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Mothers' work with solvents tied to higher autism risk for kids

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who are exposed to solvents on the job may be more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study suggests....
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How The Department Of Homeland Security Found Itself At The Heart Of Deep Moral Dilemmas

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The New York Times takes a look inside the agency that so often is the face of President Donald Trump's immigration strategy that has led to national outrage over how it is being implemented. Meanwhile, Border Patrol is investigating those involved with a secret Facebook group that included posts joking about migrant deaths. Other news from the border crisis focuses on the companies running the shelters, pediatricians' concerns over the health of children, and the conditions at the facilities....
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Babies As Young As 3 Months Old Are Being Held In U.S. Custody Without Any Parents At The Facilities

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A Center for Investigative Reporting report finds that a dozen children arrived at Child Crisis Arizona starting in mid-June, after it garnered a $2.4 million contract to house unaccompanied children through January 2022. It's unclear where the children's parents are. In other news from the crisis at the border: a momentary reprieve in arrests, a commemorative coin's connection to a toxic culture within Border Patrol, ICE raids, and more....
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20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday....
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Stricter gun laws tied to fewer childhood gun deaths

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - U.S. states with tighter restrictions on the purchase and use of guns and ammunition may have fewer children die from shootings, a new study suggests....
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Viewpoints: Failure To Take Care Of Children In Detention Centers Is A National Disgrace; Opioid Epidemic Requires Effective Addiction Treatment Not Just Temporary Fixes

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and...
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Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

Jul 13, 2019 , CNN Health
The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities....
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Epic Research Endeavor Reveals Cause Of Deadly Digestive Disease In Children

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nearly 10 years ago, a group of Israeli clinical researchers emailed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) geneticist Len Pennacchio to ask for his team’s help in solving the mystery of a rare inherited disease that caused extreme, and sometimes fatal, chronic diarrhea in children. N......
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Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be A New Diagnostic Indicator For Autism

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. Research by Susan Mayes, professor of psychiatry, found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70% of children with autism, which is 15 times more com......
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Flu Fact Sheet For Parents Increases Vaccination Rate In Children

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Young children are more likely to suffer severe, even life-threatening complications from the flu, but only around half of children in the US get the flu vaccine. A cheap and simple pamphlet about the flu, handed to parents in their pediatrician’s waiting room, can have a significant impact on the ......
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Researchers Awarded Grant To Study Obesity In Children With Spina Bifida

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Children with spina bifida, a congenital condition of the spine and spinal cord, have a higher rate of obesity compared to typically developing peers. One barrier to better prevention of obesity is accurately assessing body fat. Michele Polfuss is leading a research team in a $3.6 million federal g......
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‘Chaos' In The Home Linked To Poor Asthma Control In Children

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A chaotic household – one where things just don’t seem to run smoothly, there’s lots of noise, little gets taken care of in a timely manner, and where relaxation is difficult – as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to......
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AFM 'Season' Starts With 11 Cases, CDC Urges Docs to Be Vigilant, Report Early

Jul 12, 2019 , RxList
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) typically spikes in the late summer to early fall "season," but federal health officials are already warning clinicians to be on high alert for the paralyzing disorder, which has struck 11 young children so far this...
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Neighborhood and race tied to odds kids will receive CPR from bystanders

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
African American children from poor neighborhoods who suffer a cardiac arrest are among the least likely to receive CPR from a bystander, according to a new study that finds both neighborhood characteristics and race may play a role in who gets the life-saving intervention....
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A Third Of Children Up To Age 3 Exposed To Zika In-Utero Have Neurological Problems

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New UCLA-led research suggests that 32% of children up to the age of 3 years who were exposed to the Zika virus during the mother’s pregnancy had below-average neurological development. The study also found that fewer than 4% of 216 children evaluated had microcephaly —a smaller-than-normal head th......
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Zika's Damage Continues in Children Infected Before Birth

Jul 11, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Zika's Damage Continues in Children Infected Before BirthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2019 12:00:00...
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When Epilepsy Is Fatal

Jul 11, 2019 , WebMD
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, the hallmark of which is unprovoked seizures. It affects people of all ages, though it’s more common among young children and older...
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California Expands Medi-Cal To Cover Young Adults Living In Country Illegally As Issue Gains Traction In 2020 Race

Jul 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
California already covers low-income children regardless of immigration status, but now has become the first state in the country do go further to young adults. Meanwhile, the Democratic debate thrust the issue into the national spotlight after the candidates showed support for expanding health care coverage for everyone in the country. Meanwhile, border arrests are finally dropping, but still remain high....
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In Era Of Conspiracy Theorists, Sandy Hook Families Are Having To Prove Their Children Lived And Their Children Died

Jul 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
But they're starting to gain ground against the hoaxers. Meanwhile, a top Virginia Republican proposed surprise legislation that would ban guns in government buildings....
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‘Get Really Creative’: New York Parents Who Don’t Want To Vaccinate Their Children Are Learning About Home Schooling

Jul 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In the state with the highest measles outbreak this year, a new law prevents religious exemptions. More than 25,000 New York children had religious exemptions in 2018. One parent says "our only option is home schooling.'' While hundreds of parents are joining Facebook groups and going to seminars to learn how to homeschool their children, public health officials push for vaccinations and better public health eduction. In other public health news: inaccessible technology for blind and deaf...
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