Tag : U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facebook's Influence In Consumer Consumption Of News Growing

Pregnancy  17 November '16

Miscarried Women Pose With ‘Rainbow Babies’ In Viral Facebook Photo Symbolizing ‘Calm After Storms’

The six women, who are either pregnant or holding their young children, posed for a photo showcasing their “rainbow babies” or those who were born after their mothers had a miscarriage or stillbirth. The vibrant photo has gone viral and as of this writing, has generated more than 25,000 likes on Facebook, 19,789 shares, and nearly 3,000 comments.

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.

Candy Sales Prove To Be Recession Proof As Sales Rise

School Age  7 November '16

Restricting Children’s Sugar Intake: The Most Effective Tips For Parents

Parents aren't always around to limit their kids' consumption of sweets. How can parents restrict their kids' sugar intake then? Here are some effective tips from experts.

Doctors Warn That Anti-Depressants Can Lead To Suicide

Medicine  28 October '16

Cancer Treatment’s Side Effects On Mental Health: Anxiety & Depression Medication Common Among Survivors

A new study found that there's an uptick in anxiety and depression medication among cancer survivors. Patients who usually use antidepressants are under 65 years old, are whites, have public insurance and source for medical care, and have multiple chronic health problems.

50th Anniversary Of CPR Marked In San Francisco

Health/Nutrition  27 October '16

Heart Attack Rates In America: Which U.S. Communities Have The Healthiest, Weakest Hearts?

Some cities in the United States have many residents with healthy hearts and aren't susceptible to heart attacks. Others, however, have people with weak hearts and are prone to heart attacks.

Staten Island Neighborhood Grapples With Heroin Epidemic

Health/Nutrition  25 October '16

Drug Addiction Epidemic Best Curbed By Peer Recovery Specialists? How Shared Experiences Help

Peer recovery programs introduce peer recovery coaches or specialists to drug overdose patients while they're still in emergency rooms and maintain contact with them after they get discharged. Patients develop a bond and trust these coaches because they share the same experiences.

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.

New Law Seeks to Crack Down on Distracted New York Drivers

Behavior  7 October '16

Free Driving Course For Teenagers Aims To Lower Road Fatalities: Driver Safety & Real-Life Emergency Avoidance Offered

Driver's Edge prepares teenage drivers for the dangers they could encounter on the road. Participants are taught driver safety, real-life emergency avoidance, and response techniques, among others.

Louisiana 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Health  6 October '16

Lead Exposure Blamed For Gaps In Test Scores Between Children? Reading & Math Performance Affected

A new study found that preschoolers exposed even to low lead levels have low scores in reading and math tests. This could explain the existing gaps in test scores between children from various socioeconomic groups.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  4 October '16

Zika Virus Damage To Babies Go Beyond Microcephaly: Seizure-Like Activity, Painful Reflux, More Neurological Impairments Detected

Microcephaly is the most obvious indicator of Zika damage. The impairments, however, also include seizure-like activity, painful reflux and neurological impairments in a baby's motor skills, memory, language and social skills, among others.

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.

Kohl's Department Stores Hosts 'Healthy Family Fun Day' For Boston Children's Hospital Community

Autism  26 September '16

Autism And Exercise: Physical Activities Improve Autistic Children’s Motor Skills, Behavior, Attention, Social Communication & School Performance

Exercise and physical activities improve autistic children’s motor skills, as well as their attention and social communication skills, behavioral problems, and academic performance. Exercises such as yoga, creative dance, and robotics have positive results in people with autism.

Travel Destination: Heligoland Island

Travel  23 September '16

Couples Are More Likely To Divorce After Going On Family Vacations

A new study found that vacations tend to push troubled couples towards divorce instead of rekindling their love and commitment to each other. The number of divorce filings surged in March and August, which are months that follow winter and summer holidays.

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

Health  15 September '16

Weight-Based Discrimination And Bullying Among Middle School Students: Its Alarming Emotional Consequences

A new study found that weight-based discrimination and bullying suffered by middle school students are bound to have serious emotional consequences as adolescents grow up. Childhood bullying can have long-term and traumatic effects on a person's mental health, particularly in their emotional, psychological, and social developments.

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).

Protesters Demonstrate During The Republican National Convention

Medicine  10 September '16

Zika Virus In Florida: Miami Beach Completes Insecticide Spraying Against Mosquitoes After Public Protests

The predawn spraying of the insecticide naled against Zika-carrying Aedes mosquitoes was carried out on Friday morning by small planes. Officials are also spraying pesticide and larvicide on the ground in areas where mosquito populations flock.

World's Smallest Surviving Baby Makes First Public Appearance

Health  2 September '16

Premature Birth Delivery Risk Increases In Extremely Hot Or Cold Areas

A preterm birth occurs before a woman reached her 37th week of pregnancy. Babies born prematurely have higher risks of infant death and long-term health disabilities.

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.

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.

Brazil Continues Battle Against Zika Virus Ahead Of Olympic Games

Health  31 August '16

Zika Virus Infection Can Also Cause Hearing Loss In Babies Aside From Microcephaly & Eye Problems

Aside from microcephaly and hearing loss, babies infected with the Zika virus can also have eye defects and impaired growth. The Zika outbreak has already reached Florida in the United States, and in numerous countries and territories in the Americas.

Kansas City Chief Travis Kelce Surprises Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Kansas City With A Holiday Shopping Spree For #GivingTuesday

Autism  16 August '16

JC Penney Holds Special Back-To-School Shopping Event For Children With Autism & Special Needs

Kids with sensory sensitivities struggle in back-to-school shopping sprees where both children and parents alike clamor in malls. JC Penney developed this event in an effort to practice corporate inclusion and diversity program.

World Landmarks Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day 2016

Autism  15 August '16

Classroom Strategies & Interventions Help Children With Autism Achieve Academic & IEP Goals

Many people believe that autistic kids are averse to engaging and interactions. In reality, they want to participate in conversations but are discouraged from doing so because they have experienced recurring failures, so they stop trying. Some educators aim to address this problem.

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