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Child Health and Safety

Skepticism of Flu and Other Vaccinations

Flu shots and other vaccines

Families and societies have faced cycles of deadly diseases, including pandemics, for centuries with profound effects on the perceptions and realities of unseen threats. Since the 16th century, influenza pandemics have occurred at intervals ranging from 10 to 50 years. In the 20th and 21st centuries, three outbreaks of pandemic flu happened. In 1918 it was Spanish Flu with 20% to 40% of worldwide population ill and estimated 50 million people died. In 1957 an influenza virus originated in East Asia that killed between one and two million. Then in 1968, a similar flu virus originated in Hong Kong that resulted in between one and four million deaths. More recently, in the spring of 2009, spreading fast in Mexico and US, the world was rocked with another health crisis; H1N1 (Swine Flu). This study proved that there is limited benefit from flu vaccination given each year but it is better than no help at all (Aylesworth-Spink, 2017).

Top 10 Pedestrian Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents and Maximize Safety

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian accident fatalities are unfortunately on the rise. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes in 2016. Here are the top 10 pedestrian safety tips that you can implement as a pedestrian to minimize the risk of an accident. Fortunately, pedestrian accident attorneys are available to help you fight your battles should the need arise!

3 Ways To Boost Your Child’s Immune System Naturally

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If you are a parent, its likely that you feel more helpless than ever against your child's increasing chances of getting frequent colds and flu. In fact, it has almost become accepted by both practitioners and parents alike that children will catch every childhood disease under the sun, but that doesn’t have to happen.

Children in Oregon Who Have Missed Some Vaccinations Will Be Sent Home From School

Oregon Mandatory Vaccination

Many schools in the United States require for their students to be properly vaccinated. In Oregon, schools are making the requirements stricter. Those students who are not up-to-date on their vaccinations will no longer be allowed to go to school starting on February 21st. Some of these required vaccines include: whooping cough, polio, chicken pox, and measles. Local health authorities notify parents of students if their children are not up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles

Natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles

Undescended testicles in male children is a disease called Cryptorchidism. According to ‘My Virtual Medical Centre,’ it affects one in twenty term males, and one in three pre-term males. The procedure undertaken to treat this condition, if it has not resolved by 6 months, is to administer the patient with hormones or perform a surgical repair. But, there are certain natural approaches that may help male children with undescended testicles. These include using foods and other natural remedies that will help regulate hormones.

5 Healing Natural Remedies For Kids That Work

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To many parents, natural remedies are a safe first defense against the scrapes, bruises, viruses and bacterial infections of childhood, instead of over-the-counter products and pharmaceuticals with their sometimes, risky side effects. These natural remedies for wounds that won't heal as well as effective natural preventatives for viral and bacterial infections are useful in helping to treat your children at home.

Roblox is being used to sexualise children, according to recent reports

Roblox is being used to sexualise children, according to recent reports

Roblox is a multiplayer online social gaming platform published in 2006, as of 2016 Roblox has more than 30 million active monthly players and though it was designed to be family friendly, players can add other people in the game to their friends list, and this is where the problem lies. Because, according to recent reports, Roblox is being used to sexualise children.

Here Is Why Children Only Eat One Food From Their Plate

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Watching your child eat is sometimes an exercise in frustration and patience, since children don't usually eat everything that's on their plate. Preferring to eat only one food from their plate at meal time needn't worry you. Surprisingly, eating this way is natural for you child and has some welcome health benefits.

The One Reason Oatmeal May Be Bad For Your Children

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Oatmeal benefits have been marketed as a cholesterol-free health food for decades. They have also been marketed as a quick and popular breakfast food. Oatmeal warms you in the morning and keeps your child feeling full for hours, but did you know eating oatmeal incorrectly can have some unintentional side effects for you child’s digestion?

Charlie Gard’s Parents End Heartbreaking Legal Battle

Charlie Gard End Legal Battle

The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have issued a statement today, saying that they will end all legal proceedings in the battle for their son’s life. “We’re about to do the hardest thing that we’ll ever have to do,” Charlie Gard’s parents said before spending their last moments with their son.

Keep Holding Your Baby: Why Babywearing Is Best For Everyone

Baby Carrier Sling

"If you hold that baby all the time, you’re going to spoil her!" New moms and dads have all had that annoying friend, relative, or neighbor who insists that they are holding the baby too much, and issues the dire warning that they are on the fast track to spoiling the baby. These comments are definitely upsetting, especially in the first days and weeks of parenting, when stress, sleep deprivation, and hormones make a new mom second guess everything she is doing.

US Lawmakers Vote to Grant Charlie Gard and Family Permanent Residency “to Fly to America for Treatment”

Charlie Gard Granted Permanent US Residence

Charlie Gard has had a busy week. In the latest development in his ongoing legal battle, US lawmakers have voted to grant Lawful Permanent Resident status to Charlie and his family to allow him “to fly to America for treatment”.

5 Little Known Signs That Your Baby Has Indigestion

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Everyone knows babies don’t come with instructions and sometimes this can make it difficult to figure out exactly what their needs are. Many a new mother, as well as an experienced mother, has had problems deciphering exactly what a baby needs and often figures this out by trial and error. That being said, babies have relatively basic needs that some new parents tend to complicate or attach their own experiences to. While this is only natural, pacing and pouncing a baby to sooth them, for example, might not be the best remedy to calm an ailing child. While you may feel better doing "something" to calm your child during an uncomfortable episode, little is being done to address the root cause. Instead this is a time to deal with the underlying problem, so that you can fix it.

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