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Medical News Today: Pediatrics

  • Safe home remedies for toddler cough
    Many cough medicines are not safe for toddlers. However, gentle home remedies such as honey and ivy leaf can help ease a cough. Learn more here.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • How to stop or reduce a stutter
    There is no cure for a stutter, but there are several steps that can help a person reduce stuttering. These steps include quick tips and long term treatment. Learn about them here.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about group B strep
    Group B strep is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in some adults and can pass from pregnant women to babies. It often produces no symptoms, but it can be life threatening in babies. Learn more here.
    - 12 days ago, 3 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • Is 5G technology bad for our health?
    In this Spotlight, we look at the effects of electromagnetic fields on our bodies and explore why some think 5G tech may not be safe.
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 11:00am -
  • What to know about cystic fibrosis in children
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that doctors usually diagnose in early childhood. Find out about the diagnostic procedure and the treatments that may help reduce CF symptoms.
    - 24 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children's IQs
    New research has found an association between mothers' exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy and their children's IQ scores.
    - 24 days ago, 22 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • Type 1 diabetes: Genetic risk reflected in gut microbiome
    New research has revealed that children at a high genetic risk of type 1 diabetes have 'distinct changes' in their gut microbiome.
    - 26 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms
    There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms.
    - 32 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 3:00pm -
  • Periumbilical pain: What to know
    A wide variety of conditions can cause periumbilical pain, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose. Learn about the causes and treatment options here.
    - 38 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • What are the differences between Strattera and Vyvanse?
    Strattera and Vyvanse are ADHD medications. This article discusses their effects, risks, how to take them, and how to choose between the two.
    - 46 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 8:00pm -

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The Pew Charitable Trusts: Children

  • Pew Commends Maine for Authorizing Dental Hygiene Therapists
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended the Maine legislature and governor for authorizing midlevel dental practitioners. These providers, who function similarly to a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant on a medical team, allow dentists a…
    - 29 Apr 14, 9:05am -
  • Is Your State a Winner When It Comes to Federal Support for Oral Health?
    Twenty-one states received cooperative agreement grants and technical assistance from the CDC. States can save money by using these funds to operate programs that prevent cavities and promote oral health.
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:43pm -
  • Testimony of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Regarding Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations
    The Pew children’s dental campaign submitted this written testimony on funding priorities for federal fiscal year 2015.
    - 4 Apr 14, 12:25pm -
  • Expanding the Dental Team
    Expanding the Dental Team looks at two private dental practices that employ dental therapists to increase access to dental care for underserved populations.
    - 12 Feb 14, 10:55am -
  • Fluoridation By the Numbers
    In 2012, 74.6% of the U.S. population on public water systems, or a total of 210,655,401 people, had access to fluoridated water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See how your state ranks in terms of access to fluoridated…
    - 4 Feb 14, 3:20pm -
  • Star Tribune: Health Beat: Dental Therapists Have CEO Smiling
    On Saturday, December 14, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (MN) published a story about how dental therapists have helped a community health clinic in Minnesota provide dental services to low-income people and lower costs. The story noted Pew’s involve…
    - 14 Dec 13, 3:10pm -
  • Community College Daily: A Plan to Provide Affordable Dental Care
    On Thursday, November 21, the Community College Times published an article about how community colleges can help increase access to care by developing educational programs for midlevel dental providers. The story cited Pew’s 2013 “Growing the Den…
    - 21 Nov 13, 3:15pm -
  • Growing the Dental Workforce
    This report examines how community colleges and workforce investment boards can help to expand the dental team and improve access to care for millions of Americans. It also offers guidance on how these institutions can cultivate support and leverage…
    - 21 Nov 13, 10:45am -
  • CNN: Dental Crisis Could Create 'State of Decay'
    Obamacare expands access to health insurance for tens of millions of people come January 1. Dental care for adults, however, is not included, and experts say we've got a potential oral health care crisis coming.
    - 9 Oct 13, 1:20pm -
  • Tampa Bay Times: Brooksville City Council Votes to Restore Fluoride to Water Supply
    The Brooksville City Council's 4-1 decision to resume fluoridation reversed a unanimous vote two years ago to end the city's 25-year-old fluoride program, a vote that came as the city attempted to balance its budget.
    - 8 Oct 13, 10:40am -

Tots to Teens Nutrition

  • The five most absurd fad diets

    The five most absurd fad diets

    You have been gorging on just about everything that you could get your hands on for time immemorial. And one fine day, you realize that your clothes no longer fit. … Read More "The five most absurd fad diets"
    - 3 May 18, 4:05am -
  • Lose weight without a depriving diet

    Lose weight without a depriving diet

      Just when you thought that the day was going to be a great one, you pass by an eatery and the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafts through the … Read More "Lose weight without a depriving diet"
    - 12 Apr 18, 3:56am -
  • Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    Staying motivated through your weight loss plan

    The biggest challenge in following a weight loss plan lies in being motivated enough to stick to it. Sometimes people start on a high note but lose motivation midway. It … Read More "Staying motivated through your weight loss plan"
    - 31 Mar 18, 4:03am -

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    WebMD: Your Children's Health

    • Scientists Use CRISPR Tool in Attempt to Cure HIV

      Scientists Use CRISPR Tool in Attempt to Cure HIV

      Chinese researchers used the tool to give a patient blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS-causing virus, the Associated Press reported.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 3:53pm -
    • Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?

      Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?

      In 2018, the nine states with adult obesity rates above 35% were: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 3:45pm -
    • Study: More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide

      Study: More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide

      Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically underestimated, while rates among boys have been overestimated, according to the report published Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 3:41pm -
    • CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses

      CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses

      U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of a severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 3:25pm -
    • Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

      Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

      While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this does not mean patients taking the drugs should stop using them now.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 3:13pm -
    • Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

      Is Your Pelvic Pain a Sign of Endometriosis?

      Women are most likely to develop endometriosis between the ages of 25 and 50, and it may contribute to reduced fertility. Left untreated for years, endometriosis can result in debilitating nerve pain.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 2:53pm -
    • Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

      Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

      The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage of public water systems in violation fell from 1.3% in 2008 to 0.55% in 2017, researchers found. A few counties in California and Texas accounted for most of the violations.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 2:47pm -
    • Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care

      Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care

      Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices but potentially unnecessary, duplicative services.
      - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 10:19am -
    • White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

      White House Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

      The news came amid growing concern over the six deaths and 450 possible cases of lung illness linked with the use of e-cigarette products. But many of those cases appear to be linked to THC cartridges, not flavored tobacco.
      - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 2:09pm -
    • Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

      Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

      Investigators at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, found caregivers lost between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep a week due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
      - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 12:42pm -
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