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Child Health and Safety
Oregon voters rejected a measure to increasethe state cigarette tax by 84.5 cents per pack to fund health carecoverage for uninsured children, the AP/Houston Chroniclereports.
The proposal would have provided health coverage for about100,000 children. Tobacco companies spent about $12 million to opposethe measure, which beat out spending in support of the measure by a 4-1margin. Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D) said, "What happened was the tobaccoindustry bought the election" (Danborn, AP/Houston Chronicle, 11/7).
Target is reducing PVC found in many of its products including infant products, children's toys, shower curtains, packaging and fashion accessories.
A two-year-old girl from Ahraria district of Bihar, Lakshmi Tatma, would undergo a 40-hour complicated surgery in Karnataka to get separated from her 'parasitic conjoined twin'. Lakshmi, known to be the girl with 8 limbs will have the surgery today in India.
Watching comedy shows helps children tolerate pain for longer periods of time.
Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brains aren't properly wired to process fast-changing sounds.
Communications disorders (CD) strike more than 6 percent of Utah children, constituting a major public educational and health concern.
Synagis is a monoclonal antibody that is the standard of care for prevention of severe lower respiratory tract infection due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in high-risk infants.
Teaching parenting skills could be an effective way to reduce childhood injuries.
About one million Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats Recall is prompted by serious head injuries.
A new system under development by a team of researchers will help children better cope with pain during difficult medical procedures.
The report also identifies gaps in U.S. preparedness for treating and caring for children during a possible pandemic flu outbreak.
Children and adolescents today are more likely to break a bone than their parents were.
The recent infant cold and cough products recall serves as a frightening, but important reminder that no medicine comes without risk.
Domestic violence is a universal problem that has no bounds and all too often young children and teenage girls are among Georgia's thousands of faces of victims.
CVS / pharmacy is removing oral over-the-counter infant cough and cold medicines from its stores as part of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's voluntary withdrawal of these products.
Children receive proper outpatient care 47% of the time. Three-fourths of study participants were white, 82% had private health insurance and all lived in or near large- or mid-sized cities.
Nyan and Lehka Pendyala, ages 8 and 6, will launch a kid-inspired and kid-driven campaign to increase awareness of unnecessary childhood blindness. Their ultimate goal is to raise $260,000 for a specialized pediatric eye care unit and training center in India, a project underway by ORBIS International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide.
The number of children taking prescription medications to treat gastrointestinal disorders has increased significantly in the past five years.
Baby Einstein toy block recall includes almost 35000 toys after the paint used on the toys were discovered to have excessive amounts of lead paint.
The National Children's Study is the largest study to be conducted on the effects of environmental and genetic factors on child and human health in the United States.
Williamson County and Cities Health District recommends that children help their parents develop emergency preparedness tools and plans.
Illinois Governor announced grant for the Illinois Get the Lead Out Program - Phase V to help protect children and families from dangerous lead-based paint hazards in the home.
The lack of thorough and reliable clinical data on the way medicines affect children requires strengthened safety monitoring and vigilance of medicinal products. This is the fundamental message of Promoting safety of medicines for children, released today by the World Health Organization (WHO).