Questions Abound as Pediatric Clinical Trials Move Overseas
The majority of pediatric clinical trials conducted under a Congressional provision granting patent extensions to pharmaceutical companies in exchange for performing research on drug safety and efficacy in children involve sites outside the United States, raising scientific and ethical questions, according to researchers at Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Aug. 23, 2010
ADHD Medication Not Found to Increase Genetic Damage
Two widely prescribed medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not cause genetic damage associated with an increased risk for developing cancer, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Nov. 19, 2008
Vaccinating Family Members Offers Important Flu Protection to Newborns
Vaccinating new mothers and other family members against influenza before their newborns leave the hospital creates a “cocooning effect” that may shelter unprotected children from the flu, a virus that can be life-threatening to infants, according to researchers at Duke Children’s Hospital.
Oct. 26, 2008
Duke Researchers Show Reading Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight
It’s no secret that reading is beneficial. But can it help kids lose weight? In the first study to look at the impact of literature on obese adolescents, researchers at Duke Children’s Hospital discovered that reading the right type of novel may make a difference
Oct. 4, 2008