Medical Scans Pose Higher Risk for Children
The frequency of children undergoing medical imaging tests that use radiation is becoming a concern, due to potential cancer risks associated with multiple procedures.
Congenital defects and certain cancers are caused by malfunctioning stem cells, even before birth.
Deadly Damage from Decades Past
Whether as a result of numerous computer-tomography (CT) scans or cancer treatment, children exposed to head-and-neck radiation are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer years later.
PETs Find The Damage of FIRES
According to a new study, positron emission tomography (PET) scans can assess and map the damage of the obscure childhood epileptic condition known as FIRES.
Avoiding HPV: A Mother-Daughter Conversation
A recent study from Ohio State University reveals the importance of mothers talking to their daughters about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccine.
Prematurely Deciding Preterm Infants' Health
Frequently, late-preterm infants (born between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation) receive the same treatment as full-term infants. However, new research shows that treating late-preterm babies as though they are developmentally mature can be damaging to their health.
Hardly a Shot in the Dark
A study from the University of Maryland has found that few eligible young women choose to take the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, and, of those who do, relatively few take the recommended three doses. HPV is a known cause of cervical cancer.