Normal brain growth curves for children developed childhood brain disorders, infections and injuries

IMAGE: Using brain scans from children across the United States, researchers developed normalized growth charts for how healthy brains should grow during the first 18 years of life. Image: view more  Credit: humonia/Image compilation: College of Engineering In the United States, nearly every pediatric doctor’s visit begins with three measurements: weight, height and head circumference. Compared…

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For pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease, factors associated with statural growth differ by sex

Growth impairment, a common complication of Crohn’s disease in children, occurs more often in males than females, but the reasons are unclear. Now, a physician-scientist from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian and colleagues at eight other centers have found that factors associated with statural growth differ by sex. Their recent publication, identified as the “Editor’s…

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