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Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Abdominal pain now due to dental braces swallowed 10 years earlier: Case report

Abdominal pain now due to dental braces swallowed 10 years earlier: Case report

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Parents of ill children worry about return of ‘lifetime limits’ in GOP health bill

Parents of ill children worry about return of ‘lifetime limits’ in GOP health bill

Medical City Frisco pediatric urologists break down barriers regarding penile birth defects

Medical City Frisco pediatric urologists break down barriers regarding penile birth defects

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes birth defects in 5% of babies, study finds

Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes birth defects in 5% of babies, study finds

FDA grants approval for new magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia

FDA grants approval for new magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves

Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves

FDA approves use of new Flourish device to treat infants born with esophageal atresia

FDA approves use of new Flourish device to treat infants born with esophageal atresia

New position paper provides guidance on radiation safety for children with CAHD

New position paper provides guidance on radiation safety for children with CAHD

Pediatric cardiology expert advises pregnant women to ask three questions about fetal ultrasounds

Pediatric cardiology expert advises pregnant women to ask three questions about fetal ultrasounds

Psychology expert discusses impact of having a baby later in life

Psychology expert discusses impact of having a baby later in life

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

USC study close to finding gene involved in cleft lip and palate

USC study close to finding gene involved in cleft lip and palate

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Scientists discover population of progenitor cells linked to formation of heart’s ventricular chambers

Scientists discover population of progenitor cells linked to formation of heart’s ventricular chambers