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).
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ThermoSpas is in search of 12 chronically ill children to give specially-designed therapeutic hot tubs to in 2008.
Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods launched the Dr. Praeger's Kids Littles line of frozen, fun-shaped, bite-size spinach, broccoli, sweet potato and potato pancakes in time for back-to-school season. The sensible frozen food leader also is proud to announce new veggie meatballs, several new bite-size appetizers (broccoli, potato, sweet potato and spinach) and a gluten-free veggie burger.
FDA is warning consumers not to consume Baby's Bliss Gripe Water, apple flavor.
Infants and children receiving artificial heart-valve replacements face several repeat operations as they grow.
FDA has approved the expanded use of MedImmune's FluMist (Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal) in children two to five years of age.
FDA warned Procter & Gamble for making unlawful claims about its Vicks Early Defense Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Early Defense) product for school children.
New mothers mistakenly think that changing their dietary habits alone will make them and their children one with nature.
HopeLab launches Ruckus Nation, an international online idea competition to get kids moving.
Health Protection Agency has today published a report summarising current initiatives which address children and young people's environment and health issues in the UK .
Now that school is back in session, on-line use will likely increase by children to research reports, communicate with teachers and friends or just play interactive games.
Newsweek in its current issue profiled Francine Kaufman and Anne Peters, both physicians and researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine who are working to prevent diabetes among at-risk populations and find "innovative treatments" for those who have the disease. Kaufman treats children with diabetes and heads the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, while Peters focuses on adults with diabetes.
Beginning this month, a new educational campaign will teach children ages 6-12 healthy habits both at home and at school.
Health Canada is warning Canadians that children may be exposed to lead if they chew, suck on or swallow zipper pulls or cellphone charms which contain high levels of lead. The zipper pulls and cellphone charms were sold at Dollarama stores in Canada between July 2006 and August 2007, and have been voluntarily recalled by Dollarama.
To date, no cases of lead poisoning from these zipper pulls or cellphone charms have been reported in Canada.
Governor Rod R. Blagojevich kicked off a statewide Back-to-School All Kids outreach campaign to help every family in Illinois get healthcare for their children before the new school year begins. This year, Staples, the world
"Psoriasis Cure Now" released updated resources to help parents of children with psoriasis as their kids head back to school.
New Mexico Health Department Department of Health to provide more than 11,000 immunizations in a month-long push to get children immunized in time for them to start school.
New Mexico Department of Health to kick off a statewide educational outreach campaign promoting the importance of the new child helmet safety law.
The nation's childhood immunization rates remain at or near record levels for routinely recommended vaccines.
With the new school year set to begin, Health Canada and Amscan Canada announce a voluntary recall of Favor Set brand pencils due to a high lead level in the coating of the pencils. Under the Hazardous Products Act , pencils with more than 600 mg/kg of lead in the applied coating are prohibited from being sold, imported or advertised in Canada. Pencils that have already been purchased should immediately be taken away from children.
About 77% of young children nationwide received all vaccinations recommended by CDC in 2006.
NHS policy changes may be contributing to problems recognising serious illness in feverish young children.