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Immunology

New research shows babies use immune system differently, but efficiently

Scientists have long believed that a newborn's immune system was an immature version of an adult's, but new research from Cornell University shows that newborns' T cells—white blood cells that protect from disease—outperform ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children's drawings contain valuable information about how they think

Children's ability to draw recognizable objects and to recognize each other's drawings improves concurrently throughout childhood, according to a new study from Stanford University.

Pediatrics

Helping clinicians embrace family-centered rounds

If you've ever been hospitalized, you may have experienced this: groups of doctors coming in and talking about you like you're not there or addressing you in a perfunctory manner, using medical jargon you don't understand.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Climate change shown to increase the risk of preterm births by 60%

Increased numbers of preterm births, higher incidence of respiratory disease and death, and more children in hospitals are some of the stark health outcomes the world is facing from the impacts of extreme climate change.