Child Health & Safety News 1/22: Stranger Danger vs Tricky People

Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 11:30 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Flu is now widespread throughout the U.S. 30 children have already died cnn.it/2mVYvEz

Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.  Still, quite a bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 20 events & stories.

  • When fevers get high, know that ibuprofen and acetaminophen may not drop your child’s temperature to “normal.” The medicine’s job is just to make your child feel better so they can more comfortably rest and hydrate. 2018-01-21
  • Prosecutors: Caseworkers Withholding Child Toxicology Tests in Cases Where They are Suspected To Have Been Exposed to Illegal Drugs – the concern is fear of losing federal funding. Seriously??? When Do Kids Come First? bit.ly/2DT2mu9 2018-01-21
  • Study Shows Public Smoking Bans Benefit Children bit.ly/2DT1ZQ7 Concerns that the bans would shift smoking from public places to the home have been proven untrue 2018-01-20
  • A School’s Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock ‘Em Up n.pr/2r44b4O Locked in pouches for the duration of class. Student keeps possession but can’t access them 2018-01-20
  • Pediatric HealthSource: Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia bit.ly/2mIvegF 2018-01-19

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Why parents don’t need to teach ‘stranger danger’ – instead they’re teaching about “tricky people” bit.ly/2DWA55M

  • GOP leaders pitch children’s health funding in plan to avert shutdown bit.ly/2FOdd9m 2018-01-18
  • Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable n.pr/2Db6MeE 2018-01-18
  • This is Why You Should Be Giving Your Kids More Chores bit.ly/2mI8LAT …teaching responsibility – chores for each age  2018-01-17
  • It’s Important to Explain Why “That’s Inappropriate!” Thurs Time Capsule – 12/11 bit.ly/2DL9Mzo 2018-01-18
  • Nearly half a million children being vaccinated against diphtheria in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh in response to the current diphtheria outbreak bit.ly/2D6qpEw 2018-01-17
  • Detroit Hospitals ban children as visitors to stop spread of deadly H3n2 flu dailym.ai/2D5696B 7 more US kids died of the flu this week alone 2018-01-17
  • Video: Childhood Squint – How to Identify and Treat It zpr.io/njWDY 2018-01-17
  • What You Need To Know About This Year’s Flu Season n.pr/2AZoccj 2018-01-16
  • 8 Signs of a Healthy Baby 2018-01-15
  • Teenagers are putting detergent pods in their mouths in what’s being called the “Tide Pod Challenge,” and a government watchdog is expressing concern 2018-01-15
  • Agreement reached to bring Chinese children with brain tumors to Jacksonville for treatment bit.ly/2CY1WkT 2018-01-15
  • 7 Books to Start the Conversation About Sexual Assault bit.ly/2Dv7bJK 2018-01-15
  • Is It Safe for My Child to Whiten Their Teeth? How? zpr.io/njFk9 2018-01-15

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