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Persistent Organic Pollutants May Affect Child Growth and Development through Placental Thyroid Hormones

Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is associated with thyroid hormone (TH) levels in placenta, which could explain how exposure to these chemicals affects child growth and development, according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Zhong-Min Li, MSc, and Meri De Angelis, PhD, both of Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Research Center for...
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Deep in the Heart of Texas

SisleyHeadshot Pediatric endocrinologist Stephanie Sisley, MD, at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston talks to Endocrine News about her research looking at genetic causes of obesity in children and why diet and exercise are simply not enough for these patients.   For children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 years, the prevalence of obesity...
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Getting the ACT Together: Tumor Database Improves Pediatric Care

stjude_fiftyfacts_625px The International Pediatric Adrenocortical Tumor Registry is a database for young patients afflicted with these rare tumors. The result has created more personalized and targeted care as well as benefited the patient’s families and their physicians. Last October, the Journal of Clinical Oncology published a paper that described the clinical features and outcomes in children with...