Tag Archive for children’s health

Thanks anti-vaxxers for putting babies in the hospital

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It’s time to brutally honest and spread the word. Mumps, pertussis and measles outbreaks are making kids sick. Very sick. This is almost entirely preventable. Get your children vaccinated or YOU are contributing to their suffering, even death. Mumps outbreak has sickened 153, including 9-month-old baby The number of Ohioans sickened in a mumps outbreak…

Dangerous imitation: Razor blades in Pennsylvania playground

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As suspected, there has been copycat activity of the razor blades on playgrounds. More razor blades found on playground equipment – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL. Police say razor blades were found duct-taped to playground equipment at a park outside Philadelphia. Police in the Delaware County town of Brookhaven say the blades…

Real razor blade hazard in Illinois

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We all hear stories about razor blades in apples or candy around Halloween time. The truth is, this is far fetched and doesn’t happen. But, this really happened. Child hurt by razor blades glued to East Moline playground equipment. Less than a week after the first day of spring began bringing children to Quad-City parks, a…

Fluoridation court ruling in New Zealand

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Fluoridation is a reasonable activity for the common good. It is not medication, says a new ruling. Fluoridation a local government issue: court. The High Court has affirmed the right of local government to fluoridate drinking water. In a decision released today, Justice Rodney Hansen threw out claims from anti-fluoride campaigners who disputed the South…

Polio-like syndrome seen in California

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Other than very scary, what IS this? Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California. A mysterious polio-like syndrome has affected as many as 25 California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery. “What’s we’re seeing now is bad. The best-case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all…

Anti-vax and psychic claims lead to worst story you will read in a while

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I feel it was outrageously irresponsible for this media outlet to run this story. Not only are they allowing misrepresentation of vaccines, they present psychic information as valid, and one questionable medical opinion as trumping the entire body of vaccine safety. There is zero mention of the safeguards in place and the overall efficacy of…

Idaho to address faith healing exemption

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This is GREAT news. Another challenge to a religious shield law that allows for faith healing exemptions. Those exemptions allow for parents to withhold medical care on religious grounds. Idaho rep tackles faith healing after child deaths – SFGate. After several recent child deaths, an Idaho lawmaker wants to follow Oregon’s lead and require parents…

It continues: Fundraiser for future Burzynski bill

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And Burzynski marches on… Nashua Uno Pizzeria fundraiser to aid Hudson girl with cancer – NashuaTelegraph.com. The manager of a Nashua pizza restaurant is the latest to join the groundswell of support for 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe, the Hudson girl battling an aggressive brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The newest fundraiser comes as the…

Colorado having issues with vaccination denials

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In the U.S. states are cracking down on parents who ask for a vaccination excemption for their children without good cause. Colorado May Become The Latest State To Crack Down On Vaccine Denialism | ThinkProgress. Colorado officials are considering tightening the rules for vaccinations, and may make it more difficult for parents to claim religious…

New Zealand group pushing Wifi manufactroversy (UPDATE: Linked to boys death)

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More and more rumors about safety concerns of wifi are circulating in the news such as this one, where a “safety” conscious group is demanding that wifi is dangerous for kids. This story is from New Zealand. WiFi detrimental to health, study suggests – One News | TVNZ. Many people can’t imagine getting by without…

Vaccines: The reason we have 103 million FEWER cases of disease

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We often get comments from anti-vaxxers who completely disregard the incredible benefit of vaccinations and instead hype up misinformation on alleged dangers. Well, suck it, antivaxxers! Why we vaccinate–103 million cases of diseases averted since 1924. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Willem G. van Panhuis, MD,…

Fluoride des-bate in Des Moines

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The Des Moines water supply has been fluoridated since 1959. They get constant calls from customers to stop it. Why? Misinformation. Should fluoride be added to Des Moines area water? | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com. Dentists, scientists and public health officials credit the addition of fluoride to public water supplies, a practice that…

Hershberger cancer case drama continues

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We first covered the Sarah Hershberger case back in August when the hospital took charge of her treatment when parents refused to continue life-saving chemotherapy for her leukemia. Then, that was reconsidered. Hospital fights parents to continue chemo for leukemia victim (UPDATE: Reconsider). One judge granted parental rights over the welfare of a child. Family…