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.
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Child Health and Safety
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.
UK Care Services Minister, Ivan Lewis, presented a new self-assessment tool for commissioners of children's and young people's health services.
World Health Organization will immediately begin work to create a medicines list specifically tailored to children's needs.
Contact with baby turtles can pose a serious health risk to infants, small children, and adults with impaired immune systems as they can be natural hosts to Salmonella, a group of bacteria that can cause severe illness but rarely death.
Enrollment slots are still available for a summer program that can help children with speech, language or reading problems maintain progress they have made during the school year.
By the time they graduate from high school, Utah children will have spent more time sitting in front of televisions, computer screens and video games than in the classroom.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is alarmed that the soaring costs of vaccines combined with lower reimbursements from insurance companies will lead to the under-immunization of the nation's children and unnecessary outbreaks of preventable diseases.
Health Department of Nebraska has reached a major milestone by successfully completing all requirements of its federal child welfare Program Improvement Plan.
Set and enforce rules about keeping children's play away from windows, doors and balconies to help prevent an accidental fall or injury.
Infant immunisation with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has caused a 39 percent fall in all-cause pneumonia hospital admission rates for American children aged under two years.
Florida Department of Health joins agencies and organizations around the state in recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Will County Health Department reminds area parents that infant immunizations help by providing lasting protection against dangerous childhood diseases.
City of Pontiac middle school students are participating in an innovative program that targets infant mortality prevention efforts.
The Mississippi Department of Health announces two new requirements for childhood immunizations effective for the 2007-2008 childcare and school year.
Chemung County has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Kentucky announced a comprehensive project to target racial disproportionality in the child welfare system.
A significant step forward to protect children against hib pneumonia and meningitis chronic liver disease caused by hepatitis B can now be prevented. An estimated 1 in 25 child deaths will be averted.
Repeated use of products containing lavender oil and/or tea tree oil may cause prepubertal gynecomastia, a rare condition resulting in enlarged breast tissue in boys prior to puberty, and for which a cause is seldom identified.
Despite numerous studies showing the negative effects of obesity on everything from heart disease and diabetes to possible links with cancer, one in five American children is obese.
The Baltimore City Health Department has issued a violation notice to a business prohibiting the vending machine sale of three items of children's jewelry that were identified with a lead level in metal components above 1200 parts per million.
Toddlers engage in 'emotional eavesdropping' by listening and watching emotional reactions directed by one adult to another and then using this emotional information to shape their own behavior.
Parents, and especially mothers, who know more about plants and how to use them, have healthier children, independent of other factors such as education, market participation or acculturation.
The Will County Health Department is now offering two new weapons for use in the fight against potentially serious infectious diseases.
The unique facility based in the Department of Chemistry features experimental equipment to help primary and secondary school children to learn more about science in a hands on environment.
Parents are advised to stop using Children's Necklaces imported by Claire's Boutiques from China, because they don't comply with child health and safety requirements.