a virus carrying the healthy gene into their inner ears. The... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and cou
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and could be offered to patients in under five years. Researchers restored the hearing of deaf mice by injecting a virus carrying the healthy gene into their inner ears. The... Read more
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Perth Now
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and cou
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?
Perth Now / Posted 27 days ago
A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and could be offered to patients in under five years. Researchers restored the hearing of deaf mice by injecting a virus carrying the healthy gene into their inner ears. The... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and cou
Are we closer to a cure for deafness?
The Courier Mail / Posted 27 days ago
A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and could be offered to patients in under five years. Researchers restored the hearing of deaf mice by injecting a virus carrying the healthy gene into their inner ears. The... Read more
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Boston Herald
Gene therapy could be the key to hearing lossOne simple injection could someday restore hearing in children who suffer from
Gene therapy could be the key to hearing loss
Boston Herald / Posted 27 days ago
One simple injection could someday restore hearing in children who suffer from genetic deafness, thanks to a cutting-edge gene therapy being developed by local researchers — a treatment that doctors say represents the future of medicine. “You can’t... Read more
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Scotsman
Cure for deafness ‘within 5 years’ The research offers new hope to children born with genes that cause profound h
Cure for deafness ‘within 5 years’
Scotsman / Posted 27 days ago
The research offers new hope to children born with genes that cause profound hearing loss. Picture: PA A GENE therapy cure for inherited deafness has been successfully tested and could be offered to patients in... Read more
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MedCity News
Boston Children's John Brownstein on healthcare innovationA month ago, Boston Children’s Hospital named John Brownstein its new chief inn
Boston Children's John Brownstein on healthcare innovation
MedCity News / Posted 27 days ago
A month ago, Boston Children’s Hospital named John Brownstein its new chief innovation officer, filling the vacancy left when the well-known Naomi Fried took a job with Biogen last year. In the spirit of innovation, we wanted to try something new,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Local researchers’ gene therapy treatment offers hope to deafChildren who suffer from genetic deafness may someday hear their loved ones’ vo
Local researchers’ gene therapy treatment offers hope to deaf
Boston Herald / Posted 27 days ago
Children who suffer from genetic deafness may someday hear their loved ones’ voices and experience the music at school dances, thanks to a treatment being developed by local researchers. Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical... Read more
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Independent
Gene therapy offers hope to congentially deaf children, say scientistsResearchers in the US have successfully corrected inherited deafness in a strai
Gene therapy offers hope to congentially deaf children, say scientists
Independent / Posted 27 days ago
Researchers in the US have successfully corrected inherited deafness in a strain laboratory mice that is a realistic animal model of the mutations that causes congenital deafness in between 4 and 8 per cent of deaf children. There are more than 70... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
9-old loses hand while playing with fireworks in BostonBOSTON — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has lost a hand while playing with fi
9-old loses hand while playing with fireworks in Boston
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 29 days ago
BOSTON — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has lost a hand while playing with fireworks in Boston. Police say a 5-year-old boy was also injured in the accident Sunday in the Dorchester neighborhood. The 9-year-old’s family says he is being treated... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Police: Children Hurt While Playing With Fireworks In BostonBOSTON Police are investigating after two young children were seriously injured
Police: Children Hurt While Playing With Fireworks In Boston
WBUR Boston / Posted 29 days ago
BOSTON Police are investigating after two young children were seriously injured while playing with fireworks in a Boston neighborhood. Family members say a 9-year-old lost a hand in the accident on Sunday. The boy is being treated at Boston... Read more
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Boston Herald
Vertex drug gets FDA approvalThe Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ lat
Vertex drug gets FDA approval
Boston Herald / Posted 1 months ago
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ latest cystic fibrosis drug, offering new hope for about 8,500 of the 30,000 Americans who suffer from the life-threatening genetic disease. The Boston company said it... Read more
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