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Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Although many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, it is actually exam time here in Georgia. Don't fret, the exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office instead of the t...

Connectyx Partners with InstantAmber, a Leader in Child Safety and Missing Children Awareness

PALM CITY, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group Inc. (Pink Sheets: CTYX) is pleased to announce that the Company has formed a partnership with InstantAmber, a leading child safety and missing children awareness company. The agreement will enable InstantAmber to ...

Families With Special Needs Children Need Special Financial Strategies

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 15 percent of Americans over the age of five have some sort of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Parents with special needs children know they need to create a long-term strategy to provide care for those children after the...

Recently Released Data from the National Survey of Children's Health Reports That Autism Now Affects 1% of Children and is More Common Than Children's Cancer, Diabetes, and AIDS Combined.

The Autism Research Institute mobilizes international experts in the effort to hold back this devastating disorder, and to discover effective treatments and prevention strategies. ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Health Survey recently released ...

Millions Of U.S. Children Low In Vitamin D

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven out of ten U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, raising their risk of bone and heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The striking findings suggest that v...

New drug for children with high-risk leukemia

Each year, approximately 4,500 children in America are diagnosed with leukemia, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A potentially deadly cancer of the blood, it is the most common cancer in children. "Modern medicine can cure eight out of 10 cases of childhood leukemia, so parents ...

U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Jenna Bush Hager Announce Next Generation Initiative to Improve Lives of Children Around the World

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the launch of UNICEF's Next Generation to engage young adults with UNICEF's mission to save, protect and improve the lives of children around the world. UNICEF's Next Generation steering committee is de...

May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch 'Cars for Classrooms' Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism

Award-winning car toys offer schools innovative teaching tool for children with autism RANDOLPH, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May Institute, the National Autism Center, and Automoblox are proud to announce the launch of "Cars for Classrooms," a unique summer chari...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has tried to quell a 3-year-old's temper tantrum knows that dealing with small children can be stressful, but add an autism spectrum disorder to the mix and the like...

New Five-Question Test Helps Assess Asthma Control In Children Under Five Years Of Age

Test for Respiratory and Asthma Control in Kids (TRACK™) is the first validated, parent-administered asthma-control test for preschool-aged children Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 17, 2009 -- Caregivers of children under five years of age can now answer five simple q...

Narconon of Georgia Saves Lives of Orphaned Children in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narconon of Georgia drug rehabilitation and education program has many outreach activities, but none may be more special than their dedication to saving lives of orphaned children addicted to glue in Honduras. *(PHOTO 7...

New Five-Question Test Helps Assess Asthma Control in Children Under Five Years of Age

WILMINGTON, Del., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caregivers of children under five years of age can now answer five simple questions to determine if their child's breathing problems are not under control. AstraZeneca funded a research project to create the Test for Respiratory and Ast...

Study: Bath time falls injure thousands of children annually

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - A new national study finds kids are being hurt in bathtubs and showers at a surprising rate.* You might think scalding or near drownings would be the most common threat in the bathroom, but they're not. Experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital say slips and falls are far mo...

Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag

Government study finds gains and losses FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- More of America's children get recommended vaccinations and have health insurance than in years past, but a new U.S. government report paints a mixed picture of the overall health of the nation's youngsters. ...

Annual costs of stroke in US children at least $42 million

Stroke in children costs at least $42 million annually in the United States, researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association . In the first cost analysis of pediatric stroke in the United States, researchers reviewed data from U.S. children age 0 to 20 who used hospital...

Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes in American youngsters under the age of 20 cost at least $42 million a year, a new study finds. The incidence is not high -- between two and four per 100,000 young people annually, said Dr...

Nick Jonas Joins with Washington Nationals to Support Children with Diatbetes

Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers has lent his star power to the Washington Nationals to raise awareness of diabetes and support the creation of a new Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center in the nation's capital. Washington, DC (PRWEB) ...

Autism Speaks Launches TV Ad Campaign Calling on Congress to End Insurance Discrimination Against Children with Autism

Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, launches a new national television advertising campaign calling on Congress to put an end to private insurers' blatant discrimination against children with autism. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 8,...

Mothers of children with autism have higher parental stress, psychological distress

Ask any mother and she'll tell you that raising a preschooler is no easy task. Now imagine what it must be like to bring up a child with autism or a developmental delay. Researchers at the University of Washington's Autism Center asked mothers about their experiences and found that moms of ch...

Al's Angels' 'Angels in July' Saugatuck River Bridge Lighting to Benefit Children in Need

WESTPORT, Conn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairfield County residents will have the opportunity to witness a special, one night only holiday event tomorrow as they celebrate the traditional lighting of the Saugatuck River Bridge at dusk. Those who purchase tickets to the event, in advance or at the d...

New study pinpoints difference in the way children with autism learn new behaviors

Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have collaborated to uncover important new insights into the neurological basis of autism. Their new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience , examined patterns of movement as children with ...

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children & Denver Zoo Announce Mascot Contest Winner

DENVER , June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver Zoo and HealthONE's Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) revealed today Denver's newest mascot, Jack, the Rocky Mountain river otter. Jack, named after Dr. Jack Chang, is the official animal mascot of the new pediatric hospital. (Photo:...

Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a 6-5 decision in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring , the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's ban on partial birth infanticide -- a law that mirrors the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Americans United for Life (...

Camp Promise Rallies To Provide Massachusetts Children With Alternative To MDA Canceled Summer Camp

Camp Promise to Provide Second Chance at Summer Recreation for Children with Muscular Dystrophy Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2009 -- In immediate response to the Muscular Dystrophy Association's decision to cancel the remainder of its annual summer camp program due to th...

Hypoallergenic Cat Company Launches Pet Buddies Program to Donate Its Unique Kittens to Pet-Allergic Children Undergoing Long-Term Medical Treatment

Following a successful pilot, the Pet Buddies program will give company's scientifically proven hypoallergenic cats free of cost to allergic children undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have a companion animal understand that the hum...

Afghani children suffering from post-traumatic stress

Bielefeld, GermanyJune 23, 2009Children who live in Afghanistan are particularly affected every day by a multitude of war time stressors which increase the likelihood of developing PTSD: trauma, child labor, and family and military violence. On a daily basis they are first-hand witnesses to the bo...

Nordic Omega-3 Fishies from Nordic Naturals Offers Quality EPA and DHA for Children with 'Kid Pleasin' Taste

WATSONVILLE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Omega-3 Fishies is Nordic Naturals newest product for children, the "ultimate fish oil gummie" in a swimmingly fun shape and great tasting natural tangerine flavor. Perfect for two-year-olds and up, Nordic Omega-3 Fishies is a gourmet treat made ...

Courage Camps Maintain Summer Camp Schedule for Children and Adults With Disabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's two camps, Camp Courage in Maple Lake and Courage North near Itasca State Park, will maintain its summer camp schedule for people with disabilities. A recent Muscular Dystrophy camp held at Camp Courage included 10 participants (camper...

Governor Rendell Discusses Impact of Budget on Services for Families of Children With Autism

BRYN MAWR, Pa., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today met with families in southeastern Pennsylvania to discuss what is at stake in the proposed state budget as it relates to autism services. An estimated 25,000 Pennsylvania children and adults live with an autism spe...

MDA Cancels Remainder of Nationwide Summer Camp Program to Protect Children From Swine Flu

TUCSON, Ariz., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to overriding concern for the health and safety of Jerry's Kids, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today that it is immediately canceling the remainder of its annual summer camp program because of the H1N1 virus. "These ch...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

- Phase III data show rapid and sustained remission in more than 90% of Ilaris-treated patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) - Ilaris is the first approved treatment for children as young as four and is given only every eight weeks - Highly selective in targeting ...

Vaccinating children may be effective at helping control spread of influenza, experts say

Targeting children may be an effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the EU. The study suggests that, used to support other control measures, this could help control the spread of pandemics such as the current swine flu. As the Wo...

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Applaud Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) For Introducing Legislation to Require Insurance Coverage for Children With Congenital Deformities

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) applauds Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) on introducing S. 1235, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1339, the Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery (CARES)...

Providing health insurance for US children would be cheaper than expected, study says

Extending health insurance coverage to all children in the U.S. would be relatively inexpensive and would yield economic benefits that are greater than the costs, according to new research conducted at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "Providing health insurance to all child...

Parents In Wisconsin Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

LeadConfirm Professional, the first and only non-invasive and oral-based lead testing product in the market today, is now available to more doctors and health care professionals in Wisconsin through a wider distribution base. San Diego – LeadConfirm Professional, ...

Can lowering body temperature prevent brain damage in children who suffer cardiac arrest?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the University of Utah will lead a multi-center study to investigate whether hypothermialowering body temperaturecan prevent or reduce brain damage in childre...

First and Only Weaning Product Based on 100% Non-Allergenic Amino-Acids Specifically Designed for Children With Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food Protein Intolerance

LIVERPOOL, England, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutricia, the European market leader in advanced medical nutrition, announces the launch of Neocate Nutra, the first and only weaning product made from 100% non-allergenic amino acids. Neocate Nutra has been specifically developed for weaning infants...

Parents key in new measure to evaluate language in children with autism

This release is available in French . WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday June 10, 2009) A new parent questionnaire, developed at the University of Waterloo, will help health practitioners to more accurately gauge the acquisition of language skills in children with autism. The pioneering Languag...

Parents In Pennsylvania Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

LeadConfirm Professional, the first and only non-invasive and oral-based lead testing product in the market today, is now available to more doctors and health care professionals in Pennsylvania through a wider distribution base. San Diego, CA (Vocus) – LeadConfirm...

More Ontario children are getting diagnosed with diabetes: ICES study

TORONTO, JUNE 8, 2009 Ontario children are more likely to get diagnosed with diabetes than their American counterparts. A study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found a 3 per cent increase per year in the rate of diabetes in Ontario children from 1994 to 2004. ...
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