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CDC on swine flu: what parents should know

The swine flu (now referred to as the Mexican flu or Novel H1N1 flu) has now spread to 41 states in the US with 642 confirmed cases (as of May 6) and 23 countries worldwide. The US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has provided recommendations for the general public but also to specific […]

CDC report on unintentional injuries in children

The latest CDC report says that the majority of children and adolescent accidental injuries in the US are due to vehicular accidents, drowning, and falls. From 2001 to 2006, approximately 55 million children were treated at emergency facilities for so-called “unintentional injuries”, leading to a yearly estimate of 9 million cases. Many accidents were non-fatal. […]

Protecting the ones you love: Child injuries report at CDC

Protecting your loved ones, especially the children – that’s what it’s all about. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has just released the CDC Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Unintentional Injuries among 0-19 Year Olds in the United States, 2000-2006 earlier this month. The report gives data on accidental children injuries associated with […]

High incidence of false-negative TB tests in international adoptees

A study published online in the July edition of the journal Pediatrics revealed that many internationally adopted children showed positive skin tests for tuberculosis (TB) three months after receiving negative results. The U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics reports that 20,705 children were adopted from overseas in 2006, and most of them come from regions where […]

Is there a lack of breastfeeding support in hospitals and birth centers?

The US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) conducted a survey on maternity practices in hospitals and birth centers nationwide in 2007. The survey looked at 7 areas providing support for women who choose to breastfeed their babies and rated them on a scale of 0 to 100. The average scores presented below were based […]

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