Florida now following California in forcing toxic, deadly vaccines onto millions of children
(Natural News) A shocking new report from the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) reveals that Florida is now following liberal California’s tyrannical lead — along with 29 other states looking to usher in vaccine mandates this season. Over 100 bills targeting vaccine rights have been filed nationwide. While a select few are doubling down on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meghan Markle's trips to NYC, Morocco put spotlight on flying while pregnant
The Duchess of Sussex told well-wishers she is expecting her first child in April. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Obesity a Heartbreaker for Kids
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- Obesity and severe obesity have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for early heart disease. So says a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unplanned Pregnancies On the Rise Among Women in Lagos - Report
[Vanguard] When Mrs Juliet Adeniji had her fourth child six years ago she and her husband Kola decided to put a stop to childbearing. But in January last year when she missed her period for the first time in six years, she was shocked. Apparently, not expecting to be pregnant as she was following the natural method taught by their church counsellors, she did not that such a method was not as effective as modern contraceptives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu
-- Flu season is in full swing. Thousands of children under the age of 5 have been hospitalized for the flu in the last decade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC suggests following these precautions to protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu
Title: Health Tip: Protecting Children from the FluCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Blood Donation by Teen Girls May Raise Anemia Risk
Title: Blood Donation by Teen Girls May Raise Anemia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Adding Breakfast to Classrooms May Have a Health Downside
Title: Adding Breakfast to Classrooms May Have a Health DownsideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Green Space Good for Your Child's Mental Health
Title: Green Space Good for Your Child's Mental HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Obesity a Heartbreaker for Kids
Title: Obesity a Heartbreaker for KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

A follow-up study of mental health service utilisation in a cohort of 2433 sexually abused Australian children utilising five years of medical data - Guha A, Luebbers S, Papalia N, Ogloff JRP.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are well established links between child sex abuse (CSA) and a range of mental health adversities in the literature. However, there has been very limited examination of mental health care needs of CSA survivors, indicated b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brain response to mom's voice differs in kids with autism, Stanford study finds
(Stanford Medicine) For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom's voice is greatly diminished in children with autism, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases risk of ADHD among offspring up to 3-fold
(University of Turku) The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, showed an epidemiological study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, Finland. Globally, it is the first study in which the connection between fetal nicotine exposure and diagnosis of ADHD was shown by measuring cotinine levels from pregnant maternal serum specimens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New method uses AI to screen for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
(University of Southern California) Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), Queen's University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably, making it accessible to more children in remote locations worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An existing drug may have therapeutic potential in mitochondrial disease
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) New preclinical findings from extensive cell and animal studies suggest that a drug already used for a rare kidney disease could benefit patients with some mitochondrial disorders -- complex conditions with severe energy deficiency for which no proven effective treatments exist. Future clinical research is needed to explore whether the drug, cysteamine bitartrate, will meaningfully benefit patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis
(University of Toronto) Machine learning algorithm was able to sort children with arthritis into seven distinct types of disease according to the location of painful joints in the body in a way that was predictive of disease outcome. This will help physicians to better tailor treatment so that patients who are more likely to develop milder form of disease can be spared medications that can have serious side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lancet Oncology: Worldwide estimates suggest that nearly 1 in 2 children with cancer are left undiagnosed and untreated
(The Lancet) A modelling study published in The Lancet Oncology journal estimates that there are almost 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer annually, while current records count only around 200,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New mothers reduce their alcohol intake, but this change is short-lived
(University of Melbourne) Most women dramatically reduce their alcohol intake on learning they are pregnant, but by the time their child is five they are back to their pre-pregnancy drinking levels, a new international study has found.The research, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, reported little change in the drinking patterns of men on becoming fathers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child supplements 'mislead parents' over vitamin D
Few children's multivitamins give the recommended daily vitamin D dose, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children 'failed in first 1,000 days', says MPs
A group of MPs wants a "revolution" in early years support, including more health visitor contacts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 1 Hour of General Anesthesia Deemed Safe for Infants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results of GAS trial provides reassurance on general anesthesia and children's neurodevelopment (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxers face backlash as measles cases surge
Several states are considering laws that would make it tougher to opt out of child vaccinations as Congress plans hearings on outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Nearly HALF of breakfast cereals still contain too much sugar
Research by the campaign groups Action on Salt and Action on Sugar has found almost half of breakfast cereals in UK supermarkets are at least 22 per cent sugar, putting children's health at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multivitamin products for children lack sufficient vitamin D
Multivitamins do not contain the recommended daily dose of vitamin D and even some supplements ‘for bones’ contain low levels Related items fromOnMedica Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise UK lagging behind peers on child health Home cooked meals for infants not always healthiest Eating disorders start as early as age six Sleep deprivation in children linked to weight gain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Southern Specialties Voluntarily Recalls Bagged Green Beans and Butternut Squash Distributed in Southeast because of Possible Health Risk
Southern Specialties Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida is voluntarily recalling select bags of Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 26, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Three quarters of vitamin D products for children do not contain recommended dose
Academics based at the universities of Oxford and Southampton analysed dozens of vitamins aimed at children. The findings were published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Raised on Farms Avert Allergies Children Raised on Farms Avert Allergies
Infants exposed to a diverse environment and animals have bacteria in their gut microbiomes that protect against atopy and asthma, new research shows, offering clues to future treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Green Space Good for Your Child's Mental Health
Though the study could only show an association, the researchers found that high levels of green space present in childhood was linked to a lower risk of a wide spectrum of mental problems in adulthood, even after adjusting for other risk factors like financial and social status, the stress of urban living, and any family history of psychiatric disorders. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Flu Is Still Here And It ’ s Getting More Aggressive
BOSTON (CBS) — The flu is still here and, according to the CDC, it’s getting more aggressive. There are always multiple strains that infect people during any given flu season. Now officials say the most predominant strain is no longer a milder one, but one that is more severe accounts for almost half of all new cases. And there is still a lot more flu to come. The good news is that this year’s vaccine is more effective than last year’s, especially among kids, which is why vaccinating children is so important to stem the spread of infection. Since there is still flu out there, if you or your child ha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Flu Deaths Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

Influenza Season Still Moderate, But Numbers Continue to Rise Influenza Season Still Moderate, But Numbers Continue to Rise
Influenza indicators are still rising and seven more children have died, but the number of people who died from influenza was three times higher last season at this point, according to a report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Democrats want to lower the voting age as much as they can because children are easy to indoctrinate
(Natural News) At the same time that legislators in The Beaver State are trying to inhibit the freedom of residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights, Oregon is now pushing for children as young as 16 to be allowed to vote in local, state, and even federal elections. Clearly an effort to register more anti-gun... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swedish EMS Rises to the Challenge of Multiculturalism
“A young man might throw stones at a fire truck or an ambulance,” says Janina Sabra, 31, as she strides into her office at a youth center in rough-and-tumble east Gothenburg, Sweden. “But he won’t throw them at his friend—he won’t throw them at ‘Uncle Daniel.’” Sabra should know. The managing director of Person Behind the Uniform (PBU)—an innovative community outreach program designed to bring young people and first responders together—she has undeniable street cred. Forward thinking: Janina Sabra, managing director of the Man Behind the Uniform. Photo Mark...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark S. Weiner, PhD, JD, EMT-B Tags: International Top Story Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Shriners Hospital adds telehealth location in Kansas
St. Louis' Shriners Hospital for Children has partnered with Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas to create the organization ’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physicians and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

Shriners Hospital adds telehealth location in Kansas
St. Louis' Shriners Hospital for Children has partnered with Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas to create the organization ’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physicians and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

Newton Medical Center partners with Shriners to add telehealth location
Newton Medical Center has partnered with St. Louis ’ Shriners Hospital for Children to create that organization’s first telehealth location in Kansas.  The two entities say in a press release that the partnership will allow patients in Kansas and beyond to utilize equipment that will be housed at Newton Medical Center to connect with physician s and caregivers at the St. Louis hospital. The Shriners Hospital is known for its care in orthopedics, cleft lip and palate, spinal-cord injury rehabilitation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

Study bolsters link between prenatal nicotine exposure and ADHD
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have nicotine in their systems from smoking are more likely to have children who develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic Variant Tied to Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children
Novel susceptibility locus identified in the ERG gene for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Understanding recurrent tonsillitis
In children with recurrent tonsillitis, the bacteria that cause the disease trick immune cells into destroying each other instead of remembering the bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green Space Good for Your Child's Mental Health
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Living near a park, forest or other green space may protect your children's mental health later in life, a new Danish study suggests. Children who grow up in these natural surroundings have up to a 55 percent lower risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS child gender reassignment 'too quick'
A former governor of the Tavistock Centre calls for more "external oversight" of the clinic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They had abortions late in their pregnancies. These are their stories
Strangers have called them monsters, trolled them on social media and said their living children should be taken away. Their darkest moments are judged and politicized by figures who know nothing about them. They feel like involuntary pawns in an ugly, vicious game they didn't ask to play. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese kids heart disease, stroke risk may be higher, study says
Overweight children have up to three times higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease as they reach adulthood, a new report says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When to see a doctor if a child has a nosebleed
Nosebleeds are common in young children. Most nosebleeds are not a cause for concern, and it is usually possible to treat them at home by applying gentle pressure to the child ’s nose. However, persistent, recurring, or very heavy bleeding may require medical attention. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Childless women are 72% more likely to die of cancer than mothers
A study by The University of Klagenfurt, Austria, also found that mothers have half the risk of dying from infectious diseases, which may be due to their children exposing them to bacteria and viruses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding Breakfast to Classrooms May Have a Health Downside
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Some schools offer breakfast in the classroom to ensure that hungry children start the day with a full stomach so they're ready to learn. But this may have an unintended consequence -- it may raise the risk of childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Genetic Variant Tied to Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Genetic variations have been identified in the ERG gene that are associated with an increased risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in Hispanic children, according to a study recently published in Blood. Noting that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prenatal Care Inadequate for Moms With Child Taken Into Care
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Mothers with a history of having a child taken into care by child protection services have an increased risk for inadequate prenatal care in a future pregnancy, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in CMAJ, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3,000 practices at risk of GDPR breach due to new childhood vaccine data system
Over 3,000 GP practices are at risk of breaching the Data Protection Act due to a new childhood vaccination data system.  The BMA warned around 3,300 practices could be affected by the new extraction system, which is used to share data with the Child Health Information Service (CHIS).  The concerns revolve around the principle of data minimisation, which requires systems to hold the minimum amount of personal infromation needed to fulfil the purpose, but no more. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 25, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation Drug Not for Kids, FDA Says Smoking Cessation Drug Not for Kids, FDA Says
The FDA has ruled the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) should not be used in patients younger than 16 because of a lack of efficacy.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

All-terrain vehicle serious injuries and death in children and youth: a national survey of Canadian paediatricians - Gill PJ, McLaughlin T, Rosenfield D, Moore Hepburn C, Yanchar NL, Beno S.
BACKGROUND: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a leading cause of serious injury in children and youth. Certain Canadian regions have implemented legislation to promote safety, including age restrictions, mandatory training and helmet use. Jurisdictions with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news