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High Levels of PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemicals in Kids’ School Uniforms

By Sydney Murphy HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your children’s school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear? Maybe not. Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in school uniforms sold across North America. These […]

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With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back to Schoolers Need to Know

By Céline Gounder Friday, September 16, 2022 (Kaiser News) — Before polio vaccines became available in the 1950s, people wary of the disabling disease were afraid to allow their children outside, let alone go to school. As polio appears again decades after it was considered eliminated in the U.S., Americans unfamiliar with the dreaded disease […]

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Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for Kids

Sept. 6, 2022 – Attention parents: The nation’s leading pediatric medical society is urging you to make sure your children get a flu shot this fall to prevent and control the spread of the illness. The American Academy of Pediatrics this week called on parents and caregivers to seek flu vaccines for their kids as […]

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Tech Resources That Help Kids Navigate Puberty

“I remember the first time I ever shaved my legs, I didn’t even tell my mom,” Bortner says. “I was like, ‘Mom, look what I did.’ She was like, ‘Oh, I hope you did it the right way.’” Bortner, now an intern at Oomla, said she didn’t follow any specific channels. And she recognized that […]

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Film Traces Katrina’s Lasting Impact on Black Children

Aug. 24, 2022 – Children are being plucked off floodwater-lapped rooftops and placed into open metal baskets that twirl in the wind as they are hoisted up to thumping Coast Guard helicopters. Their faces are marked by a combination of weariness and fear. Similar rescues are repeated several times, and then a lone chopper veers […]

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What are growing pains? We don’t actually know

They are reportedly the most common cause of muscle or bone pain in adolescents. But it’s unclear what “growing pains” are – or if they are even related to growth Health 22 July 2022 By Grace Wade “Growing pains” are reportedly the leading cause of bone or muscle pain in adolescents EyeEm/Alamy The term “growing […]

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CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants

July 15, 2022 – The potentially fatal parechovirus is now circulating in multiple states, causing fevers, seizures, and sepsis-like symptoms, including confusion and extreme pain, according to the CDC. Human parechoviruses are common in children, and most have been infected before they start kindergarten, the CDC said. Between ages 6 months and 5 years, symptoms […]

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Florida Toddler’s Death Puts Focus on Danger of Hot Cars

July 15, 2022 – The death of a 3-year-old boy, found unresponsive after being left in a hot car, underscores the danger of leaving a child alone in a vehicle as temperatures rise. The child was found Monday outside of Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami Gardens, FL, a school where both of his parents work. […]

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3D ‘Bioprinting’ Could Help With Child Heart Defects and More

July 11, 2022 – Nearly 1 out of every 100 children in the United States are born with heart defects. The effects can be devastating, requiring the child to rely on implanted devices that must be changed over time. “Mechanical solutions don’t grow with the patient,” says Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD, a professor of bioengineering at […]

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Expert Answers to Key Questions About COVID Vaccines for Kids

June 28, 2022 – Some important questions remain after the recent authorizations of two COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers, and young children through 5 years of age. If you’re a parent or health care provider perplexed by all the nuances, you’re not alone. To answer some of those questions, infectious disease experts shared what they […]

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