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3418 Articles Matching "children"

Melinda Gates expresses frustration with anti-vaxxers as the US measles outbreak intensifies

Apr 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
"You need to vaccinate your children. It saves lives," says Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates...
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Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks: UNICEF

Apr 25, 2019 , Reuters
More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday....
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More than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the measles vaccine each year

Apr 25, 2019 , CNN Health
It takes two doses of measles vaccine to protect children from the disease. A troubling new report from UNICEF finds that 2.5 million children in the United States and 169 million children worldwide missed out on their first dose between 2010 and 2017....
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Lego releases Braille bricks to teach blind and visually impaired children

Apr 25, 2019 , CNN Health
Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a "playful and engaging way." Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system through play....
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Gaming associated with impaired social skills for some girls, but not boys

Apr 25, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Playing video games may not necessarily impair children's social skills, and a new study suggests that any behavioral effect that frequent gaming might have may occur only in pre-teen girls....
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In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

Apr 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An eye-opening study of demographics and income finds that the costs of assisted-living care will soon be out of reach for people on fixed incomes — and their...
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Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5

Apr 25, 2019 , CNN Health
For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers....
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WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s

Apr 25, 2019 , Reuters
Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday....
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Target Recalls Wooden Toys for Choking Danger

Apr 25, 2019 , WebMD
About 495,000 Bullseye's Playground wooden toy vehicles have been recalled by Target because the wheels can come off and pose a choking hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said...
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BJ’s Wholesale Club lends support to Boston Children’s Hospital’s new initiative

Apr 25, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
BJ’s Wholesale Club announced a $250,000 grant from its charitable arm to support the Boston Children’s Hospital's ‘Healthy Eating Active Living’ initiative. Read More...
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World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children

Apr 24, 2019 , CNN Health
Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday....
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FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHD

Apr 24, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00...
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FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD

Apr 24, 2019 , WebMD
The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN...
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Drinking water might help kids limit soda

Apr 24, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - One in five U.S. children and young adults don't drink any water at all on a typical day, and a new study suggests they consume almost twice as many calories from sodas and sugary drinks as young people who do drink water....
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Government Officials Desperately Scour Country To Find Somewhere To Hold Detained Immigrants

Apr 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A national spotlight has been on the health and care of immigrants who are in U.S. custody, even as facilities face mounting pressure of an influx of detainees. In one initiative examined earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security officials looked at housing migrant children at Guantánamo Bay,...
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Target recalls half a million wooden toy cars that pose a choking risk

Apr 24, 2019 , CNN Health
Target is voluntarily recalling nearly half a million Bullseye's Playground toys after four reports that the wheels can detach from the vehicles, posing a choking hazard to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No injuries have been reported....
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Behavioral Disorders In Kids With Autism Linked To Reduced Brain Connectivity

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibi......
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Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks -- and calories -- in kids

Apr 23, 2019 , CNN Health
Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study....
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New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify More Kids At Higher Risk Of Premature Heart Disease

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. The guidelines were issued by the Amer......
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FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD

Apr 23, 2019 , WebMD
The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN...
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