Children with a kidney cancer known as Wilms’ tumour, who are at low risk of relapsing, can have their chemotherapy reduced. This finding comes from a European-wide trial that studied the drug doxorubicin.
Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible heart problems in later life, reports a team led by researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Children at risk for eating disorders on average have a higher IQ and better working memory but are less able to control automatic thoughts, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH).
A cochlear implant is an electronic system that stimulates the auditory nerve directly, bypassing the hair cells in the cochlea. The Cochlear Implant Programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of around 20 in the UK and to date has carried out over 500 cochlear implants.
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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.