Tag Archives: Children

Warning About Faulty Lead Testing In Children And Mothers Since 2014

Faulty lead testing means that thousands of children may need to be re-tested for lead poisoning, after a report found that standard tests may be inaccurate. On Wednesday, the FDA warned that some blood tests used to check for lead poisoning in both women and children since 2014 may have incorrectly indicated that children were safe from lead exposure. The ...

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Lychee Fruit Behind Mysterious Brain Illness Among Children In India

For the last two decades, hundreds of children in Muzaffarpur, India, have fallen ill to a mysterious illness, causing seizures, brain fogginess, and even death. Until recently, no one could quite figure out what was going on, but new research indicates that eating lychees, a fruit popular in the country, may be the culprit behind the acute brain disease. Every ...

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Pregnant Women Taking Heartburn Medication May Increase Risk Of Asthma In Children, Experts Say

New research suggests that pregnant woman who are taking heartburn medication may be increasing the risk of their child developing asthma, according to Science Daily. When a pregnant woman reaches her third trimester, it is not uncommon to experience heartburn, which is “caused by stomach acid passing from the stomach back into the esophagus,” due to the “hormonal changes and ...

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An Epidemic Similar To Polio On The Rise: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Paralyzing Children In The U.S.

It has been confirmed that an epidemic similar to Polio is on the rise. Acute Flaccid Myelitis is paralyzing and killing children in the U.S., Huffington Post reports. Polio was a severe epidemic in the 1950s. In 1952, there were nearly 58,000 reported cases of Polio. Out of the reported cases, over 3,000 children died and over 21,000 children were ...

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Measles Complication SSPE Kills Children And Adults Years After The Fact

A measles complication that has been known to kill children, and even adults, years after they recover from the illness, isn’t as rare as experts had once thought. Previously, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, was thought to have affected about one in 100,000 previous measles patients, making it a fairly rare disease in pre-vaccine times. But new research released on ...

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Mental Health Report Shows Majority Of Americans Don’t Receive Care, Children At Risk

Mental Health America (MHA) has released its State of Mental Health Report for the third year in a row, showing a country that has made small gains in the amount of insured people nationally, but a fractured mental health care system where location may play a pivotal factor in whether someone who needs mental health care receives it. Statistically, despite ...

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Parents Of Children With Food Allergies Incorrectly Report Their Own Allergies, Family Histories Deemed Unreliable

According to a new study, family histories of particular allergies might not be the best predictor of a child’s risk of having that same food allergy. That’s not to say that there isn’t a genetic aspect of allergies, only that, in the absence of accurate allergy tests, many parents might not actually know what they are allergic to at all. ...

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Anti-Vax Mom’s Wake-Up Call: All Three Children Sick With Deadly And Preventable Disease

Kristen O’Meara, a self-proclaimed anti-vax mom, had done tons of research regarding vaccines and the potential risks associated with vaccinating children. After her research, this anti-vax mom made the decision not to vaccinate her three daughters. Unfortunately, this mother now believes her decision was a mistake. In fact, this anti-vax mom received a wake-up call when her 5-year-old and 3-year-old ...

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Brain Cancer Edges Out Leukemia As Top Killer Of Children

Leukemia has fallen second to brain cancer as the number one cause of cancer deaths in children according to new research from the National Center for Health Statistics. Since the 1970s, cancer deaths have been steadily dropping among children between the ages of one and nineteen. As of 1999, just over 25 percent of all childhood cancer deaths were the ...

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Wikileaks exposing data of sick children and abuse victims, investigation finds

Wikileaks has exposed sensitive data about innocent people including rape victims and sick children, an investigation has found. The whistleblowing website has published data including medical files, names, addresses and credit card numbers of hundreds of people alongside huge releases of documents in the last year, the Associated Press found. The releases included exposing the names of two teenage rape ...

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