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Opinion: I almost died last year from an entirely preventable medical condition |  CNN

Opinion: I almost died last year from an entirely preventable medical condition | CNN

Editor’s note: Alice Paul Tapper, 15, is a sophomore in Washington, DC. She is the daughter of CNN’s Jake Tapper. The opinions expressed in this comment are his own. See more opinions on CNN. CNN — I almost died around Thanksgiving last year, and it was completely preventable. It started on a weekend in November …

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Strep A kills three more children as UK activates alternative medicine plan

Three more children have died of strep A, it has emerged, and pharmacists across the UK have been told they can supply alternative antibiotics to those originally prescribed, in a bid to ease shortages of some forms of penicillin. Data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that at least 19 children have now …

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Fight against myopia in children: can time spent outdoors help?  - Harvard Health

Fight against myopia in children: can time spent outdoors help? – Harvard Health

Research suggests that time spent outdoors reduces the risk of myopia, a vision problem on the rise worldwide. Turns out when your mom told you to stop sitting near the TV or that you might need glasses, she was on to something. Nearsightedness, or nearsightedness, is a growing problem worldwide. While a myopic child can …

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Most Canadians with COPD report excellent mental health

Most Canadians with COPD report excellent mental health

Despite the links between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and poor mental health, nearly 90% of older Canadians with COPD do not suffer from mental illness, and more than two-thirds report complete mental health, according to a new study . People who were socially isolated and lacking emotional support were at higher risk for poor …

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Using screens to calm children may lead to future problems with emotion regulation: study

Using screens to calm children may lead to future problems with emotion regulation: study

The story at a glance The ubiquity of smart devices makes them an attractive option for parents looking to appease upset children. However, frequent use of these devices in children aged 3 to 5 could lead to impaired emotional regulation down the line. Researchers suggest that parents and caregivers use alternative methods to calm children. …

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The shortage of essential cold and flu medicines for children could last until the spring of 2023. Here are some safe alternatives parents can try.

The shortage of essential cold and flu medicines for children could last until the spring of 2023. Here are some safe alternatives parents can try.

Tylenol, Amoxicillin, Tamiflu and Albuterol are all proving hard to find for some parents. Experts recommend asking your pharmacist if alternatives are available, such as generics or capsules. Do not give adult medications to children. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed on the go. …

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Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with THE CITY. Subscribe to dispatches to get stories like this as soon as they are published. This article appeared in Dispatches, a weekly newsletter from ProPublica that shines a light on wrongdoing in America and the journalism of our newsroom. Kramer, a member …

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The end of the public health emergency could lead to an increase in the number of uninsured children in Missouri

The end of the public health emergency could lead to an increase in the number of uninsured children in Missouri

CLARA BATES, Missouri Independent Missouri’s rate of uninsured children has leveled off during the COVID-19 pandemic, reversing a years-long trend that has seen increasing numbers of children lose coverage, according to a report released Wednesday by the University. of Georgetown. But researchers warn that the end of the federal public health emergency, which will likely …

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Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with THE CITY. Subscribe to Dispatches to get stories like this as soon as they’re published. In November, we published an article about three New York teenagers who struggled to get mental health services that the city’s public schools are legally required to provide. …

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