A gene known to influence mother-infant bonding – the oxytocin receptor - may also play an important role in our ability to remember faces, according to an international study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health.
Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat, according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) hosted the launch of the first UK Strategy for Rare Diseases which aims to build understanding of rare diseases, support patients and families and boost research to find effective treatments and therapies.
A clinical study by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has shown encouraging results in treating a type of neuromuscular disease known as Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome (BVVL) with the vitamin riboflavin.
The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. But the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, reveals research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Jan Filochowski has announced that he is to retire from the post of Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust at the end of the year. His decision comes after more than 38 years of dedicated service in the health sector.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) welcomed the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and more than a hundred high-profile employers this week as the Trust hosted the annual London Living Wage announcement.
In a study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Department for International Development (DFID) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Biomedical Research Centre, researchers have shown that starting children with HIV in Africa on antiretroviral treatments before the age of six increases their likelihood of not just surviving into adulthood, but surviving with a stronger immune system.
A study of children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has scientifically proven what parents have suspected for centuries – that lullabies really do help to soothe poorly children and reduce their perception of pain.
The symptoms of a 15-year-old girl with a rare disorder improved dramatically after just one day of treatment with the B vitamins biotin and thiamine administered by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Efforts to prevent deaths in children must focus on improving the quality of care for children with chronic conditions and their families, according to a major new study into child mortality launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
A meta-analysis of more than 2 million women led by researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health has revealed that women with a known history of anorexia at any point prior or during pregnancy have babies with a lower birth weight than healthy mothers.
His Royal Highness Prince Harry, patron of WellChild, the charity for sick children, recognised staff and patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with awards for their bravery and exceptional contributions.
Half of all UK seven year-olds are sedentary for between six and seven waking hours per day and half are not doing the recommended daily minimum of one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity, according to the latest findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.
The possibility of using animal parts to overcome human organ shortages moves one step closer following the successful transplant of rabbit skeletal muscle tissue into rats, by a team led by the UCL Institute of Child Health.
Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) are investigating a new treatment that could work alongside folic acid to boost its effectiveness and prevent a greater proportion of neural tube defects – such as spina bifida – in early pregnancy.
Great Ormond Street Hospital's work to achieve Zero Harm, along with its role as a leader and innovator in the field of Patient Safety, has been recognised by the awarding of the Patient Safety in Paediatrics Award at the HSJ and Nursing Times 2013 Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards.
Over 800 children in the UK die from injuries every year -between 50-70% fewer than in 1980, according to new research by the UCL Institute of Child Health. However, death from injury remains a major problem in adolescents, with boys aged 10 to 18 at the highest risk.
There is an article in today’s Guardian and repeated in various media online which claims that Dr Hilary Cass, who used to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, was prevented via a compromise agreement from raising concerns about patient safety. This is not correct.
The Friends Garden at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was the first to be highlighted in a new series of Hidden Gardens from around the world on ITV‘s This Morning. Gardener Diarmuid Gavin visited the hospital to discover how a hidden garden provides a tranquil escape from hospital life.
The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders has increased by 15 per cent since 2000, according to a new study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). The increase was more pronounced in males with incidences rising 27 per cent.
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in fetuses and newborn babies is virtually as accurate as a standard autopsy, according to a paper published in The Lancet.
A one-day symposium examining the complex ethical considerations around the use of new technologies and clinical practices related to reproduction and the treatment of neonates, children and adolescents drew 220 people from across the UK.
New 3D modelling techniques which could give a more realistic view of heart defects in patients are being researched at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London, thanks to a grant from Heart Research UK.
Nine-year-old Jack is one of 12 intrepid youngsters who made a remarkable contribution to medical science earlier this month. A former patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Jack, accompanied by his father Lee, trekked to the foothills of Mount Everest as part of a major study that aims to improve treatments for intensive care patients.
A new centre bringing together the country’s leading doctors and scientists to find effective treatments for children’s rare diseases has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of architects Stanton Williams.
A study led by researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) has found that convulsive status epilepticus (CSE), one of the most common seizures to occur in young children, is associated with developmental impairments.
Children with moderate to severe cystic fibrosis (CF) enrolled on a programme offering physiotherapy, dietary support and personal training sessions at their local gym, were found to spend less time in hospital receiving antibiotics, as well as boosting their exercise capacity.
The genetic cause of a rare condition which causes large moles to grow on the skin and brain before birth and which increases the risk of melanoma, has finally been identified in a study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Safe and Sustainable is a national review of children’s specialist heart services in England. Conducted by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT), which represents every PCT in England, the review concluded in July 2012 that Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) will lead the congenital heart networks in London and the South East.
A new survey from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has found that three in four parents (73%) with children under 5 mistakenly believe that child safety tops make medicines and toxic cleaning products child-proof.
Michelle was just eight years old when she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). In an interview with BBC News Online on 31 December 2012, she describes her life as a young person living with stiff and painful joints.