Childrens health

UTRGV School of Medicine to open specialized pediatrics clinic – Monitor

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

EDINBURG — Plans to open outpatient clinics as part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s School of Medicine are solidifying with the construction of an upcoming pediatrics clinic. The clinic will be focused on specialty services such as pediatric pulmonology, neurology and environmental health, services identified as lacking in the area by university officials. “We’ve done research, in the sense of looking at what…

UNICEF welcomes additional Commonwealth funding associated with Gonski 2.0 – UNICEF Australia

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

SYDNEY, 26 June 2017 – UNICEF broadly welcomes the passage through parliament of legislation that delivers an additional $23.5 billion of needs-based funding to Australian Schools.   This reform seeks to deliver consistent, transparent, and needs-based Commonwealth funding for schools.  We know that inclusive and quality education is critical for children’s development, but it is so much more than that.   “Quality education is the closest thing we have…

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera … – UNICEF (press release)

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Statement Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000 …

Penn State Health Children’s Hospital – ABC27

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

When we talk about patriotism, are we all really talking about the same thing? When does patriotism become nationalism, and what’s the diffe…

UNICEF Statement on the impact on children and adolescents of protests in Venezuela – ReliefWeb

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

CARACAS, June 20, 2017 – UNICEF expresses once again its deep concern about the impact that recent events in Venezuela have had on children and adolescents. According to official sources, eight teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 have been killed in demonstrations in recent months. There have been also cases of injured children reported, as well as health and education centers that have been evacuated due to gases…

United Nations News Centre – Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 … – UN News Centre

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

23 June 2017 – More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. “The rains will further complicate what is already a dire humanitarian situation, as millions of children made vulnerable…

Governors ask to extend children’s health insurance funding – Washington Examiner

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The National Governors Association on Friday urged Congress to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, the government medical coverage plan that is offered to low-income children. “Governors urge Congress to act quickly to extend funding for CHIP at the current enhanced match, which currently expires at the end of September, to provide certainty for states and millions of working families,” the association said in a statement. The House’s…

Penn State Health Children’s Hospital – ABC27

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

When it comes to retirement savings, you might assume that the person giving you investment advice is acting in your best interest, but that…

UNICEF statement on Saudi contribution to Yemen cholera response – UNICEF (press release)

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Statement UNICEF statement on Saudi contribution to Yemen cholera response © UNICEF/UN065872/Alzekri On 12 May 2017 at the Sab’een Hospital in…

Can SIDS Happen In A Crib? You’ll Want To Know The Risks – Romper

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a looming fear nearly all new parents have. Even when taking all the safety precautions, the fear is a valid one, as the exact cause for SIDS remains unknown. So when a parent is planning their soon-to-be newborn’s nursery, it’s common to worry about safety rather than aesthetics. So, can SIDS happen in a crib? As a new parent who will have more than…

Child safety or parental duty: New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate – Science Daily

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Around the edges of every headline-grabbing outbreak, there’s a vast range of opinions being circulated about the risks and benefits of early childhood immunization. The vaccination debate maintains a constant presence on social media platforms like Twitter, where people on both sides frequently share articles and blog posts to support their stance on the issue. These varied viewpoints caught the attention of scientists at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech…

Governors ask to extend children’s health insurance funding – Washington Examiner

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The National Governors Association on Friday urged Congress to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, the government medical coverage plan that is offered to low-income children. “Governors urge Congress to act quickly to extend funding for CHIP at the current enhanced match, which currently expires at the end of September, to provide certainty for states and millions of working families,” the association said in a statement. The House’s…

Iraq’s children caught in cycle of violence and poverty as conflict escalates, UNICEF warns – UN News Centre

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

22 June 2017 – The past three years of intensifying conflict in Iraq have left the country’s children trapped in a grinding cycle of violence and poverty, an assessment out today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling on the warring parties to immediately end hostilities. “Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence,” said Peter…

No increased risk of chronic fatigue syndrome after HPV vaccination – Medical Xpress

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

When her kids were young, Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, knew more than most people about environmental toxics. After all, she was a senior scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But even she never dreamed, as …

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women’s … – UCLA Newsroom

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Two leading children’s hospitals — UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, part of MemorialCare Health System — announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California. The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider…

New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate – Medical Xpress

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Demonstrators cheer for government officials to ramp up international vaccine distribution efforts. Credit: Russell Watkins / Department for International Development The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota — by June, new cases of the disease in that state surpassed nationwide totals for all of 2016 — has been a sobering reminder of how highly concentrated populations of vaccination skeptics can elevate an entire community’s risk of infection. Around the edges of every headline-grabbing outbreak,…

Can SIDS Happen In A Crib? You’ll Want To Know The Risks – Romper

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a looming fear nearly all new parents have. Even when taking all the safety precautions, the fear is a valid one, as the exact cause for SIDS remains unknown. So when a parent is planning their soon-to-be newborn’s nursery, it’s common to worry about safety rather than aesthetics. So, can SIDS happen in a crib? As a new parent who will have more than…

United Nations News Centre – Iraq’s children caught in cycle of … – UN News Centre

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

22 June 2017 – The past three years of intensifying conflict in Iraq have left the country’s children trapped in a grinding cycle of violence and poverty, an assessment out today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling on the warring parties to immediately end hostilities. “Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence,” said Peter…

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women’s … – UCLA Newsroom

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Two leading children’s hospitals — UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, part of MemorialCare Health System — announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California. The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider…

United Nations News Centre – Iraq’s children caught in cycle of … – UN News Centre

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

22 June 2017 – The past three years of intensifying conflict in Iraq have left the country’s children trapped in a grinding cycle of violence and poverty, an assessment out today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling on the warring parties to immediately end hostilities. “Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence,” said Peter…