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  • Gardasil HPV Vaccine

    About the HPV Vaccine

    Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a group of more than 150 related viruses, forty of which that can infect the genital areas of male and female humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the very common virus currently infects nearly 80 million individuals, or one in four, in the United States. […] More

  • Boys Playing in Sandbox

    Minimum Age Kids Can Be Unsupervised at Home by State

    There have been numerous stories in the news lately about parents who leave their children home alone. Parents engage in “free range” parenting when they go to work, head to the grocery store, and while running other errands. In many cases, those parents truly believe that their children were capable of watching themselves for several hours. […] More

  • Liquid Antibacterial Hand Soap

    Common Antibacterial Compound Triclosan Linked to Developmental and Reproductive Issues

    A new study presented Sunday at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in San Francisco suggests that contact with common antibacterial compounds like triclosan may cause developmental and reproductive issues. Researchers have found that the antibacterial compound triclosan was found in all urine samples of tested pregnant women while another compound known as triclocarban appeared in more than […] More

  • Preschoolers and Depression

    Depression Can Start by Preschool Age

    A new report published in the American Journal of Psychiatry has found that depression in children can start by preschool age. According to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, preschoolers who are depressed are two and a half times more likely to continue to experience symptoms in elementary and middle school. The study included […] More

  • A Brief History of the Vaccine

    Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Safe for Pregnant Women

    A new study from the United Kingdom concludes that that the whooping cough vaccine is safe for women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious disease. Pertussis has recently experienced a rapid increase in infections resulting in the death of some infected newborns. Because of the increase in […] More

  • Gardasil HPV Vaccine

    Kids in Michigan Start HPV Vaccine But Never Finish Series

    The 2014 national immunization study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that many teen girls in Michigan receive the first dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine but never return to complete the three-shot series. The study found that two-thirds of girls between 13 and 17 receive the first dose of the vaccine in […] More

  • Mosquito

    Experimental Malaria Vaccine Protects Babies for 18 Months

    The experimental malaria vaccine known as RTS,S is aiming to become the first drug that is specifically designed to protect babies from the deadly disease. According to GlaxoSmithKline, the drug has protected babies for a span up to 18 months. Last week, GlaxoSmithKline asked the European Medicines Agency to approve the RTS,S drug for free market use. The […] More

  • Small Baby Breastfeeding

    More Moms Are Breastfeeding, According to CDC Report Card

    Mothers in the United States are breastfeeding at an increasing rate, according to the latest Breastfeeding Report Card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the agency’s newest study, 79 percent of babies born in 2011 were breastfed. The study finds that moms in the Southeastern states are lagging behind national averages, specifically in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, […] More

  • Overweight Male Child

    One in Four Parents Underestimates Child Weight Issues

    A new study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease has found that one in four kids do not realize they are overweight. According to the study published by the department of quantitative health sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, 27 percent of children and teens underestimate their weight while only 3 percent overestimated […] More

  • Prevent Clefts Caused by Smoking

    Smoking May Cause Cleft Lips and Palates

    Did you know that July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using the month to warn about the dangers associated with smoking and the formation of cleft palates and cleft lips. While the organization admits that all causes of cleft lips and palates are […] More

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