Childrens health

Breastfeeding for 2 Months HALVES Risk of SIDS, Study Finds – NBC 29 News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

10/30/2017 Release from the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 30, 2017 – Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found. The study determined that mothers do not need to breastfeed exclusively for their baby to get the benefit, potentially good news for moms who can’t or choose not to rely…

This Halloween Please DON’T Give $ To UNICEF – The Jewish Press – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

{Originally posted to the author’s blogsite, The Lid} The coming Tuesday millions of children across America will be putting on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Its that Halloween time of the year again. Whether you are a parent or not, whether your children go “trick or treating” or not, I guarantee that your house is going to be swarmed by lots of little ghosts,…

This Halloween Please DON’T Give $ To UNICEF – The Jewish Press – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

{Originally posted to the author’s blogsite, The Lid} The coming Tuesday millions of children across America will be putting on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Its that Halloween time of the year again. Whether you are a parent or not, whether your children go “trick or treating” or not, I guarantee that your house is going to be swarmed by lots of little ghosts,…

Baby Box program supports SIDS awareness – Journal Advocate

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Sterling’s Family Resource Center and Baby Box University are working to raise awareness about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and the Safe to Sleep campaign. October is Safe Sleep and SIDS Awareness Month. Safe to Sleep is an initiative backed by the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to encourage parents to have their infants sleep on their backs. Baby Box University works with local organizations…

States running out of cash for children’s health insurance | TheHill – The Hill

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Uncertainty about the future of an insurance program for children is sparking panic at the state level as officials scramble to keep their coverage going. Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired a month ago, and states are dipping into unspent money or asking for help from the Trump administration to maintain coverage until Congress reaches a deal to extend it. “There’s a certain level of frustration…

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges – UN News Centre

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

26 October 2017 – If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – Africa’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday. “Investing in health, protection, and education…

This Halloween Please DON’T Give $ To UNICEF – The Jewish Press – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com (blog)

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

{Originally posted to the author’s blogsite, The Lid} The coming Tuesday millions of children across America will be putting on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Its that Halloween time of the year again. Whether you are a parent or not, whether your children go “trick or treating” or not, I guarantee that your house is going to be swarmed by lots of little ghosts,…

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges – UN News Centre

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

26 October 2017 – If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – Africa’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday. “Investing in health, protection, and education…

States running out of cash for children’s health insurance | TheHill – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Uncertainty about the future of an insurance program for children is sparking panic at the state level as officials scramble to keep their coverage going. Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired a month ago, and states are dipping into unspent money or asking for help from the Trump administration to maintain coverage until Congress reaches a deal to extend it. “There’s a certain level of frustration…

States running out of cash for children’s health insurance | TheHill – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Uncertainty about the future of an insurance program for children is sparking panic at the state level as officials scramble to keep their coverage going. Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired a month ago, and states are dipping into unspent money or asking for help from the Trump administration to maintain coverage until Congress reaches a deal to extend it. “There’s a certain level of frustration…

This Halloween Please DON’T Give $ To UNICEF !! – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com (blog)

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

{Originally posted to the author’s blogsite, The Lid} The coming Tuesday millions of children across America will be putting on their scariest costumes and going door to door asking for candy. Its that Halloween time of the year again. Whether you are a parent or not, whether your children go “trick or treating” or not, I guarantee that your house is going to be swarmed by lots of little ghosts,…

States running out of cash for children’s health insurance – The Hill

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Uncertainty about the future of an insurance program for children is sparking panic at the state level as officials scramble to keep their coverage going. Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired a month ago, and states are dipping into unspent money or asking for help from the Trump administration to maintain coverage until Congress reaches a deal to extend it. “There’s a certain level of frustration…

#ENDViolence – UNICEF to step up efforts to reduce the horrors facing Jamaica children – Jamaica Gleaner

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

With hundreds of Jamaican children continuing to fall victims to violent discipline, sexual abuse, and homicides, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), through the release of its latest global report examining violence in the lives of children and adolescents, hopes to reignite discussions around the ill-treatment being faced across all stages of childhood. The report titled A Familiar Face – Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents will be…

Dance school raises money for UNICEF at first-ever ‘Tap-A-Thon’ – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A typical tap dance routine lasts four or five minutes, but a group of local tap dancers at the Gervais School of Performing Arts in Valencia danced and jived for over ten hours on Saturday night. The school’s first annual Tap-A-Thon featured a group of studio regulars, dubbed the Dapper Tappers, who continuously tapped from 1:30 p.m. Saturday to 12 a.m. Sunday to raise…

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges – UN News Centre

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

26 October 2017 – If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – Africa’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday. “Investing in health, protection, and education…

Dance school raises money for UNICEF at first-ever ‘Tap-A-Thon’ – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A typical tap dance routine lasts four or five minutes, but a group of local tap dancers at the Gervais School of Performing Arts in Valencia danced and jived for over ten hours on Saturday night. The school’s first annual Tap-A-Thon featured a group of studio regulars, dubbed the Dapper Tappers, who continuously tapped from 1:30 p.m. Saturday to 12 a.m. Sunday to raise…

Dance school raises money for UNICEF at first-ever ‘Tap-A-Thon’ – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

A typical tap dance routine lasts four or five minutes, but a group of local tap dancers at the Gervais School of Performing Arts in Valencia danced and jived for over ten hours on Saturday night. The school’s first annual Tap-A-Thon featured a group of studio regulars, dubbed the Dapper Tappers, who continuously tapped from 1:30 p.m. Saturday to 12 a.m. Sunday to raise…

Growing number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Greece in urgent need of shelter, care and protection – UNICEF (press release)

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Press release Growing number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Greece in urgent need of shelter, care and protection UNICEF urges solutions to help children without families …

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges – UN News Centre

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

26 October 2017 – If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – African’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday. “Investing in health, protection, and education…

Big Data Poses Special Risks for Children, Says UNICEF – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Back in 2015, privacy campaigners became aware of a new Wi-Fi-connected toy that raised considerable concern. At issue was Hello Barbie, a doll with speech recognition technology that could hold a two-way conversation with a child. Parents and others grew concerned when it became clear that children’s conversations would be stored on cloud servers and used in various ways by Mattel, the toy maker. At the time, Forbes reported that…