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Child Health and Safety
New law taking effect on Monday in Maryland makes children's car seat safety rules stricter.
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children, annually causing about 410,000 physician office visits, 205,000-272,000 emergency department visits, 55,000-70,000 hospitalizations.
Children's vaccine Pentacel, protecting against five diseases with one shot only, is approved by FDA.
Jardine Cribs Sold by Babies"R"Us Recalled Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jardine Enterprises, today announced a voluntary recall of Jardine Cribs that are sold in Babies "R" Us stores. Consumers should stop using recalled cribs immediately unless otherwise instructed, due to serious infant daners and risks.
Bassinet use in 2006 was nearly double what it was in 1992, and even though more than 45 percent of infants between the ages of 0-2 months use them, little is known about bassinet safety.
Children and adolescents in New Orleans will soon have more readily available access to mental health services with the unveiling of a mobile mental health clinic by NOAH.
The Baltimore City Health Department has issued a violation notice to a business prohibiting the sale of a children's jewelry product that was identified with a lead level in metal components above 600 parts per million.
Minister of Health further action to reduce wait times, with an investment of up to $9.8 million in a Canada-wide project aimed at ensuring more children requiring surgery will receive timely access to care.
Baby's skin is particularly sensitive during the first few months after birth, leaving it prone to a wide array of dermatological conditions. According to experts, new parents should be aware of the common skin issues seen in infants and how to treat or manage these conditions:
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash ruled that Georgia does not have the authority to deny or reduce health care services prescribed by a physician for child Medicaid beneficiaries.
New and expectant mothers do not know that some diaper rash can be so severe that it may require prescription drug treatment.
Whether it be for two hours or an entire day, millions of tweens will be left home alone this summer, despite their parents' concerns that they may not have the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe at home.
While the child health national treands have improved since 2000, there are still areas such as low-birthweight of children that much work need to be done.
Scientists presented evidence of the toxicity of a class of industrial chemicals known as phthalates. Found in many children's toys and childcare products, phthalates have been linked to serious health concerns including birth defects, early puberty in girls (a risk factor for breast cancer) and liver cancer.
In the past two days there has been two reports of Dry Drowning cases with very sad endings and parents with child care providers are warned to be watchful for the risks of dry drowning particularly during summer when unfortunately drowning cases are on the rise.
A new website provides background on the issue of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect of Jewish children. It helps identify, advocate for, respond to, and provide specialized services for children, adolescents, and adults who are suffering from the impact of child maltreatment. Although the Shofar Coalition is a Baltimore-based group, the information on the website is applicable to any Jewish community.
As pools open across the state, Safe Kids Kansas is offering a free tool to help parents keep kids safe in and around water this summer, the most dangerous time of year for kids. Drowning deaths among children ages 14 and under increase 89 percent in the summer over the average annual monthly rate. In Kansas, 36 children ages 0-14 drowned from 2000-2004 and 81% of those children were under age 5.