Cincinnati Children's News Releases

The Public Relations staff in the Marketing and Communications Department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is committed to providing the news media and families with the latest news and highlights about Cincinnati Children's and its efforts to improve children's health.

Recent News Releases

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Small Prizes and a “Smile” Increase Young Students’ Choice of Healthy Food Options at School

How do you get students to select a healthier school lunch that doesn’t contribute to obesity? Give them prizes and a “smile” to encourage them to choose a healthy food option. A Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center initiative resulted in an increase of more than 300 percent in selection of the healthy option when students in grades one through six were given small prizes for selecting it.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalent in Breastfeeding Arab Women and Infants

Arab women who are breastfeeding have a “very high prevalence” of vitamin D deficiency – a potential health issue for them and their babies, according to a new Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Genetic Variance Explains Poor Response to Common Asthma Medications

Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment – currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attack. Conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the study also identifies a genetic pathway that could open the possibility of new therapies for difficult-to-treat patients. The findings are reported April 21 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, published by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Singing a different tune: a scientific look at the changing voice of male singers

The first round of tests have been completed for members of the Cincinnati Boychoir who are part of a joint study with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to look at the changing voices of male singers.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - New Study Questions Role of Breast Milk in Obesity Prevention

A new study supports human milk as the optimal first food for babies, but the study raises questions about whether breast milk protects children from becoming obese.