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CDC Reports Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak Since Year 2000
There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was "avoidable" and he called measles vaccines "among the most extensively studied medical products we have.
Apr 25 1:14AM Children's Health

Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That
In her new book Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.
Apr 23 6:47PM Children's Health

Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
Apr 22 9:01AM Children's Health

Anti-Tobacco Advocates Question McConnell Plan To Raise Minimum Purchasing Age
Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.
Apr 19 6:28PM Children's Health

Washington State Senate Passes Bill Removing Exemption For Measles Vaccine
The bill removes the personal belief exemption from required childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. Seventeen states allow exemptions based on philosophical objections.
Apr 18 7:32PM Children's Health

Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe combined immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.
Apr 17 9:12PM Children's Health

First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.
Apr 16 3:01PM Children's Health

Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn
This year, the U.S. has confirmed 550 measles cases so far.
Apr 15 7:21PM Children's Health

Teen Dating Violence Can Lead To Homicide Girls Are The Most Common Victims
A study finds that about 7 percent of all teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by a romantic partner. The majority of victims were teen girls.
Apr 15 3:45PM Children's Health

No Fake Drugs, More Jobs For Youth, End Child Sexual Abuse Online: A Vision For 2030
The 5 recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.
Apr 15 2:53PM Children's Health

For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears
For some kids with anxiety disorders, a new study suggests the best treatment might be teaching their parents new parenting skills.
Apr 15 9:00AM Children's Health

How The Rock 'N Play Baby Sleeper Became Popular And Why It Was Recalled
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with baby sleep consultant and author Alexis Dubief about the recall of Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleepers, which have had a devoted following among parents.
Apr 14 12:03PM Children's Health

Watchdogs Cite Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees
The Adelanto ICE Processing Center houses nearly 2,000 people in California. Federal, state and watchdog reviews say the Florida-based firm that runs Adelanto fails to provide adequate health care.
Apr 12 4:27PM Children's Health

Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees
At the largest refugee camp in the world, Rohingya refugees and aid agencies face numerous challenges. Now they're also dealing with an outbreak of chickenpox.
Apr 11 5:55PM Children's Health

Consumer Product Safety Commission Warns Parents About 'Rock 'n Play' Infant Rocker
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with toy maker Fisher-Price are warning parents about using the "Rock 'n Play" infant rocker which has been linked to at least 10 infant deaths.
Apr 10 9:23PM Children's Health

Safety Commission May Ask For A Recall Of Fisher-Price Baby Cot Tied To Infant Deaths
Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleeper has been linked to 32 infant deaths. Now the consumer safety agency is considering asking the company to recall the product.
Apr 10 7:41PM Children's Health

New York Declares Health Emergency As Measles Spreads In Parts Of Brooklyn
We cannot allow this dangerous disease to make a comeback here in New York City. We have to stop it now," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, announcing an order that calls for mandatory vaccinations.
Apr 9 10:37PM Children's Health

Makeshift Volunteer Clinics Struggle To Meet Medical Needs At The Border
As recent arrivals to the U.S. are released from detention with health problems ranging from diarrhea to gaping wounds, doctors who are trying to help, with little federal support, feel the strain.
Apr 5 9:00AM Children's Health

How 128,000 Low-Income Kids Lost Health Care In Tennessee Over 2 Years
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nashville Tennessean reporter Brett Kelman about why Tennessee's health insurance programs dropped more than 100,000 low-income children from the rolls over two years.
Apr 4 8:26PM Children's Health

Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over School Nutrition Rollbacks
The suit, filed on behalf of six states and the District of Columbia, says the weakened federal nutrition standards for school meals are putting kids at greater risk of health problems linked to diet.
Apr 4 4:14PM Children's Health