2019 Research in the News

View news clips below featuring the research, staff and advancements at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center.

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing girls are more likely to bully and fight with others, study says
CNN (12/27/19)

Study: Teenage Boys Who Witness Their Peers Abusing Girls Are More Likely To Bully And Fight Others
KDKA-TV (12/27/19)

Progressive gender views among teen boys could protect against violence: Study
ABC News (12/27/19)

'Woke' teen boys that believe in 'progressive gender beliefs' and equality between the sexes are LESS likely to be violent, study claims
Daily Mail (12/27/19)

Newsweek (12/27/19)

Slight hearing loss may affect kids' behavior, school performance
Reuters (12/2/19)

Beating AFM: UPMC researchers race to isolate virus
WTAE-TV (11/26/19)

Movement during class improves students' academic abilities
Reuters (10/21/19)

Are Ear Tubes a Scam? No, But the Tympanostomy Tango is a Dance.
Fatherly (10/11/2019)

Study: Hospital Readiness Key to Preventing Pediatric Deaths
U.S. News & World Report (8/23/19) 

Sexually active teens and young women report pressure to get pregnant, UPMC study finds
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8/17/19)

Going To The Doctor Can Be Difficult For People Who Are Trans And Non-Binary, Experts Say
WESA-FM (8/12/19)

Latina and black adolescents may be more vulnerable to reproductive coercion
NBC News (7/24/19)

Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated
Science Daily (7/17/19)

Registry aims to figure out why some kids are more likely to have asthma
WESA-FM (7/17/19)

Allegheny County Board of Health approves $300K for asthma study, $90K for trees
Tribune-Review (7/17/19)

Relationship abuse, like breaking condoms and hiding birth control, is ‘alarmingly’ common among teens, study suggests
Philadelphia Inquirer (7/15/19)

Pitt Study Finds Many Sexually Active Teen Girls Are Coerced To Become Pregnant
WESA Radio (7/15/19)

Many teen girls pressured by partners to get pregnant
Reuters (7/11/19)

Dr Dorothy Becker - Principal Investigator of TrialNet, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
KDKA-FM (7/1/19)

New drug delays onset of Type 1 diabetes for the first time
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (7/1/19)

Sequencing the genome of newborns in the US: Are we ready?
The Conversation (6/28/19)

Sleep training for your kids: Why and how it works
The Conversation (6/18/19)

Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies
U.S. News & World Report (6/17/19) 

Telemedicine not ideal for kids with respiratory infections
Reuters (4/9/19)

What’s Driving the Rise in Type 2 Diabetes in Kids?
U.S. News & World Report (4/9/19)

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds
Associated Press (4/8/19)

Telemedicine Tied to More Antibiotics for Kids, Study Finds
U.S. News & World Report (AP) (4/8/19)

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds
Washington Post (AP) (4/8/19)

Doctors are overprescribing medicine to kids through telemedicine visits: Study
USA Today (4/8/19)

Telemedicine May Be Giving Kids Too Many Antibiotics
Forbes.com (4/8/19)

Brainstorm Health: Brain Stimulation, GSK HIV Drug, Telemedicine and Antibiotics
Fortune.com (4/8/19)

Children may be overprescribed antibiotics in online doctor visits, NIH study finds
CNBC (4/8/19)

Kids Given Antibiotics More Often With Telemedicine
U.S. News & World Report (4/8/19)

Pitt study says doctors overprescribe meds to kids through telemedicine
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (4/8/19)

Pediatric telemedicine visits may lead to uptick in antibiotic overprescribing, study shows
Becker’s Hospital Review (4/8/19)

UPMC Researchers Working on New Vaccine
Erie News Now (2/26/2019)

Local researchers working on vaccine that could prevent common cold
WPXI-TV (2/25/2019)

UPMC Children's Hospital doctor predicts final AFM count in U.S. will be even higher
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/16/2019)

Tull Family Foundation gives $1.5 million to UPMC Children's Hospital
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/5/2019)

UPMC Children's Hospital receives $1.5 million from Tull family
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/5/2019)

Tull family donates $1.5M to Pittsburgh hospital
Pittsburgh Business Times (2/5/2019)

Researchers hard at work finding vaccine for Human metapneumovirus (MPV)
New Pittsburgh Courier (1/23/2019)