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Child Health and Safety
Underinsured U.S. children have less access to recommended vaccines than uninsured children
By the time they reached adulthood, graduates of an intensive early childhood education program for poor children showed higher educational attainment.
Chinese toys containing lead from Fisher Price recalled in Europe.
Kids in University Of Michigan Health System's summer NeuroRehab program working together to send school supplies to children in Kenya.
Doctors remind adults about the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars, even for a minute.
An advisory panel made recommendations to help enroll more children in KidCare and retain those already enrolled.
A 5-year-old with abdominal pain, nausea and fever may have appendicitis or any of a number of other problems. But how does the child's doctor decide whether to schedule an emergency appendectomy to surgically remove a presumably inflamed appendix.
Fisher-Price toy recall due to lead poisoning Hazard involves various figures and toys that were manufactured between April 19, 2007 and July 6, 2007 and were sold alone or as part of sets.
Miami-Dade County Health Department, Special Immunizations Program will be providing free Back-to-School immunizations to children.
Parents and caregivers are required by law to secure their children properly while riding in a vehicle.
Regular prescribing of antibiotics to children in the community is sufficient to sustain a high level of antibiotic resistance in the population.
WHO is releasing report highlighting children's special susceptibility to harmful chemical exposures at different periods of their growth.
New research shows steroid treatment no better than placebo for infants suffering from bronchiolitis.
A coalition of organizations is beginning a campaign to raise awareness about risks to infants when someone falls asleep with them.
A common steroid treatment often prescribed for kids with bronchiolitis has no impact on improving their symptoms or in reducing hospitalization.
Only 10 percent of girls and 25 percent of boys get the calcium they need in the 'tween' years, ages 9-13, to build peak bone mass.
CMS is failing to provide adequate access to physical and mental health services to children in foster care.
School-based sexual abuse prevention programs can teach children to recognize mistreatment and might increase self-protective behaviors.
HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Bill has objectionable provisions such as a measure to ban the use of childhood flu vaccines that contain thimerosal.
In the first study to examine how children talk about the time-related features of their experiences - when, how often, in what order events occur - researchers have found intriguing changes as children grow older.
PepsiCo further strengthens its commitment to meeting consumers' health and nutrition needs by redefining how the company markets its products to children.
Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil has been adopted by all 55 of CDC's Vaccines for Children Program immunization projects, the company announced Monday, Reuters reports (Krawskopf, Reuters, 7/16). VFC provides no-cost immunizations to children ages nine to 18 covered by Medicaid, Alaska Native and American Indian children, and some uninsured and underinsured children (Kaiser Daily Women's Health Policy Report, 5/8).
Public is advised to stop using the following consumer products: "Children's Butterfly Necklaces," "Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets".
Arkansas Department of Health has a firm plan to implement newborn screening for all 29 core conditions recommended by the March of Dimes by July 2008.