Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan
Pakistani police: 5 children die of suspected food poisoning after family ate dinner at restaurant in country's south (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kids are striking over climate change because adults are too infantile | Richard Russell
As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ‘role models’?The children ’sclimate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war. Those on the left applauded them for their brave moral stand. Jonathan Freedland – not without basis –pointed to the strike as evidence that children were acting more like adults than the adults. But on the right the focus seemed to be on chiding them and telling them to get back to school – from the prime minister’s spokesperson to Toby Young, whosaw the children ’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Russell Tags: Children Climate change Environment Science Society Schools Education Young people Activism UK news Environmental activism Protest Politics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals
Researchers found traces of toxins in the blood or urine of children living in homes with sofas containing flame-retardant chemicals or vinyl floors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Do childhood experiences of parental separation lead to homelessness? - Moschion J, van Ours JC.
This paper investigates whether parental separation increases the likelihood of becoming homeless for disadvantaged households. Previous studies have only provided descriptive evidence for the general population suggesting that parental separations relate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

An up-to-date joint labor supply and child care choice model - Thoresen TO, Vatt ø TE.
Norwegian parents of preschool children base their care choices on a completely different choice set from their predecessor. Now there is essentially only one type of nonparental care - center-based care - and on the parental side fathers take a more pivot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The effect of prenatal stress on cooperation: evidence from violent conflict in Uganda - Cecchi F, Duchoslav J.
Are preferences endogenously determined in the womb? We play a public goods game with Ugandan children born during a conflict characterised by high civilian victimisation. Children whose caregivers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children's rationality, risk attitudes and field behavior - Castillo M, Jordan JL, Petrie R.
We investigate the relationship between risk attitudes, choice consistency and field behavior of children by conducting economic experiments with 1275 8th graders. Choices are not completely consistent with any of the economic theories we consider, however... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nursing staff at children ’s hospital to get NHS rainbow badges
Evelina London Children ’s Hospital and community services have introduced NHS rainbow badges for its staff to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Be Careful of ADHD Dx for Young Children
(MedPage Today) -- Give them time to grow, says Christopher Johnson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed to Kids
Semi-volatile organic compounds (or SVOCs) are widely used in electronics, furniture and building materials, and can be detected in nearly all indoor environment. Human exposure to them is widespread. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children as young as TWELVE attempt suicide after study finds one in 13 youngsters develop PTSD
The figures, from King's College London, are some of the first to highlight the extent of trauma on young people's state of mental health. The large study is a 'wake-up call', researchers said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA May Step In If States Don ’ t Tighten Vaccine Laws
BOSTON (CBS) – Routine childhood vaccines are required to stay in school, but more and more parents are opting out for what they call personal or religious reasons. Now, the head of the FDA says the federal government may have to step in if states don’t strengthen their vaccine laws. Seventeen states allow families to skip vaccines for personal beliefs. Forty-seven states, including Massachusetts, allow religious exemptions. A child gets a vaccine. (WBZ-TV photo) As a result, we’re seeing outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases that were once eradicated, like measles. In fact, there have been at least 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Vaccines Source Type: news

Insecticide exposure can increase the likelihood of children getting cancer by 50%
(Natural News) Scientists are constantly learning more about what causes cancer, and most of us were exposed as children to some of these toxins before anyone knew they were dangerous. We can do better for the next generation, however, by spreading the word about what can cause cancer in children and limit their exposure from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A just state of affairs: philosophical reflections on justice, inclusion and the education of disabled children - McMenamin T.
In the current education policy environment, inclusion - that is the situation in which all disabled children and young people attend their local school and there is no alternative form of provision - is widely accepted as best representing a just state of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA OKs Turoctocog Alfa Pegol (Esperoct) for Hemophilia A FDA OKs Turoctocog Alfa Pegol (Esperoct) for Hemophilia A
Turoctocog alfa pegol is an extended half-life factor VIII molecule for treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding episodes and perioperative management in adults and children with hemophilia A.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Tobacco companies push sweet mini cigars on black teens
Cigarette smoking is down among US teens but vaping is up. More black teens are using sweet mini cigars and cigarillos, too, but the FDA has not acted against companies targeting black children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Similar Endotypes Identified for Pediatric ARDS and Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- Shared biology between children with sepsis, respiratory failure could predict mortality risk, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In world ’s worst humanitarian crisis, the miracle of a safe birth
JARDAN, Yemen – Over a million pregnant women and new mothers require urgent aid in Yemen, the site of the world ’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohsina was one of these women when she went into labour at the end of a complicated and painful pregnancy. Luckily, her story had a happy – and surprise – ending.Mohsina, 36, was already the mother of six children. She was expecting her seventh child in October, just after the family relocated to Shabwah Governorate.“During this pregnancy, I felt very heavy and had a lot of pain,” Mohsina remembered. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Help for nurses dealing with harmful behaviour in children
Fresh guidance has been launched to help nurses recognise and appropriately respond to harmful sexual behaviour in children. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Children's Mercy program's 'good problem' — it works, but needs more money
After Children's Mercy launched its Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP) in 2014, an app that uses telemedicine to monitor infants with a life-threatening heart defect, the goal was anything but modest: create a research database to help clinicians work together toward reducing the infant mortality rate. The CHAMP Multi-Site Registry is a live database of more than 300 babies who have used or are currently using the app. The system uses predictive analytics to help providers view the registry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Struggles to Eliminate Malnutrition
[Daily News] MORE efforts are needed to ensure that unnecessary deaths among children aged below five years are brought to an end. A recent survey shows that almost 41.7 per cent of children in Kagera Region are suffering from malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed on to Kids
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine, researchers have found. The new study included 203 children from 190... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists discover new type of immune cells that are essential for forming heart valves
UCLA researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical role in the formation of healthy heart valves. The findings could pave the way for new treatments for heart valve disorders, which can be caused by congenital defects, aging or disease.Their study, led by Dr. Atsushi “Austin” Nakano, a UCLA associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology and member of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, was published in the journal Developmental Cell.Building on previous research by Nakano, which showed that ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Child's obesity risk can start in the womb
University of Southampton scientists found fetuses experienced 'epigenetic changes' - modifications to their DNA - when their mothers gained more weight than recommended during pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer kids urged to stay home from school after teacher contracts rare infection 
A daycare worker at Pre-K & Play Academy, in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized and 'intubated' with rare, bacterial infection, but health officials wouldn't reveal the exact cause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Tang discusses ADHD
Julian Tang, MDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health challenges in the United States. Approximately 8% of children between the ages of 6 to 17 yrs. old have been diagnosed with ADHD with boys being twice as likely as girls to have ADHD.Does my kid have ADHD?This is one of the most common questions we get from parents and caregivers and the answer is not that straightforward. Children already have a wide presentation of temperaments, levels of physical activity, and focus levels. The brain also continuously develops and matures over time which affects a child &rs...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

5 Cognitive Biases That Explain Why People Still Don't Vaccinate
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children often fall prey to several common cognitive biases, experts say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Watts, Contributor Source Type: news

Morning Break: Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads; Harvesting Dead Children's Tissue?; Patient Data Exposed
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More than HALF under-fours didn't see a dentist last year and could be left with 'lifelong problems'
Guidelines advise taking a child to the dentist from the first signs of teeth, and once yearly afterwards. In England, 41 per cent of under-17s did not attend an NHS dentist appointment in 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

130 medicines in development for asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases
Millions of Americans suffer from respiratory diseases, including Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Together, these two diseases affect the day-to-day lives of over 40 million patients in the U.S. Furthermore, respiratory allergies affect 10 percent of children under the age of 18. Not only do these diseases impact day-to-day functioning, but they can also be life-threatening. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Asthma New Era of Medicine Source Type: news

The impact of housing instability on child maltreatment: a causal investigation - Marcal KE.
More than a half million children are confirmed as victims of maltreatment by the child welfare system each year. Children from unstably housed families are over-represented in child mal-treatment reports, and a growing body of evidence links housing probl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Factors contributing to parent-child interaction quality following mild traumatic brain injury in early childhood - Lalonde G, Bernier A, Beaudoin C, Gravel J, Beauchamp MH.
There is emerging evidence that parent-child interactions are affected by early childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI). These findings are of functional importance when considering the high prevalence of TBI in early childhood alongside evidence that young... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Do 5-month-old infants possess an evolved detection mechanism for snakes, sharks, and rodents? - Rakison DH.
The four experiments reported here used the preferential looking and habituation paradigms to examine whether 5-month-olds possess a perceptual template for snakes, sharks, and rodents. It was predicted that if infants possess such a template then they wou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

An enemy hides in the ceiling; pediatric traumatic brain injury caused by metallic ceiling fan: case series and literature review - Hoz SS, Dolachee AA, Abdali HA, Kasuya H.
We report a series of 29 pediatric patients who sustained head injuries due to metallic ceiling fans. They all were admitted to the Emergency Department of Neurosurgery Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, during January 2015 to January 2017. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A method of performance audit of constituent entities of the Russian Federation to prevent road accident injuries - Kuryanova O, Zhankaziev S, Gavrilyuk M, Rubtsov M.
Nowadays, deaths and injuries of people in road accidents represent an important issue of global healthcare. In the Russian Federation, main causes of death and disability among people of various age include road accident injuries. Such injuries are also h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

When daddy stalks mommy: experiences of intimate partner stalking and involvement of social and legal authorities when stalker and victim have children together - L økkegaard SS, Hansen NB, Wolf NM, Elklit A.
This study examined intimate partner stalking experienced by 196 mothers stalked by the father of their children. Respondents completed a questionnaire concerning experiences of stalking and level of support by the authorities. RESULTS revealed hig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk factors for child sexual abuse victimization: a meta-analytic review - Assink M, van der Put CE, Meeuwsen MWCM, de Jong NM, Oort FJ, Stams GJJM, Hoeve M.
Experiencing child sexual abuse (CSA) is a major public health problem with serious consequences for CSA victims. For effective assessment and (preventive) intervention, knowledge on risk factors and their effects is crucial. Here, the aim was to synthesiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children's exposure to physical abuse from a child perspective: a population-based study in rural Bangladesh - Atiqul Haque M, Janson S, Moniruzzaman S, Rahman AKMF, Islam SS, Mashreky SR, Eriksson UB.
BACKGROUND: Although child physical abuse (CPA) is considered as a major global public health problem, it has not yet been recognized as such in Bangladesh. Very few studies have assessed the prevalence and victims' characteristics of multiple forms of CPA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive and paroxysmal disorders in the long-term period of traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents - Zavadenko NN, Nesterovskiy YE, Kholin AA, Vorobyeva IS.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinical course and outcomes in children have peculiarities as the damage impacts brain, which growth and maturation are continuing. Thus, TBI interferes into normal processes of neuroontogenesis leading to negative consequence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned -- relaxed family time the day... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An entire class of agricultural pesticides found to damage the brains of children... IQ scores falling nationwide
(Natural News) If you’ve ever suspected that people are getting dumber by the day, new research has just proven humans really aren’t as smart as they used to be. Studies show that the average IQ score has been falling with every generation born after 1975 — and now, scientists believe that at least one pesticide... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabinoids found to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy
(Natural News) The use of medical marijuana is starting to gain more acceptance throughout the U.S., and researchers are constantly uncovering new benefits. One recent analysis shows just how promising it could be when it comes to addressing a challenging condition in children: epilepsy. Epilepsy is more common in children than you might think, with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Microbiomes of Children With and Without Childhood Caries Oral Microbiomes of Children With and Without Childhood Caries
How does the microbiota of saliva and dentinal lesions differ between children who are carie-free and those with severe early childhood caries?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Kratom poisoning surged 52-fold in six years as more turn to the herbal opioid alternative
In 2011, just 31 calls were made to US poison control centers for kratom. By 2017, that number had soared to 286, including calls for 11 exposures that turned fatal, a Nationwide Children's study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Maternal Mortality in Northern Nigeria Still At an Alarming Rate
[Guardian] Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world - not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, there are 19.9 million children in Nigeria and 44% percent of the population is below the age of 15. To put this in perspective: 11 out of every 25 Nigerians are children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study looks at seasonal and geographic trends in syphilis
(PLOS) Much of the public health impact of syphilis revolves around its impact on fetuses and neonates through the mother-to-child transmission of the disease. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now analyzed temporal and demographic patterns in gestational syphilis (GS) and mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of syphilis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Height gap with parents, not genetics, determines onset of puberty -- Ben-Gurion U. study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'A child who hits puberty earlier than his peers, but at a time consistent with a parental height gap model, should be considered 'healthy',' Dr. Limony says. 'We believe having the ability to determine normal ranges more accurately will reduce the need for unnecessary diagnostic procedures and help doctors better explain the emergence of early- or late-onset puberty to concerned parents.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds increase in calls to US Poison Control Centers for kratom exposure
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that there were more than 1,800 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to kratom from January 2011 through December 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children exposed to air pollution on their way to school have stunted cognitive development and memory problems, study finds
(Natural News) There is a possibility that polluted air may be impairing your child’s cognitive function. A new study finds that children who walk to school are exposed to a greater amount of air pollution and thus are at an increased risk of a weakened memory and slowed down cognitive development, as reported by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news