Tag Archive for children’s health

Brainwashed mom kidnaps child to avoid vaccination

Lilly, 2, shown with live ammunition under the care of her mother. The child remains missing.

A child remains missing presumably with her anti-vaccination mother who decided to break the law and risk permanent loss of custody instead of getting her vaccinated. Anti-vaccination kidnapping: Police looking for Megan Everett and daughter – Sun Sentinel. A Sunrise woman who disappeared with her 2-year-old daughter last month to avoid having the child vaccinated…

Measles on a roll thanks to the unvaccinated

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No one has yet died but why would you NOT want to avoid getting sick and possibly getting health complications from a perfectly preventable illness? A parent would take away even a sore throat or tummy ache if they could, let alone a serious infection. The CDC has released numbers on measles. And we see the…

You CAN’T overdose on homeopathic remedies folks…

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Oh the hilarity (after the fact because it wasn’t really sleeping pills), though I suggest these kids get some counseling about the dangers of real pharmaceuticals. The parents need help regarding pretend meds. 10 Palm Beach Gardens middle school students take homeopathic… | www.palmbeachpost.com. Three students at Watson B. Duncan Middle School were taken to…

“Culturally appropriate alternative medicines” for leukemia may mean death

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This is the Sarah Hershberger case only with Native healing treatments. Dr. to Ojibwes, “anyone who says that traditional medicine works should be thrown in jail” McMaster Children’s Hospital delivered a message to the Sault family Wednesday with an ultimatum; either bring their daughter Makayla back to McMaster or another hospital for chemotherapy, or treat…

Backlash against anti-vax continues. Will they be banned from expo?

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Oh, that Meryl! She is still stirring up trouble. She had resigned as president of the anti-vaccination organization but she still is on the agenda. Health experts call for ban on anti-vaccination campaigner Meryl Dorey at Healthy Lifestyle Expo. THE state’s top health experts have called for the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network to be barred…

Defense looks to minimize faith in the faith healing death of child

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Another case of a faith healing death to be tried. The parents want to exclude mention of the foundation behind the child’s suffering and death – their religion. Couple accused in death of daughter, 12, seek to exclude mention of faith healing. Defense attorneys for Travis and Wenona Rossiter, an Albany couple accused of manslaughter…

Tennessee Supreme Court to rule about faith healing as child abuse

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Once again, religious shield laws rear their head in the case of charges brought against the caregivers in a child’s death. The mother is trying to get out of her conviction of child neglect. One point glossed over in the story — the child died of painful bone cancer and the mother was charged with…

Alicia Silverstone – Clueless about children’s health

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Just when we manage to get Jenny to see the light and dial back on health advice, here comes her successor. Alicia Silverstone’s Son Has ‘Never Had a Drop of Medicine’ – ABC News. Alicia Silverstone has long been a proponent of attachment parenting. Now, she has written a book about it. In “The Kind…

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…

Australian court rules against anti-vax Mom in favor of pro-health Dad

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Another case of the courts considering childrens’ rights to health over one parent’s scientifically baseless and harmful claims. Court grants father right to vaccinate his children A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation. The Family Court…

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…

Seventh Day Adventist parents jailed for child’s death

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Child dies from perfectly preventable condition because the parents thought it was a sin to go against God and seek medical attention. Devoutly religious parents jailed after baby boy died from rickets – Yorkshire Post. The parents of a five-month-old boy who died from rickets after they neglected his care because of their religious beliefs…

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…