Childrens health

UNICEF: Boko Haram’s use of child suicide bombers is already four times more than 2016 total – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 GENEVA/LAGOS—Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year as they used in all of 2016, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Tuesday. Eighty-three children had been used as bombers since Jan. 1, 2017, UNICEF said. Of those, 55 were girls, mostly under 15 years old and 27 were boys. One was a baby strapped to a girl….

Too many parents still put babies at risk of SIDS – CBS News

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Despite years of public health campaigns, many American parents are still putting their babies to sleep in an unsafe position, a new study finds. The study found that just half of mothers surveyed said they always put their babies to sleep on their backs. Experts called the findings “frustrating,” since back-sleeping has long been promoted as a key way to cut the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In…

Annual SIDS Walk to be held Aug. 26 – Le Mars Daily Sentinel

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

LE MARS The recreation trail at the Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars will be busy Saturday, Aug. 26, with people participating in the Iowa SIDS Foundation-Siouxland Walk for the Future. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration at the Le Mars Municipal Park shelterhouse. Activities include family walk, raffle, silent auction, memorial balloon release, and refreshments. SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is the sudden…

UNICEF responds to Sierra Leone mudslide as more than 100 children reported dead – UNICEF (press release)

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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UNICEF Picks YouTube Star As Ambassador – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador and YouTube personality Lilly Singh meets children supported by the U.N. agency in Nagar, India, in July. UNICEF hide caption toggle caption UNICEF UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador and YouTube personality Lilly Singh meets children supported by the U.N. agency in Nagar, India, in July. UNICEF Lilly Singh makes YouTube videos with titles like “Why I’m NOT In A Relationship,” “Why Bras Are Horrible,” and “Every Argument…

Vaccination rates are up in California, but pockets of resistance still … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

As the new school year begins, parents have reason to worry about what their kids may be exposed to in the classroom. Despite an overall increase in kindergarten vaccination rates to 95.6% since 2015, when the Legislature stopped allowing public school students to skip their shots simply because of their “personal beliefs,” a Los Angeles Times analysis found that at nearly 750 California schools, most of them charter or private…

Vaccination: Costly clash between autonomy, public health … – Spectrum

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Experts: In the United States, 117 people from 13 states contracted measles between 1 January and 15 July of this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same time period, 45 states and the District of Columbia reported 3,886 mumps infections. In 2015, there were 20,762 reported cases of pertussis, or whooping cough,…

SIDS and SUID rates continue to drop in NJ, but ‘babies are still dying’ – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SIDS Center of New Jersey It’s the most mysterious manner of infant mortality, and most common, but it may also be among the most preventable. Sudden infant death syndrome took the lives of 0.22 babies per 1,000 live births in New Jersey from 2012 to 2014, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control statistics. A baby who appears healthy one minute may be found deceased by the time they wake…

WHO, UNICEF Breastfeeding Policy Political Move, Not Necessarily Health One – American Council on Science and Health

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

By Jamie Wells, M.D. Dr. Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP, is a Board-Certified physician with over a decade of experience caring for patients and the Director of Medicine at the American Council on Science and Health. She served as a Clinical Instructor/Attending at NYU Langone, Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel and St. Vincent’s Medical Centers in Manhattan. Dr. Wells not only graduated from Yale University with honors and was inducted as a junior…

Wealth of Resources Available to Help Boost Vaccination Rates – AAFP News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I believe in immunizations. I am up-to-date on my immunizations, and I make sure my family stays up-to-date on their immunizations.  I strongly recommend vaccines to my patients and friends because they, too, are a part of my family. I am proud to be a family physician because we don’t back down from supporting evidence-based, effective ways to save our patients, and that includes immunizations. Earlier this year, reports came…

Vaccination rates are up in California, but pockets of resistance still threaten everyone – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As the new school year begins, parents have reason to worry about what their kids may be exposed to in the classroom. Despite an overall increase in kindergarten vaccination rates to 95.6% since 2015, when the Legislature stopped allowing public school students to skip their shots simply because of their “personal beliefs,” a Los Angeles Times analysis found that at nearly 750 California schools, most of them charter or private…

Vaccination: Costly clash between autonomy, public health – Spectrum

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Experts: In the United States, 117 people from 13 states contracted measles between 1 January and 15 July of this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same time period, 45 states and the District of Columbia reported 3,886 mumps infections. In 2015, there were 20,762 reported cases of pertussis, or whooping cough,…

Construction nearly complete at new Oishei Children’s Hospital … – wivb.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Construction at the new John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital is more than 95 percent complete. At this point crews are just working on the finishing touches and getting ready for the big move from Women & Children’s Hospital to the new site. “Moving from a 125 year old hospital into a brand new state of the art facility with all the new technologies that come with…

Pediatrician gets 3-year prison sentence for Medicaid fraud | NJ.com – NJ.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NEWARK – A Newark pediatrician was sentenced to three years in prison for billing Medicaid for 24-hour work days on multiple occasions when her office was only open for eight hours, authorities said Monday. Dr. Ibilola Ighama-AmegorNJDLPS Dr. Ibilola Ighama-Amegor, 55, was also ordered to pay $216,000 in restitution when sentenced Friday by Judge Michael Petrolle in state Superior Court in Newark, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino said in a…

Protect the health of your loved ones through vaccination – Kenosha News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It highlights the importance of vaccinations for all ages to prevent serious, sometimes deadly diseases, across the lifespan. Infants, children and teens Getting children vaccinated following the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Childcare facilities, preschool…

Doc About Anti-Vaccination Figure Andrew Wakefield Acquired by … – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The film marks the second directing effort from prolific indie producer Miranda Bailey (‘The Squid and the Whale’). The Film Arcade and Gravitas Ventures have acquired Miranda Bailey’s documentary The Pathological Optimist, about leading anti-vaccination figure Dr. Andrew Wakefield. The film will be released theatrically by Film Arcade on Sept. 29 followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year. Bailey, the producer behind The Squid and the Whale and The…

Lexington Medical Center expands pediatrics services – Lexington Dispatch

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By Zach Skillings The Dispatch During a presentation Monday afternoon, Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center unveiled its newly expanded Brenner Children’s Hospital services. Along with announcing the addition of two new pediatric hospitalists, Dr. Matthew Albert and Dr. Paul Sagerman, Lexington Medical Center introduced Brenner Children’s Hospital’s three new mascots. “We’re pleased to announce that we now have even more expanded specialized care here…

Construction nearly complete at new Oishei Children’s Hospital – wivb.com

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Construction at the new John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital is more than 95 percent complete. At this point crews are just working on the finishing touches and getting ready for the big move from Women & Children’s Hospital to the new site. “Moving from a 125 year old hospital into a brand new state of the art facility with all the new technologies that come with…

Construction nearly complete at new Oishei Children’s Hospital – wivb.com

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Construction at the new John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital is more than 95 percent complete. At this point crews are just working on the finishing touches and getting ready for the big move from Women & Children’s Hospital to the new site. “Moving from a 125 year old hospital into a brand new state of the art facility with all the new technologies that come with…

6 steps for practices to improve adult vaccination rates – American Medical Association (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Get the health care team on board Physicians set the tone for advocating adult vaccinations. The main influencing factor in deciding to get vaccinated is a physician’s recommendation. By conveying strong support for vaccination, team members and patients will be on the same page. From asking team members for their opinions on vaccinations to requiring staff vaccinations, physicians can work with their team to begin an immunization program. Team training…