The researchers examined health and population data from more than 180,000 children served by the WIC program in Los Angeles County.
City and neighborhood planners should be aware that greater numbers of trees and more park space can support the health of teens and seniors in their communities.
“It’s clear through this study and other research that there’s no one right answer for every family,” said UCLA professor Jennie Brand.
Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life
Researchers from UCLA and Brazil observed at least one of three conditions they were evaluating in 19 of 131 children.
“Making pre-primary education available at no cost is a critical element in efforts to reduce educational and economic inequalities,” said co-author Alison Earle.
Patients, family and staff celebrated the holiday during the hospital’s annual parade and also at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Research led by UCLA scientists shows that dietary changes could potentially help kill cancer cells in children with leukemia.
Those who were offered admission to or attended any of the five schools were less likely to misuse the drug, had fewer peers who abuse drugs, spent more time studying and were less likely to skip school.
First CDC guidelines for treating children’s concussions offer valuable tools for doctors, UCLA researchers report
The recommendations are based on a comprehensive review of the science related to pediatric concussions.
Hussein El Kerdi looked like a healthy baby boy, but his immune cells lacked an important enzyme. His family traveled from Lebanon to UCLA seeking a cure.
Curing a deadly childhood disease, sharing her love of science, and a sleek ’68 Corvette drive this biochemist
Rachelle Crosbie-Watson is researching new drugs that one day may halt the progression of the deadly childhood muscle-wasting disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Eight specialties placed in the top 50 nationally: nephrology, orthopaedics, neurology/neurosurgery, gastroenterology, cancer, urology, cardiology and neonatology.
The funds will support pediatrics faculty who are focused on enhancing quality of life for people with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges.
Women infected by the virus during pregnancy were 10 times more likely than the general population to give birth to babies with major cardiac problems, researchers found.
Research confirms that one sugary drink a day can increase people’s risk for Type 2 diabetes, liver disease, tooth decay and obesity.
The scientists are working on a way to stop heart disease in patients with this severe muscular dystrophy, which affects one in 5,000 male babies in the U.S.
UCLA researcher Steven Mittelman’s work could change not just how doctors treat leukemia, but how they treat other cancers that are also fed by fat.
Twelve Los Angeles schools that adopted the program recently saw a significant difference in students’ ability to pass a state-mandated exam.
The findings suggest that keeping a close watch for signs of anxiety, depression and other difficulties and educating the child’s peers about their condition may be necessary for this age group.
Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and the Hulk dropped by for the fifth annual Superhero Day at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.
The assessment relies on clinical data and reputation surveys of health care providers to identify the top 50 programs in each of 10 disciplines.
The two organizations intend to establish a broader collaboration to strengthen their ability to offer the highest-quality care.
The research also found that women who had gonorrhea when they gave birth were nearly 20 times more likely to pass on CMV to their babies.
Hospital emergency rooms treat more than 170,000 children each year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries. What do parents and coaches need to know to protect their kids and players?
The initiative is “an excellent opportunity for UCLA Dentistry to further engage the Los Angeles community and improve oral health care for generations to come,” said the school’s dean, Dr. Paul Krebsbach.