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Child Health and Safety
Almost two years after her son Kai nearly drowned, Liz Lewis continues to help educate parents about swimming safety and how to protect their children.
Fire safety and burn prevention educational programme has targeted thousands of children in schools and community groups, focusing on reducing the numbers of children injured with fire and hot liquids.
Children up to two years of age had the greatest percentage (28.6%) of elevator-related injuries. As the elevator doors closed mothers may not realize the vulnerability of babies in strollers or in their arms.
Illinois will receive $8.6 million in federal matching funds to provide a range of specialized services to almost 800 children with developmental disabilities.
Parents should be encouraged to limit the quantity of beverages high in energy and sugar because of their propensity to increase weight.
Utah Department of Health reports that, among Utah children ages 14 and under, drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death.
Kellogg Company is undertaking initiatives that further strengthen its commitment to meeting consumers' health and nutrition needs by adjusting what and how the company markets to children and through new front- of-pack nutrition labeling.
Children in the United States gain up to three times more weight during the summer holidays, and parents need to realize the negative health effects of a sedentary life.
Girl Scouts of the USA and Congresswoman Mary Bono joined forces on the issue of children's health by urging Congress to support the Improved Nutrition and Physical Activity Act (IMPACT Act), H.R. 2677.
New York City's child injury death rate is half the national rate, thanks mainly to lower rates of car passenger deaths and homicides.
Rockland County Department of Health announces that children's toys and jewelry are being recalled because they contain lead.
Adding to the evidence that maternal drug use can have lasting effects, young schoolchildren of cocaine-using moms scored more poorly on attention tests.
Healthy Happenings, a school program designed to help reverse an epidemic of physical inactivity and poor eating habits, is improving the health of children and youth in Lambton County elementary schools.
Autism Omnibus Proceeding in the U.S. Federal Claims Court has already evoked concerns over the handling and whitewashing of the Centers for Disease Control's Vaccine Safety Datalink.
Physicians at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have already seen an increase in admissions this year as a result of trampoline injuries and summer hasn't even officially started.
Parents of mercury/vaccine injured children, together with leaders and members of United Methodist Women, will gather at the Atlanta to call for the immediate protection of children from mercury- containing drugs.
The lazy days of summer may have a downside for American children. The average BMI (body mass index) of 5- to 6-year-olds increased more than twice as much during summer months compared with the school year.
Nebraska Department of Health has issued an emergency order immediately suspending the license of an Omaha child care provider.
Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced the implementation of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 across Illinois, allowing private schools to have access to national criminal records and information of potential employees.
Many parents may be planning to hand over lawn mower duty to their children this summer, however, this routine task can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken.
The car seat fitting program is celebrating the installation of over 5000 car seats since opening in 2004.