Tag Archives: Children

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children

Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers. Manufactured chemical groups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are universal as a result of extensive manufacturing and use. Although manufacturers no longer use PFAS to… Read More »

Think hard before shaming children

As a parent, it’s easy to slip into shaming your child. It can happen so easily, as you blurt out what you are thinking: “Do you really want to go out looking like that?”“You let your teammates down during that game.”“Why can’t you get good grades like your sister?”“Why do you hang out at home… Read More »

Child Health Experts and Advocates File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Describing Traumatic Impact of Daca Rescission on Recipients’ Children

—Washington, DC – At least a quarter of a million young children would be harmed developmentally, psychologically, and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), yet the Trump administration failed to consider their interests when repealing the program in 2017. On Friday, three dozen organizations and leaders filed an amicus brief… Read More »

High levels of engagement in care by children and young people with HIV in the UK and Ireland

There are good results for the paediatric cascade of care in the UK and Ireland, researchers report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Almost all young people have some engagement with care, 92% are taking HIV treatment and 86% are virologically suppressed. The uptake of treatment increased between 2010 and 2016, but the… Read More »

Children and gun safety: What to know and do

Stories about shootings are becoming far too common. The news is full of stories of shootings at schools, workplaces, and other public places. While stories of mass shootings get the headlines, guns kill people every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), guns killed almost 40,000 people in 2017, the highest… Read More »