Child Health & Safety News 12/17: Sesame Street Muppet is Homeless

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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.

  • Recently, the National Institutes of Health researchers presented initial findings from the brain scans of 4,500 participants. Here’s what we know so far about kids and screens:… 2018-12-16
  • What’s Medicaid Got to Do With Early Childhood Development? 2018-12-16
  • Emotional Competency, Communication, And Bullying In Adolescent Technology Use 2018-12-15
  • Childhood inflammatory brain disease linked to poorer health-related quality of life 2018-12-14
  • The Best 3 Holiday Gifts for Families with Allergies 2018-12-14
  • How an Orlando school used telehealth to stop scabies outbreak 2018-12-14

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily is first to experience homelessness. The hope is that Lily’s story can not only reach kids who can identify with her, but also help others have greater empathy. ~1 in 20 children < 6YO experienced homelessness in 2014-15

  • Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays 2018-12-12
  • Trouble With Self-Regulation: What You Need to Know 2018-12-12
  • 2018 CNN Hero of the Year For Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong, being a physician isn’t just about treating patients — it’s about how you care for their families 2018-12-11
  • Sex education needs to evolve to keep pace with trends like sexting, experts say Research published this year suggests one in seven teenagers have sent explicit texts and one in four have received them 2018-12-11
  • Parents urged to reconsider artificial sweetener for kids The report found that artificial sweeteners—previously linked to weight gain in children—may actually be stimulating children’s appetites and leading to overconsumption 2018-12-11
  • In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures – rapid diagnostic tests, a suppository drug and a bicycle ambulance – Save Children With Malaria 2018-12-10
  • How to Foster Empathy in Children 2018-12-10
  • No change to how Child Protective Services handles parent marijuana use 2018-12-10
  • Why You Should Not Give Milk to a Child on an Antibiotic 2018-12-10


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