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Mom Shares Her Reality In Parenting A Child With Special Needs: 'It Feels Like Drowning'

Issues  3 May '17

Mom Shares Her Reality In Parenting A Child With Special Needs: 'It Feels Like Drowning'

Jamie Ingledue tells all of how taking care of a child with special needs feels too overwhelming.

Yellow Fever Vaccine To Run Out By Mid-Summer

Parenting  2 May '17

Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply In The U.S. To Run Out By Summer

CDC announced that Yellow Fever vaccine supply will most likely run out by July.

Smoking Maternal Grandmothers Associated With Autistic Traits In Granddaughters, New Study Finds

Moms  28 April '17

Smoking Maternal Grandmothers Associated With Autistic Traits In Granddaughters, New Study Finds

A new research strengthened earlier claims that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be linked to smoking and authors noted that smoking damages the DNA of mother's mitochondria.

New York Teens More Interested In Video Games Than Sex & Tobacco

Children  18 April '17

New York Teens More Interested In Video Games Than Sex & Tobacco?

There is a downward trend among teens who prefer sex and tobacco, as research show that New York highschoolers prefer video games more.

Families Face Challenges To Provide Care For Brazil's Zika Babies

Moms  6 April '17

Zika Virus Related Birth Complications Are Still On The Rise

Zika virus cases continually increase despite the end of the outbreak.

New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic

Health/Nutrition  27 November '16

CDC Changes Public Comment Request After Knowing Details About MMR And MMRV Vaccinations

he Vaccine Information Statements provide a list of potential side effects, because it’s necessary for people to be aware of what could happen from vaccinations.

Michelle Obama And Students Harvest White House Kitchen Garden

School Age  22 November '16

Handling Picky Eaters: Tips On How To Get Children To Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are often ignored by picky children despite their nutritional qualities that the growing body needs. What can parents do to make their kids eat more fruits and vegetables, then?

Massive Blizzard Hits New England

School Age  18 November '16

Winter Is The Most Dangerous Season For Children: Higher Risk Of Chronic Bronchitis & Pneumonia Feared

Winter months increase children's risk of developing cold and flu that can lead to more serious respiratory problems. Cold and flu in children caused by the winter season can lead to chronic bronchitis and lower respiratory tract infection such as pneumonia.

Wildflowers Bloom On First Day Of Summer After Record Rainy Winter

Infant  16 November '16

Babies & The Danger Of Sleeping For Long Periods In Car Seats: Potentially Deadly Breathing Problems Found

Babies who sleep for long periods in car seats have a higher risk of breathing problems that can turn fatal. Babies in a moving car aren't capable of preventing their heads from slumping forward because their neck muscles are not that strong yet.

Stride Rite Children's Group Fashion Showcase At petitePARADE In NYC

School Age  15 November '16

Colorado Student Bullied & Stabbed At School Helps Prevent Bullying By Giving Shoes To Fellow Children

Kyler Davila was bullied and stabbed in school but he aims to turn things around for his fellow children who are also being tormented. The Colorado boy is donating shoes to kids who are in dire need for them.

Moms With Strollers Rally On Capitol Hill Against Gun Violence

Infant  13 November '16

Miracle Baby Born With Brain Outside Of Her Skull Now At 4 Months Old After Doctors Said She’ll Die At Birth

The parents of Aniyah Todd were told that the baby won't live beyond her birth due to encephalocele but the infant defied all medical odds and has recently turned four months old. In the United States, one in 12,200 babies (or 340 infants annually) are born with encephalocele every year.

Children Receive Emergency Care At Pediatric Hospital

School Age  9 November '16

Paralysis Outbreak In Washington State: 8 Children Affected By Mysterious & Rare Debilitating Syndrome

A mysterious and rare debilitating syndrome has left eight children in Washington State paralyzed. Acute flaccid myelitis causes inflammation in the spinal cord, resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis.

Misconceptions Surrounding Eating Pork And The Swine Flu Lower Hog Prices

Health/Nutrition  31 October '16

Swine Flu Epidemic Blamed On Pigs In State Fairs: More Than A Dozen Children Infected

All of the 18 patients – 16 of them children – got the variant swine flu viruses after they visited agricultural fairs in Michigan and Ohio. A person with swine flu virus, which commonly circulates in pigs, displays several symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and body aches.

Immigration And Border Security Issues Loom Heavy In Upcoming U.S. Elections

Health/Nutrition  26 October '16

Vibrio Vulnificus, Flesh Eating Bacteria Reccently Killed A Man; Signs & Symptoms That You Should Know

Everything you need to know about this flesh-eating bacteria is right here.

Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues

Health  14 October '16

America’s Children & Adolescents, Among The Least Physically Fit Across 50 Countries

The U.S. is at the 47th spot out of 50 countries and Canada landed the 19th ranking. The top five nations with the fittest kids and teens are Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway and Japan.

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Body  29 September '16

Tracking & Detection Of Zika Virus Outbreaks & Symptoms Made Easy By Smartphone App Kidenga

A new smartphone app that helps track and detect Zika virus outbreaks and symptoms has been developed in the University of Arizona. The app is "a community-based disease detection system" that is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

HPV Vaccinations Back In Spotlight After Perry Joins Presidential Race

Health  28 September '16

Anti-Vaccination Mom Changes Tune After Putting Her Three Children ‘At Risk’ Due To Rotavirus

A mother saw proof of the dangers of having no vaccination after her three children fell ill due to rotavirus. Vaccines protect children from a host of diseases such as chicken pox, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, influenza, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, pneumococcus, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus.

The South West Faces Flooding As Wind And Rain Hit The UK

Body  15 September '16

Brain-Eating Amoeba In Maryland Kills Teenage Girl: ‘She Started To Lose Her Mind,’ Says Teen’s Boyfriend

The teen's boyfriend said she suffered from headaches, altered mental states, and was speaking gibberish days after she contracted the brain-eating amoeba. Naegleria fowleri causes an infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).

Swine Flu Vaccinations Get Under Way In Germany

Health  13 September '16

Flu Shots or Nasal Mist Vaccines ? Health Care Experts Reveals a Shocking Answer

Which one is more effective? Flu shots or nasal mist vaccines?

Berlin Hit By Measles Outbreak

Body  7 September '16

Pediatricians Recommend Against FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine; Flu Shots Still A ‘Significantly Better Protection’ For Children

Experts said that flu shots are the "best preventative measure" against influenza. Distribution companies have stopped offering the FluMist vaccine to pharmacies or clinics, with the latter either refusing to order the nasal spray or canceling their orders.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health  2 September '16

Zika Virus News: Worldwide Shortage Of Doctors Trained To Treat Babies With Zika-Related Defects Now A Pandemic Crisis:

There is a shortage of neurologists trained to care for babies with Zika-related brain damage, particularly in rural areas. Before the Zika virus outbreak, the United States is already in need of around 11 percent more neurologists than the ones currently operating in the country.

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Body  1 September '16

Zika Virus Outbreak Reaches Asia: Singapore Will Provide Free Testing For Women With High Zika Risk

Aedes mosquitoes, the main culprit behind the Zika transmission, thrive in Singapore. The mosquito specimen also spreads dengue virus, which the country also struggled with.

Mattel Launch Their New Apptivity Toys That Interact With iPads

Autism  31 August '16

Autism Can Be Diagnosed Early By Letting Children Play Games On Tablets & Smartphones

Children diagnosed with autism before they turn four years old have higher chances of getting successful results in treatment. Late autism diagnosis pushes parents to seek alternative and complementary autism medications, which are not that effective as behavioral therapy.

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