Child Health & Safety News 1/01: WW Measles Deaths at Record Low

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: NHS doctors to pilot food prescriptions as poverty soars

Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed. Still, quite a bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 15 events & stories.

  • Bills concerning the safety of children and students from child care facilities through high school students are now Michigan law. Background checks now get sent to the FBI for a facility’s program director & staff members 2017-12-31
  • Smartwatches with internet-enabled GPS tracking devices can put children at risk due to security flaws, unreliable emergency features, and poor privacy protections 4 brands: Gator 2, Tinitell, Viksfjord and Xplora are a concern 2017-12-31
  • Is FaceTime safe for kids? We explain the pros and cons 2017-12-30
  • Why Do They Prick Your Newborn Baby’s Heel? or blood spot tests find hidden conditions easily 2017-12-29
  • Kids to wear cameras in Univ. of Auckland study of ‘healthy’ marketing 2017-12-29

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Measles Deaths Fall to Record Low: “For the first time in history, annual deaths
around the globe from measles have fallen below 100,000, the WHO announced this year.
As recently as the 1980s, measles killed 2.6 million people a year.”

  • December issue of Kids Who Care… (via @revue) 2017-12-29
  • Want to set your child up for lifelong health? Go with your gut (healthy gut bacteria that is…) 2017-12-28
  • The Internet Never Forgets – Our Children Magazine 2017-12-27
  • For Children, A Good Booger Joke Helps The Medicine Go Down – and Dr Howard Bennett is great at them: NPR 2017-12-27
  • How Can I Make Sure My Toddler Eats Healthy: Parent Q&A 2017-12-27
  • Family meals may boost kids’ physical, mental health 2017-12-26
  • Child-friendly wi-fi will be available at Lloyds Bank branches in Dorset. It’s the first UK bank to offer this 2017-12-26
  • Helping Kids Set Goals For The New Year and Keep Them! 2017-12-25


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