Childrens health

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year – UN News Centre

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18 October 2017 – The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. “As of July 2017, 1,600 schools have been partially…

UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5000 children with families – UN News Centre

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18 October 2017 – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children and other partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families. “Keeping families together is the best way to ensure that children are protected, which is why the family tracing and reunification process for unaccompanied children is…

Education in Yemen under threat as conflict shuts schools; teachers unpaid for a year, warns UNICEF – UN News Centre

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18 October 2017 – The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. “As of July 2017, 1,600 schools have been partially…

How parents can prevent SIDS – Statesman Journal

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Erin Cramer(Photo: Special to the Statesman Journal) About 3,700 infants died from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death in the United States in 2015. About 1,600 of them died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS deaths are those that cannot obviously be explained after investigation. Over the past 25 years, SIDS deaths have decreased by about 70 percent, seemingly tied to safe sleep and back to sleep initiatives introduced in the 1990s….

Geneva Palais Briefing – UNICEF Rohingya refugee response funding – UNICEF (press release)

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Press release Geneva Palais Briefing – UNICEF Rohingya refugee response funding © UNICEF/Brown Rohingya children and families flee to Cox’s Bazar…

Springville Pediatrics breaks ground during new construction ceremony – Trussvilletribune

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The City of Springville and Springville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Springville Pediatrics, the newest addition to the Springville Station shopping center on I-59 with a groundbreaking ceremony held today. A groundbreaking ceremony is held to celebrate the construction of a new pediatrics medicine facility that will be located in Springville. Springville Pediatrics will be located at the end of Springville Station Boulevard…

Some Good News On Vaccination Stats | American Council on … – American Council on Science and Health (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We‘ve written extensively about the move by some to avoid routine vaccinations of children on the totally unproven grounds that some vaccines contain mercury or might cause autism. The truth is, of course, that vaccination not only prevents disease in vaccine recipients but also via herd immunity, can protect those who can’t be vaccinated for medical or other reasons. Considering the coverage anti-vaxxers have garnered at times, one might fear…

SIDS benefit tasting night planned in Norwalk | Wilton Bulletin – The Wilton Bulletin

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Alison Jacobson On Thursday, Oct.19, several restaurants and caterers in the Wilton area will come together for a food and wine tasting at Aitoro Appliances, 401 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, in honor of Connor Rhodes, who died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)  in 1997. Entitled Taste of Heaven, all proceeds will benefit First Candle, a national nonprofit committed to eliminating SIDS, sleep-related infant death and stillbirth, which claims the…

Lurie Children’s Hospital seeks state permission to add beds for cancer patients – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lurie Children’s Hospital wants to add another 24 beds for cancer patients — the hospital’s latest attempt to grow, even as other area hospitals pull back on their pediatric offerings. The hospital has filed an application with the state to double its intensive care unit beds for children with cancer and blood disorders, at a cost of $27 million. If the state approves the project, Lurie’s total number of beds…

Teamwork, empathic approach help clinic double vaccination rate – American Medical Association (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When practice staff hesitate To ensure her practice team was totally committed to the immunization program, Dr. Brown provided education for the clinic’s medical assistants (MAs) and carefully listened to what their hesitations were. “The first challenge was engaging the team so that we all felt very strongly and passionately about the tens of thousands of lives that can be saved per year with vaccinations,” Dr. Brown told AMA Wire®….

Nigeria launches yellow fever vaccination campaign – CIDRAP

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nigeria’s government has launched a campaign to vaccinate about 874,000 people against yellow fever in two of the country’s states, Kwara and Kogi, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. One yellow fever case has been confirmed in Kwara state, and recent media reports have noted two cases from the area. The campaign launched on Oct 13 with the help of more than 200 health workers and volunteers, targeting residents…

SIDS benefit tasting night planned in Norwalk – The Wilton Bulletin

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Alison Jacobson On Thursday, Oct.19, several restaurants and caterers in the Wilton area will come together for a food and wine tasting at Aitoro Appliances, 401 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, in honor of Connor Rhodes, who died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)  in 1997. Entitled Taste of Heaven, all proceeds will benefit First Candle, a national nonprofit committed to eliminating SIDS, sleep-related infant death and stillbirth, which claims the…

Lurie Children’s Hospital seeks state permission to add beds for cancer patients – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Lurie Children’s Hospital wants to add another 24 beds for cancer patients — the hospital’s latest attempt to grow, even as other area hospitals pull back on their pediatric offerings. The hospital has filed an application with the state to double its intensive care unit beds for children with cancer and blood disorders, at a cost of $27 million. If the state approves the project, Lurie’s total number of beds…

Some Good News On Vaccination Stats – American Council on Science and Health (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

We‘ve written extensively about the move by some to avoid routine vaccinations of children on the totally unproved grounds that some vaccines contain mercury or might cause autism. The truth is, of course, that vaccination not only prevents disease in vaccine recipients, but also via herd immunity, can protect those who can’t be vaccinated for medical or other reasons. Considering the coverage anti-vaxxers have garnered at times, one might fear…

Panelists press for children’s-health programs, lament Trump proposals – Inside NoVA

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

President Trump’s recent executive orders regarding health care may lead to reduced coverage or higher premium costs, panelists said Oct. 13 at the Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation’s 2017 State of Children’s Health Breakfast. “I was extremely discouraged,”  said Shelby Gonzales, board member of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, regarding the president’s announcements the previous day. Trump’s executive orders outlined national policy objectives…

Health officials urge vaccination on heels of bad flu season – Kitsap Sun

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Flu shot season is in full swing.(Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK) BREMERTON — The last flu season was a rough one.  Thirteen Kitsap residents who contracted influenza died last fall and winter, according to Kitsap Public Health District, while 20 long-term care facilities reported “outbreaks” involving one or more flu cases. Both figures were easily the highest in recent memory.  The volume of flu cases in Kitsap wasn’t overwhelming but people suffering from flu…

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Hoping to prevent SIDS – Vallejo Times Herald

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Did you know that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, defined as the sudden and unexplained death of an infant, is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,000 infants in the United States die every year as a result of SIDS, including some…

UNICEF holds first San Francisco gala – SFGate

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Why Richard Sherman drove to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital for Ellie – The News Tribune (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

No matter what you think of Richard Sherman, of his football, of his 2016 season or the Seahawks, in general, what the three-time All-Pro cornerback did this week in Tacoma matters most of all. Just ask Ellie. Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center in Tacoma shared this. But many have criticized Seahawks players as being self-serving for publicizing visits such as these, such as Russell Wilson’s weekly visits to…