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A new controversial "three-parent baby" treatment may be available on the United Kingdoms National Health Service plan by next spring. The Daily Mail reports that "An independent panel of experts has cleared away remaining safety hurdles to recommend "cautious adoption" of mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) for devastating inherited diseases."

According to a new study released Monday, November 21, one in four children lack access to "essential primary and secondary health services." The study was based on analysis on national data of the Children's Health Fund's nationwide clinical treatment operations to assist uninsured or underinsured families. Currently more children have health coverage than any other time in United States.

painting-112116.jpg More children in the United States are developing infections that are resistant to drugs, according to a new study. The study, which was published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, saw researchers analyze blood samples that were collected from children aged 1 to 17 who received outpatient, inpatient, intensive care unit, and long-term care between 1999 and 2012.

The likelihood of individuals contracting the flu may be directly linked with the year of their birth, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Arizona. For the study the researchers examined the exposure to certain strains of the flu virus during a child's early life. "But as far as the data tell us, there is something kind of magical about the first time . . ."

E-Cigarette-110916.jpg A new study shows that teens who "vape" e-cigarettes are more likely to move on to regular cigarettes. The survey was conducted over ten Los Angeles county schools. The study was published November 8 in the Journal of American Medical Association. Leading researcher Adam Leventhal cited that, "teens who vape frequently are more than twice as likely to start smoking on about a weekly basis."

A new study has found that the number of opioid painkiller overdose deaths among young children and teens has risen substantially over the past three years. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed data from children's hospitals from 1997 through 2012 that was taken at three-year intervals.

AirPollution-110116.jpg UNICEF has just put out a report that shows one in seven children are breathing in toxic air. Approximately 300 million children live in areas with toxic outdoor air pollution. UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake states that, "Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under five every year - and it threatens the lives and futures of millions . . ."

A deadly complication related to measles may not be as rare as doctors once thought. The complication is fatal and incurable. At least 16 people in Los Angeles and San Francisco have died from it. The condition is called, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or SSPE. Studies from the University of California cite that it is "caused when the measles virus stays in the brain, usually for years.

foster-children-101816.jpg A new study shows that children in foster care are at higher risks of diseases. The study was conducted by Kristin Turney and Julie Steel and it was published in Health Daily News. Some of the identified risks included, mental health issues, ADHD, obesity, asthma, and depression to name a few. The study compared foster children to low-income and single parent families.

Newborn-Baby-Crying-101416.jpg Researchers find that multiple children's deaths could be linked to teething tablets. So far ten deaths have been linked to children using homeopathic teething tablets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also linked "400 adverse events" associated with the tablets. Parents with teething babies have been warned by the FDA to "stop using the products . . ."

Baby-Face-090816.jpg More evidence has come to light that babies born via C-section may be more likely to develop obesity later in life. For the study researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston reviewed health records of children born via C-section as they developed into adulthood.

Iris-left-eye-090816.jpg The Zika virus is capable of living in the eyes and possibly tears of humans, according to a new study from researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. For the study the researchers collected data from a study of mice infected with Zika. "There were many different parts of the eye — the cornea, the iris, the retina."

PregnantWoman-082616.jpg Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy are more likely to have a hyperactive child, according to a new study. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that more than half the mothers (4,415 women or 53 percent) reported using acetaminophen at 18 weeks of pregnancy, while fewer than half (3,381 women or 42 percent) reported using it at 32 weeks.

DianNissen-081016.jpg Injuries related to the use of trampolines and trampoline parks may be increasing, according to a new study from researchers at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and the University of Connecticut. For the study the researchers looked at hospital data related to injuries occurring at trampoline parks.

PEGIViolence-072116.jpg Parents should be wary of their children's exposure to violence in the media, according to a new study from researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). According to the new statement, there is a clear and traceable connection between the amount of violence kids take in from the media and increased aggressive behavior. "With children, actual physical violence is, thankfully, rare."

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