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Winning the War against Childhood Cancer
Children shouldn’t experience cancer. The disease should be left to those who’ve spent a few more years on this earth.
Completely New Way to Treat Childhood Cancer
Scientists have entered a brave new world when it comes to treating childhood leukemia. New therapies now being tested may completely change the way one type of blood cancer is treated in children.
Closing in On Why Kids Get Cancer
With some forms of cancer, race matters. New research may explain why Hispanic children are more prone to a type of blood cancer.
What We Know About Iron Supplements
Parents often worry if their children are getting all the nutrients they need. Vitamins and supplements help fill in the gaps, but only if those supplements actually benefit a child.
New Vaccine Recommendation for Adults
Adults with certain immune system conditions often require different recommendations for the vaccines they can and should receive. A new vaccine has been added to these recommendations.
Treating Cancer in Very High Risk Kids
Remarkable progress has been made in treating childhood leukemia. Many kids who get these blood cancers will beat their disease and live normal lives. Progress is being made in treating a more aggressive and life-threatening form of pediatric leukemia.
Athletic Cheaters Face New Test
After Lance Armstrong gave up his case against the US Anti-Doping Agency, the organization and similar ones around the world now have new, more effective tools to find blood dopers.
Blood Problem Linked to Transplant Loss
Kidney transplants can save the lives of children with kidney failure. But not all children's bodies accept the new kidneys. After transplant surgery, the goal for doctors is to keep the new organ in good running order.
Down Syndrome Ups Leukemia Risks
Another heartbreaking fact about Down syndrome is that children with this condition are increased risk of developing leukemia. And researchers are now beginning to understand why.
Sickle Cell Prevention Key to Stroke Reduction
In the late 1990s there was a striking disparity among the number of black children who died of stroke as compared to white children. Black children were 74 percent more likely to die of a stroke, because of the higher prevalence of sickle cell anemia in that population.