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3618 Articles Matching "children"

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables....
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Mothers Separated From Children At Border To Sue Trump Administration: ‘To Have Us Separated Was An Injustice.”

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawyers for the families are set to argue that the U.S. government intended to inflict emotional distress on them. They plan to make that assertion under a law that allows individuals to sue the U.S. government for negligence and misconduct. “The government clearly intended to inflict emotional distress,'' said Erik Walsh, a lawyer with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Arnold & Porter. News on the border crisis also looks at: how an asylum ban could worsen overcrowding; many teens in...
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Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

Jul 18, 2019 , WebMD
Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study...
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Above And Beyond The Usual Apps: New Ways Apps Are Helping People

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
wo Group is developing mobile apps that leverage capabilities of phones in new ways to interact with their environments for better mental and physical health outcomes for children and the blind including motion detection, beacons, augmented reality, gamification, working with health care...
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Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

Jul 18, 2019 , WebMD
When states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research...
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Can Autistic Kids Use Computerized Eyewear To Recognize Facial Expressions? Google Glass Researchers Say It Holds Promise.

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Research is being performed to see if children can learn to identify emotions and interact with people by using technology. Other advances like Alexa could also help, researchers claim, adding that rigorous testing needs to take place. Public health news also looks at: simple ways to avoid heat wave deaths; Elon Musk's experiments for paralyzed patients; the link behind fewer children's deaths and universal background checks; a new way to manage menstrual cycles; Latin America's TV ad redo to...
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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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