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).
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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.
More than a third of children live within a mile of their schools, yet only half of those students regularly bike or walk to class.
New Mexico Department of Health is reordering children's vaccine that was lost due to a malfunction in one of the Department's refrigerators.
Infants and toddlers on airplanes are safest in a car seat with a harness in case of turbulence.
Compared to national statistics for the previous year, there has been an increase in the percentage of children living with at least one working parent.
After a first childhood urinary tract infection (UTI), daily antibiotics may not prevent another such infection, and may actually increase the risk that the next urinary tract infection is caused by resistant bacteria.
Dallas County Health and Human Services encourages parents to come in early and update their children's immunizations.
The Wall Street Journal examined criminal investigation of the pediatric device company NuMed and its President and CEO Allen Tower.
150,000 pound funding to ensure that children who have complex health-care needs can be cared for in their own homes.
Parents and caregivers are now required by law to secure their children properly while riding in a vehicle, at least until the child's eighth birthday.
MedImmune is dosing at-risk children six months to 24 months of age in a Phase 1 trial of a vaccine designed to help prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV-3) infections.
Various Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys are being recalled because they contain lead and should be taken away from children immediately.
Journal of the American Medical Association focuses on children and includes studies on chronic disease, diabetes and obesity.
Children's wants to remind adults about the dangers allowing kids to play with fireworks and asks everyone to leave them to the professionals.
The increased incidence of chronic conditions among American children predicts serious strains on health care and social welfare systems in the future.
No sound evidence supports weight monitoring to identify and treat obese children.
Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, announced the launch of on-line consultations to gather opinions from Canadians on the health issues of Canada's children and youth.
A new definition to identify children and adolescents at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.
The Superior Baby Monitor uses digital enhanced cordless telecommunication that automatically selects an unused frequency band from 60 different channels for optimal clarity and security, so that you can monitor your baby without signal interference.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and RC2 Corporation have recalled 1.5 million Thomas the Tank Engine trains and parts because they are colored with lead paint.