Boy with genetic condition needs a stem cell match

Parents in desperate search for a stem cell donor to help their five-month-old son beat a rare illness ‘which doctors thought was cancer’ Daniel McAvoy, of Huntington in Cambridgeshire, has Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome The crippling condition is thought to strike as little as one in a million children  Daniel spent 11 days…

Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers—one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator—when symptoms occur. This is in contrast to the traditional method of using the steroid…

Improving mental health of young people with cancer

More research is urgently needed to improve the mental health of young people during and after cancer treatment and improve their access to clinical trials, concludes a new study published in the journal BMJ Open. In the first study of its kind, involving researchers from the University of Surrey, young…