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With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.

UC San Diego Departments Collaborate In Kawasaki Study

With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.
A new public service announcement campaign features children and young adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, questioning the assumption that light or moderate drinking during pregnancy is safe.

PSAs Feature Kids With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A new public service announcement campaign features children and young adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, questioning the assumption that light or moderate drinking during pregnancy is safe.
Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.

Researcher: Kawasaki Disease Spike In San Diego Likely Tied to Aerosol Particles

Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.
Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.

Breast Milk to Treat Adult Diseases?

Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.
San Diego County continues to see a surge in the number of children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an illness that can fatally damage the heart.

Surge Of Kawasaki Disease Continues In San Diego County

San Diego County continues to see a surge in the number of children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an illness that can fatally damage the heart.
Researchers and investigators found no clinically relevant differences in risk for adverse child developmental outcomes, from medications suppressing anxiety, depression, and insomnia, either short- or long-term use of the drugs in pregnancy.

Prenatal Anti-Anxiety or Sleeping Pills and ADHD in Preschoolers

Researchers and investigators found no clinically relevant differences in risk for adverse child developmental outcomes, from medications suppressing anxiety, depression, and insomnia, either short- or long-term use of the drugs in pregnancy.
UC San Diego researchers discovered that Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are not only resistant to to killing by the innate immune system, platelets, but these bacteria grow better in their presence.

Group B Streptococcus and Platelets: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

UC San Diego researchers discovered that Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are not only resistant to to killing by the innate immune system, platelets, but these bacteria grow better in their presence.
A growing number of measles outbreaks across the U.S., including in California, has San Diego County health officials on high alert.

San Diego Doctors On High Alert For Measles

A growing number of measles outbreaks across the U.S., including in California, has San Diego County health officials on high alert.
Researchers are in hopes to bring awareness to investigate the safety of any medication a woman takes when they are breastfeeding.

Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

Researchers are in hopes to bring awareness to investigate the safety of any medication a woman takes when they are breastfeeding.
Researchers describe ROCKI, an lncRNA that plays a big role in inflammation and immunity, and is associated with human diseases.

DNA that Doesn't Encode Genes May Still Influence Inflammatory and Infectious Disease Risk

Researchers describe ROCKI, an lncRNA that plays a big role in inflammation and immunity, and is associated with human diseases.
In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and two kids were found to have undiagnosed diabetes.

Middle-School Screening Uncovers Diabetes, High Cholesterol

In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and two kids were found to have undiagnosed diabetes.