Child Health & Safety News: 8/27: FDA Approves Generic Epi Pen

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Safety News: 11 month old Baby Suffers Stroke After Exposure To Chicken Pox By Unvaccinated Siblings

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.

  • One in ten children in Ireland not using seat belts when travelling in back seat 2018-8-26
  • FBI encourages ‘Child ID’ safety app heading back to school The app stores information about your child on your phone – height, weight, eye color, etc. so that it can be quickly transmitted to law enforcement IFF needed. 2018-8-26
  • ATVs kill more children than bicycles: AAP urges families to yield to safety 2018-8-26
  • Lifestyle of Mothers Plays Important Role in Obesity Risk for Their Children | 2018-8-25
  • ‘Rosie’s Hugs’ brings happiness to kids in emergency rooms 2018-8-25

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
FDA Approves Generic Epi Pen At Last

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics just published a clinical review with citations on the importance of play for children’s health and brain development. Children need outdoor play, recess and activity throughout the day. 2018-8-25
  • Prevent Blindness focuses on kids’ eye health in August 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health reported that in the U.S. less than 70% of children receive appropriate eye health services. 2018-8-25
  • Schools are using AI to track what students write on their computers safety vs privacy?? 2018-8-24
  • The Debate on Teens and Social Media: In Perspective 2018-8-24
  • How Teens and Parents Navigate Screen Time and Device Distractions 54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s screen time. 2018-8-22
  • Your Kids Can’t Catch Cystic Fibrosis- What Else You Need to Know 2018-8-22
  • How Should You React When Your Child Makes a Mistake? 2018-8-21
  • Parkland Students Made a High-Tech T-Shirt That’s Actually Getting People to Register to Vote a QR code that leads to voter registration is embedded in the design 2018-8-20
  • Why You Need to Stop Giving Energy and Sports Drinks to Kids 2018-8-20
  • The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard 2018-8-20


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