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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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HPV vaccine does not lead to unsafe sexual practices or sexual initiation in young women and teens: Study

A new study may alleviate concerns that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine leads to either the initiation of sex or unsafe sexual behaviors among teenage girls and young women. Image/CDC The Cincinnati Children’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 29th, 2013
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Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes survive on inanimate objects longer than previously thought

Two common bacteria often implicated in a variety of serious and not-so-serious infections,  Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes, can persist on surfaces for far longer than has been thought, according More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Toy Safety Advice for Children During the Holidays

PRESS RELEASE With the excitement of the holidays, parents and relatives eagerly purchase the hottest toys and latest items for their children. But it’s during the hustle and bustle of the season that many fail More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Perrigo recalls acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, some syringes missing markings

The Perrigo Company announced Friday a volunatary recall of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160 mg/5 mL, sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in a box under the store brand products More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Philadelphia eye doctors offer safety tips for protecting your eyes during Halloween

It’s almost time to don your outfit for the 31st, but keep in mind some important safety tips, say doctors at Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, that may keep you from doing real harm to your eyes -potentially More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Flavored cigarettes and little cigars a favorite of 40% of middle and high school students:CDC

More than two out of every five middle and high school students who smoke report using either flavored little cigars or flavored cigarettes, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Olympic medalist, Dara Torres talks meningococcal meningitis and the ‘Voices of Meningitis’

With school back in session, there is so much to do and prepare for–books, exams, and weekend football games. However, there is something that all parents should be aware of as you send you children off the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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E-cigarette use by US teens double according to CDC data

The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
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August is children’s eye health and safety month

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend that your child’s pediatrician  or family doctor conduct periodic eye screening examinations at well child visits, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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CDC gives update on HPV vaccination: ‘We’re dropping the ball’

During a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) telebriefing today, health leaders gave an update on vaccination rates against human papillomavirus (HPV) and vaccine safety. CDC Director Thomas Frieden CDC More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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FDA approves Plan B One-Step for all women of reproductive potential without a prescription

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday it’s approval of Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing potential. Plan B One-Step emergency More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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HPV prevalence in female teens drop 56% since HPV vaccine introduced

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden opened up his statements during a CDC telebriefing today (audio) with positive news saying, “Today we have really good news.  The types of HPV, human papillomavirus, that More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 13th, 2013
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Food allergy organization educates on ‘food allergy bullying’ in American schools

This week, May 12-18, is Food Allergy Awareness Week and national advocate for people with food allergies, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is trying to promote awareness of an ever growing issue More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 29th, 2013
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Environmental watchdog group, EcoWaste Coaliton, warns of lead-laden kiddie backpacks

The Quezon City, Philippines based environmental public interest group, EcoWaste Coaliton, is warning the public of poisonous kiddie back packs, according to a posting on their website yesterday. Image/EcoWaste More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Doctors warn of the dangers of the ‘Cinnamon Challenge’

A YouTube fad that began last year could result in serious medical issues including lung damage, says doctors. The “Cinnamon Challenge” entails swallowing a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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HAART appears to protect against heart damage: NIH

For children who have had HIV-1 infection since birth, the combination drug therapies now used to treat HIV appear to protect against the heart damage seen before combination therapies were available, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 24th, 2013
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An increasing number of parents don’t intend to get their teen daughters vaccinated for HPV: Study

Despite the fact that more doctors recommend that teen females get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), an increasing percentage of parents do not  intend  to get their adolescent daughters vaccinated, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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Pediatricians issue new guidelines on treating ear infections

Ear infections, or acute otitis media (AOM) is a very common childhood infection, in fact, it affects three out of four kids by the time they are three years old.   Public domain photo/Earpiercing via Wikimedia More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 21st, 2012
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Tamiflu approved to treat children as young as 2 weeks old: FDA

Public domain image/Moriori at the English Wikipedia project (cropped) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today expanded the approved use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to treat children as young as 2 weeks old More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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Israeli Pediatric Association calls for an end to metzitzah b’peh, Mohels voice opposition

The circumcision controversy that has been a hot topic in New York City recently, is now being hotly debated in Israel as pediatricians and mohels butt heads over the controversial procedure called metzitzah b’peh. Image/CIA The Jewish More...


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