Polio Is Back. Here ’ s How to Keep Yourself Safe
Until recently, polio had been a relic of history in the U.S. Once a scourge that paralyzed or killed up to tens of thousands of children every year, the U.S. declared the disease officially eradicated in 1979, thanks to widespread vaccination. But polio is back. On July 21, the New York State Department of Health announced a case of polio in an unvaccinated man in Rockland County. Poliovirus has since been found in wastewater in both Rockland and neighboring Orange County, as well as in New York City. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The development has led to justified alarm. “Even a single case of pa...
Source: TIME: Science - August 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- It ' s well known that exposure to lead can harm young children ' s brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children. The study, of close... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

89% of U.S. adults agree having dental insurance provides peace of mind according to Delta Dental study
OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental insurance continues to support optimal health as highlighted in the recently released 2022 State of America ' s Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S. adults and parents of children ages 12 and younger also inform how adults who have dental insurance recognize the emotional and financial benefits that come with having dental coverage. A few highlights from this year ' s report include:Advantages of dental insurance ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Refugees Face Often Neglected Mental Health Challenges – Report
Refugee tents in a camp in Greece. UN report shows refugees may be affected by poor health outcomes. CREDIT: Julie Ricard/Unsplash) By Juliet MorrisonUnited Nations, Aug 16 2022 (IPS) While refugees globally face insecurity and uncertainty, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights that they also face poorer health outcomes. The World report on the health of refugees and migrants, published on July 20, 2022, was the first to survey studies of various refugee health outcomes, including mental health. The report highlighted that refugees are not inherently less healthy than host populations but that various so...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliet Morrison Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report mental health Source Type: news

Of many a smutch ’d deed reminiscent
Welcome to my final blogpost as the 2022 Hysteria Writing Competition’s Writer In Residence. Over the last few posts, I’ve written about following the guidelines, getting started, and revising and editing your creative writing. In the last blog, one of the things I talked about was what to do with a piece that just isn’t quite there, with lots of suggestions for developmental edits. I promised that for this blog, I’d write about a different kind of revision process, often called ‘polishing’ a piece, and titling your work. Since writing that most recent blog post, I’ve read more than 100 stories for a ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 15, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: El Rhodes Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2022 writer in residence Source Type: news

Ghana: President Launches New 10-Year National Youth Policy Framework in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the new policy framework to guide the implementation of interventions geared towards youth development for the next decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 15, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: On Acute Kidney Diseases Among Children!
[The Point] Promoting healthy lives and guaranteeing the well-being of all citizens is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other - COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, thereby making lives unbearable for communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Predictors of problematic adult alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use: a longitudinal study of two samples - Lansford JE, Goulter N, Godwin J, McMahon RJ, Dodge KA, Crowley M, Pettit GS, Bates JE, Lochman JE.
This study examined whether a key set of adolescent and early adulthood risk factors predicts problematic alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use in established adulthood. Two independent samples from the Child Development Project (CDP; n = 585; 48% gir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between bullying victimization and subjective well-being among children: does the role of child religiosity matter? - Massarwi AA, Gross-Manos D.
Bullying is a major risk factor for poor psychological development for both children and adolescents worldwide. The current study, based on data from the International Survey of Children's Well-Being (ISCWeB), explores the association between bullying vict... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Consistency of gender identity and preferences across time: an exploration among cisgender and transgender children - H ässler T, Glazier JJ, Olson KR.
While considerable research has examined gender development in middle childhood, little longitudinal work has been conducted at this time to indicate whether, for example, youth who show more or less gender conformity at one point continue to do so later. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Specific type of childhood trauma and borderline personality disorder in Chinese patients - Wu Y, Zheng Y, Wang J, Zhang T.
BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment (CM) is a known risk factor for the development of mental disorders. An extensive body of literature about CM and mental health has been developed in wealthy countries, but information about this connection is lacking in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Training and profiling a pediatric facial expression classifier for children on mobile devices: machine learning study - Banerjee A, Mutlu OC, Kline A, Washington P, Wall D, Surabhi S.
BACKGROUND: Implementing automated facial expression recognition on mobile devices could provide an accessible diagnostic and therapeutic tool for those who struggle to recognize facial expression, including children with developmental behavioral condition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Caregivers' everyday moral reasoning predicts young children's aggressive, prosocial, and moral development: Evidence from ambulatory assessment - Essler S, Paulus M.
Developmental theories have proposed caregiver reactions, in particular caregivers' moral reasoning with their children, as crucial factors in children's developing morality. Yet, empirical evidence is scarce and mainly restricted to laboratory contexts. H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interracial couples' experiences with coparenting school-aged mixed-race children - Lengyell M, Weststrate NM, Moodley R.
OBJECTIVES: Fostering positive racial identities in racialized children is associated with several indicators of optimal development. There is little research investigating the socialization processes through which interracial parents meet this need for th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Refugee children's mental health and development - a public health problem in Europe - Montgomery E.
Knowledge about refugee children's mental health has developed considerably during the last 30 years. From believing that children's reactions largely depend on their parents, it has become clear that children are influ-enced both by their own experiences,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news