A total of 1608 Lambton County students (1177 Elementary and 431 Secondary) face suspension as early as May 31, 2007 because of outdated immunizations.
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Child Health and Safety
Smoking, drug abuse and obesity are the top health concerns among adults regarding children in their communities, shows the new University of Michigan report, but the results of adult concern on child health vary based on race and community.
Children riding school buses are exposed to high concentrations of fine particulates and other toxic substances from the buses' own emissions that enter the cabin.
Children of women who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy appear to be at a greater risk for lower IQ.
The new Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator from Realityworks offers a high-impact lesson about the permanent brain damage that occurs from shaking a baby out of frustration.
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health reveals top 10 health concerns for children; Internet safety, school violence, teen pregnancy also make list.
Children and teenagers in New Orleans with chronic medical conditions at the time of Hurricane Katrina were more likely than other children to have worsening of physical and psychological symptoms, develop new symptoms, miss doctor appointments and run out of medications in the wake of the disaster.
Nearly 60 percent of all school-aged children, ages 5-11, in St. Mary's County participated in a statewide influenza vaccination program, making St. Mary's County the state's leader in providing influenza protection for this age group.
St. Mary's County Health Department is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with The Kiwanis Club of St. Mary's County aimed at providing education about public health and safety to children.
Wisconsin is reminding parents and guardians to protect their children against serious disease by vaccinating them on-time with all recommended immunizations.
Kentucky Family Services is making several changes to the state's child protection services practices to improve the equity of the process for families and ensure the best outcomes for children in state foster care.
Researchers have localized two new genes that are associated with fever-related seizures that occur in infancy and childhood.
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Heath finds 10 percent of kids have used retail clinics for health care, 15 percent expected to use them in the future.
Shaken Baby Syndrome can lead to disabling, long-term health problems for the child, even death.
Nickelodeon and the National Football League are teaming up to promote health and wellness among the nation's kids. In a new partnership, the NFL will become a key supporter of Nickelodeon's "Let's Just Play" campaign, the network's health and wellness initiative.
The Florida Department of Health acknowledges April 21-28, 2007 as National Infant Immunization Week, an annual campaign highlighting the importance of providing appropriate immunizations to every child by the age of two.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is one of the most common causes of death by physical abuse to children in Florida.
The North Dakota Department of Health and Coal Country Community Health Center are working to ensure easy access to vaccinations for underinsured children through the federal Vaccines For Children Program.
Turn Off The TV Screens Week is back, calling on families across London and Middlesex County to put down the remotes, get up and get active.
The case for bicycle helmet legislation just got stronger.
Columbus Public Health recently released a report for the Franklin County Child Fatality Review that outlines the causes of death for children under 18, and offers recommendations to healthcare providers, parents and the community to prevent future deaths.
The Southern Nevada Health District will urge all parents and caretakers to review and update the immunization records for their children during National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28.
This is the first nation-wide study of child health in relation to air quality to be conducted in Australia.
The County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services receives an average of 17,000 reports of child abuse a year.
As kindergarten screenings get underway across South Dakota, the Department of Health is reminding parents that a second dose of chickenpox vaccine will be required for kindergarten entry this fall.
Following the fatal shooting of dozens of students at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the wounding of several other people, the national children's crisis charity KidsPeace and local children cope with the aftereffects of the situation, as well as advice and perspective to the media.