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Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

4 monthes ago   |   By Web MD

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of gene therapy and chemotherapy.
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St. Jude Doctors Claim Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

St. Jude Doctors Claim Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

4 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.
Reuters Health Information
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Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease

4 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the immune system's worst enemies, HIV
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Novel T-cell Subset Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Discovered

Novel T-cell Subset Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Discovered

The frequency of circulating peripheral T helper cells was observed to be increased both in children with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes and in healthy children who later... Read more ...

Some Pregnant Women are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy, Says Study

Some Pregnant Women are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy, Says Study

Study supports adherence to effective pregnancy screening measures to help reduce inadvertent exposures to contrast agents during early pregnancy. Read more ...

Parents Are Happier Than Non-Parents - But Only If Their Kids Move Out

Parents Are Happier Than Non-Parents - But Only If Their Kids Move Out

Gentle reminder things will get easier when our kids take care of us Our kids bring us endless joy and happiness. They also bring stress, sleeplessness, and never-ending... Read more ...

Can I Breastfeed After a Breast Augmentation?

Can I Breastfeed After a Breast Augmentation?

One of the biggest concerns that most women have regarding breast augmentation surgery is how it may impact their ability to breastfeed their baby. Considering that more than... Read more ...

Link Between Maternal Exposure to Fluoride and Kids' IQ Scores

Link Between Maternal Exposure to Fluoride and Kids' IQ Scores

New observation study analyzed association between maternal exposure to fluoride during pregnancy and lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 by measuring maternal urinary... Read more ...

These Gender-Neutral Clothes Are Letting Kids Just Be Kids

These Gender-Neutral Clothes Are Letting Kids Just Be Kids

What do you think of when you hear “boys” clothing? Lots of blues and trucks and dinosaurs and stuff like that, right? And “girls?” Probably pinks, sequins, princesses, etc... Read more ...

Dwayne Johnson Marries Lauren Hashian In Gorgeous Secret Ceremony

Dwayne Johnson Marries Lauren Hashian In Gorgeous Secret Ceremony

Dwayne Johnson is officially off the market If you woke up this morning, grabbed your phone, and scrolled through Instagram (I mean come on, isn't that what we all do first?)... Read more ...

Novel Toolkit Could Improve Detection, Management of Iron Deficiency in...

Novel Toolkit Could Improve Detection, Management of Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy

Novel quality improvement toolkit, called IRON MOM developed, can enhance screening and management of iron deficiency during pregnancy. Read more ...

Children Playing Recreational Sport Suffer Head Injuries Than Playing...

Children Playing Recreational Sport Suffer Head Injuries Than Playing Contact Sport

Children who do recreational sport like horse riding, skateboarding, and bike riding are more likely to suffer head injuries than those who play contact sport like rugby... Read more ...

Get the complete set: B-complex vitamins pack a punch when it comes to...

Get the complete set: B-complex vitamins pack a punch when it comes to health benefits

Most people get all the vitamins they need from a balanced diet. Some, including pregnant and menopausal women or those with certain conditions, may need help in the form of... Read more ...