Nationwide Children's Research News

Pinterest Homemade Sunscreens: A Recipe for Sunburn
May 20, 2019

Pinterest Homemade Sunscreens: A Recipe for Sunburn

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Brooks College of Health at University of North Florida examined how homemade sunscreens were portrayed on Pinterest.

May 20, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dedication of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

WHAT: The dedication of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and announcement of the Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:30 a.m. – Media Tour of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute 11:30 a.m.

May 17, 2019

Study Finds Narrowing Gender Gap in Youth Suicides

New research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital finds a disproportionate increase in youth suicide rates for females relative to males, particularly in younger youth aged 10-14 years.

May 16, 2019

Weight-Loss Surgery in Teens with Severe Obesity Offers Greater Benefits Than Waiting Until Adulthood

For those with severe obesity, bariatric surgery offers a safe and meaningful impact on weight, metabolic and cardiovascular health for adults and adolescents. Now, a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that adolescents who underwent gastric bypass were more likely to experience a complete remission of diabetes and hypertension by 5 years after surgery compared to adults — who also had severe obesity as adolescents — who underwent the procedure.

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have More Than Doubled in Teens, Young Adults
May 01, 2019

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have More Than Doubled in Teens, Young Adults

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the U.S., and more than tripled for girls and young women.

Apr 29, 2019

Suicide Rates Spike Nationally Among Youth After “13 Reasons Why” Release

A recent study revealed approximately 195 more youth suicide deaths than expected were associated with the television series “13 Reasons Why” in the nine months immediately following the series release.

Apr 01, 2019

Anne M. Connolly, MD, Named Division Chief of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Anne M. Connolly, MD, has joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as division chief of Neurology and a member of the Center for Gene Therapy.

Mar 13, 2019

National Survey of Emergency Department Management of Self-Harm Highlights Successes, Room for Improvement

In a study published today in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital describe the results of a national survey to evaluate how frequently evidence-based management practices are used in EDs when treating patients who present for self-harm.

New Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Kratom Exposure
Feb 21, 2019

New Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Kratom Exposure

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 1,800 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to kratom from January 2011 through December 2017.

Study provides new clinical guidance that avoids painful tests for infants with fever
Feb 18, 2019

Study provides new clinical guidance that avoids painful tests for infants with fever

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections.