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

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Parents and kids needed a better asthma test; thanks to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, it’s here bit.ly/2RZXb1J

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: yourteenmag.com/technology/kid… 2018-12-16
  • What’s Medicaid Got to Do With Early Childhood Development? bit.ly/2CftsMV 2018-12-16
  • Emotional Competency, Communication, And Bullying In Adolescent Technology Use bit.ly/2ULkOg6 2018-12-15
  • Childhood inflammatory brain disease linked to poorer health-related quality of life bit.ly/2RXDxTZ 2018-12-14
  • The Best 3 Holiday Gifts for Families with Allergies bit.ly/2EgYXrn 2018-12-14
  • How an Orlando school used telehealth to stop scabies outbreak bit.ly/2Qvnpwy 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. cnn.it/2C7rZIz ~1 in 20 children < 6YO experienced homelessness in 2014-15

  • Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays bit.ly/2EgQ7K1 2018-12-12
  • Trouble With Self-Regulation: What You Need to Know u.org/2rueI6A 2018-12-12
  • 2018 CNN Hero of the Year cnn.it/2Qqf9O2 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 ab.co/2G8jD7t 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 bit.ly/2RPxXTL 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 nyti.ms/2QrPBjR 2018-12-10
  • How to Foster Empathy in Children nyti.ms/2B755PI 2018-12-10
  • No change to how Child Protective Services handles parent marijuana use bit.ly/2EcAxzj 2018-12-10
  • Why You Should Not Give Milk to a Child on an Antibiotic bit.ly/2LblgAc 2018-12-10

Child Health & Safety News 12/10: For Gifted Kids, Hands On or Off?

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Safety News: Trouble In Toyland – 33rd Annual Toy Safety Report bit.ly/2RNy7La

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.

  • Schools fight to dispel health misperceptions that it’s safer, ‘vaping epidemic’ bit.ly/2RNfZRA 2018-12-09
  • Sufficient sleep in childhood may lead to healthy BMI later bit.ly/2E9AAf2 2018-12-09
  • ‘Kids are falling off’: Why fewer children have health insurance now https://nbcnews.to/2EmtZis 2018-12-08
  • 7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Health | Times Square Chronicles http://bit.ly/2L7GoHn 2018-12-08
  • Ooredoo unveils new safety devices for children, pets http://bit.ly/2QoCjEO parents and pet owners in Qatar can now keep tabs on their children and their pets any time of the day or night 2018-12-07

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
For gifted kids, better to be hands-on or -off? https://cnn.it/2RPQuzj

  • Volunteer Projects Children Can Do to Help Those in Need bit.ly/2UejGBH 2018-12-06
  • Medical Experts Gather in Atlanta to Improve Clinical Care for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease prn.to/2BTWOQS 2018-12-06
  • Could My Child Have Hypothyroidism (and Will It Go Away)? cle.clinic/2KYgdmx: 2018-12-05
  • Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens http://bit.ly/2QnYBX6 2018-12-05
  • Universal Pre-K Became State Law In 2014 — But Vermont Is Losing Child Care Capacity http://bit.ly/2QpqT3D 2018-12-04
  • New Nebraska Child Car Seat / Booster Safety Restraint Law in effect Janurary 1st. http://bit.ly/2EauP0N 2018-12-04
  • Winter Safety Advice For Parents And Kids http://bit.ly/2EmhOlL 2018-12-03
  • The Techniques of a Predator: Part 2 – Bribery and Threats bit.ly/2AkWCIc 2018-12-03

Child Health & Safety News 12/3: Birth Control “Gel” for Men?

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Number of Uninsured Children Rose for the First Time This Decade bit.ly/2E5KsqZ

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.

  • What Should You Teach Your Child About Personal Hygiene? bit.ly/2FRdcp9 2018-12-02
  • Experts warn of new online safety risks for kids bit.ly/2U43y5z 2018-12-02
  • Lawmakers press for fingerprinting of staff running detention facility for migrant children bit.ly/2QacXug The contractor running Tornillo has not put its staff through FBI background checks, and is allowed to have one mental health clinician for every 100 kids 2018-12-01
  • “Kids Who Care – Issue #15 – When Kids Recognize a Friend in Need…” getrevue.co/profile/pediat… (via @revue) – Just in time to start the weekend smiling… 2018-12-01
  • How to Help Your Baby or Toddler Clear a Stuffy Nose cle.clinic/2E6Uxnp 2018-11-30

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Birth control for men: researchers test a male contraceptive gel https://nbcnews.to/2FXMEmj

  • The ‘smart’ baby technology raising today’s children https://bbc.in/2G00jt7 2018-11-29
  • Fortnite Has Invaded the Modern American Classroom Like No Other Game – IGN bit.ly/2E0EgRf 2018-11-29
  • Is there an ROI on wishes granted through Make-A-Wish? This study says yes http://bit.ly/2BQvxih 2018-11-28
  • New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids May Have Autism bit.ly/2r81096 While difficult to pinpoint the best data reporting method- it’s estimated that the correct number is between 1 in 40 and 1 in 59. 2018-11-27
  • November is Child Safety and Prevention Month. One way to keep your child safe is to have an evacuation plan in case of a natural disaster. Learn more: 2018-11-27
  • Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children bit.ly/2TPXCNg 2018-11-26
  • Dog Acting Strange? Change Affects Every Member of the Family bit.ly/2BvVTWu 2018-11-26
  • Thousands of booster, car seats recalled from different manufacturers including Graco, Britax, Harmony, Diono… http://bit.ly/2Qaq3re 2018-11-26

Child Health & Safety News 11/26: 8 Bath Time Hazards for Kids

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Does Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ Influence Teen Suicide? Survey Asks At-Risk Youths bit.ly/2R1nBje

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.

  • How to Parent a Sensitive Child Live in a Less Than Sensitive World bit.ly/2SaFoEU 2018-11-25
  • Keep this handy for your next roadtrip! Stop backseat bickering. One hillarious solution! buff.ly/2GkAJux 2018-11-24
  • Probiotic no better than placebo for acute gastroenteritis in children bit.ly/2S5sQyv results of large randomized controlled trial call into question current recommendations 2018-11-23
  • School-based health centers take leading role in fighting teen suicide http://bit.ly/2KyYDVT 2018-11-23
  • How Fathers Can Strengthen the Relationships With Their Sons bit.ly/2PKa3Mf 2018-11-21
  • When Your Child Doesn’t Look Their Age bit.ly/2S05GJR 2018-11-20

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Avoid These 8 Bath Time Hazards to Keep Your Child Safe in the Tub https://cle.clinic/2KAAG0w

  • Refugee Kids Are Suffering From Resignation Syndrome bit.ly/2DQjNhC …imagine a child being so traumatized by their life experiences that they shut down completely—no eating, no drinking, no talking, no response to any kind of stimulus. Here in America? 2018-11-20
  • Child Health must include Eye Health http://bit.ly/2Asm8vn 2018-11-20
  • What is the Children’s Health Act of 2000? http://bit.ly/2BzwStn 2018-11-20
  • Kids Who Didn’t Get The Right Answer on Their Tests But Aren’t Exactly Wrong Either (2 pts for creativity) bit.ly/2BgDixC 2018-11-19
  • November is Child Safety and Prevention Month. One way to keep your child safe is to have an evacuation plan in case of a natural disaster. Learn more: 2018-11-19
  • The founders of Juul claim they never wanted their product to appeal to minors—but one tobacco expert says the company’s early advertisements wooed young people 2018-11-19
  • Knowing How to Use an AED Can Save a Child’s Life bit.ly/2FF8Hhx 2018-11-19

Child Health & Safety News 11/19: Considering a 3rd MMR Dose?

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking n.pr/2FoPrV2

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.

  • The Face It® Movement shares ten child safety tips for caregivers during holidays bit.ly/2RZvc1F 2018-11-18
  • When mandated reporter calls to child protective services are used as a weapon against parents bit.ly/2r0VZiZ 2018-11-18
  • Preventing Sports Injuries in Children | Health Plus bit.ly/2DL2Bu6 2018-11-18
  • Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates – the hospital now has flu shots available for children 7 and older at its pharmacies. bit.ly/2DJCF1T 2018-11-18
  • Kids’ Mental-Health Issues on the Rise in the Emergency Dept | Psych Congress bit.ly/2A0L7pn 2018-11-17

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Have You Considered a 3rd MMR Dose? bit.ly/2TgNbCt
The new CDC guidance does not generally recommend a 3rd dose of mumps-containing vaccine except when it can be used to shorten the duration of an ongoing mumps outbreak

  • Low-emission zones ineffective in improving child lung health, study says cnn.it/2A65zoy 2018-11-17
  • When to Start Swimming Lessons for Kids bit.ly/2qPEzpa 2018-11-17
  • RSV concern this time of year; watch for these signs bit.ly/2QGQYqO 2018-11-16
  • 4 Family Friendly Workouts That Combine Fitness with Fun – Thurs Time Capsule: 11/12 bit.ly/2TftF9i 2018-11-15
  • How to Successfully (& Sensitively) Argue With Your Child bit.ly/2qOlHHc 2018-11-15
  • Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients bit.ly/2QHg8FG 2018-11-14
  • Study finds that a “Make-A-Wish” gift can transform a sick child’s health on.today.com/2RTkI3Q 2018-11-14
  • WhiteHouse.gov petition aimed at making school bus safety a federal law bit.ly/2zSoK5l 2018-11-14
  • How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide on.today.com/2DBf2sf 2018-11-13
  • As we honor our veterans today, we honor the sacrifices their families make as well. Learn more about the strength and resiliency military children have this VeteransDay: 2018-11-12
  • How to Raise a Charitable Child – Hidden Ways They Benefit bit.ly/2qHONYw 2018-11-12

Child Health & Safety News 11/12: Measles On Rise Among Orthodox

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Tiny pacemaker prototype avoids open chest surgery for infants bit.ly/2Pmk9mA

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 20 events & stories.

  • The worst “social network” is the one you can’t delete: Group texts are the new cliques for teens and tweens bit.ly/2qCeKsK 2018-11-11
  • 10 Alternative Treatments in Pediatrics to Avoid bit.ly/2zM8GBR 2018-11-11
  • Rwanda aims for universal coverage of maternal, child health services by 2024 bit.ly/2PomP3b 2018-11-10
  • Expanding polymer water beads recalled over child safety fears ab.co/2T0LGrP Intended for floral arrangements, Consumer Protection said if the balls were swallowed, they could expand and block a child’s intestines or bowel, or be a choking hazard. 2018-11-10
  • Why you shouldn’t hold a baby in flight strib.mn/2zGK7Gv 2018-11-10
  • Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes bit.ly/2QxioPI 2018-11-10
  • Are child walkers actually safe? bit.ly/2DxWLfz Not really. 2018-11-09

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
New York’s Orthodox Jewish community is battling measles outbreaks. bit.ly/2T5abUz
Currently all cases are occurring in the unvaccinated or undervaccinated Orthodox population

  • Why Research Says it’s Actually Good for Kids to Daydream bit.ly/2QdkMLj 2018-11-09
  • How Shyness and Introversion Are Different in Kids bit.ly/2Pha1vd 2018-11-08
  • End the Teeth-Brushing Battles Thurs Time Capsule: 11/12 bit.ly/2Pe9p9H 2018-11-08
  • Can Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools Keep Your Kids Safe? Or Does it Do More Harm Than Good? bit.ly/2zBb7aj 2018-11-07
  • Gender-diverse youth need pediatrician advocates bit.ly/2SPzc63 2018-11-07
  • Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids cnn.it/2SKUZw1 2018-11-07
  • Youth TBI laws promote head injury evaluation in emergency department bit.ly/2SNF3sP 2018-11-06
  • The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children bit.ly/2JMLGYp “Armed conflict directly and indirectly affects children’s physical, mental, and behavioral health. It can affect every organ system, and its impact can persist throughout the life course…” 2018-11-06
  • Instant soups account for more than 20% of pediatric scald injuries bit.ly/2AMYISx While adults may burn the roof of their mouths, kids with developing motor skills, burn their torsos. 2018-11-06
  • Letter from frustrated dad helps spark initiative to address pediatric cancer in Nebraska bit.ly/2JHdFII 2018-11-05
  • 5 children killed and 7 injured in one week – hit by motorists as they boarded school-buses – Please Read: School Bus Stop Arms Are Being Ignored: How to Fix That bit.ly/2JFMZIA 2018-11-05
  • 10 Parenting Strategies for Raising Happy Kids bit.ly/2quitIK 2018-111-05
  • How to Care For Your Child if They Chip a Tooth bit.ly/2AKjpyr 2018-11-05