Tag Archive for children’s health

Class action suit against Kids Relief homeopathic products

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An INTERESTING case against a homeopathy manufacturer in the U.S. Parents Call Kids’ Medicines Snake Oil. Parents claim in a class action that a homeopathic medicine maker targets children for its “worthless” products called “Kids Relief,” and has “wrongfully taken millions of dollars” through misleading marketing. Lead plaintiff Jessica Medina sued HomeoLab USA, a Delaware-based…

Philly hospital becomes first to purge shelves of dietary supplements

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A promising step. Does this mean the beginning of the end for useless, possibly unsafe supplements? No, but I would like to just relish the moment. Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Bans Dietary Supplements From Its Pharmacy – Forbes. Last week Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced that it would no longer dispense most dietary supplements…

Color me skeptical about this dye job

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Moms petition on Change.org to remove artificial dyes. They believe it makes their kids hyperactive. I’m skeptical. Moms Petition Mars To Remove Artificial Dyes From M&M’s : The Salt : NPR. “In this petition, I’m asking Mars to change to natural colorings,” mom Renee Shutters told me by phone. “It’s very doable.” Shutters, who lives…

Broken vertebrae in baby deemed not related to chiropractic (UPDATE)

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In an update to this story about chiropractic treatment supposedly to blame for causing a fractured vertebrae of a four-month-old baby last year, the chiropractors was deemed not at fault. Chiropractor cleared over ‘break’ | The Australian. An expert report undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a federal body set up to replace…

Chiropractors brazenly adjusting babies can cause serious injury (UPDATE: CAA wants retraction)

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An exclusive by the Sydney Morning Herald calls for immediate drastic measures against chiropractors. Call for age limit after chiropractor breaks baby’s neck. A baby’s neck has been broken by a chiropractor in an incident doctors say shows the profession should stop treating children. Melbourne paediatrician Chris Pappas cared for a four-month-old baby last year…

Oh, that Meryl… lost in court for good reason

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Sorry if we don’t feel like having a pity party for Meryl Dorey, anti-vax campaigner. AVN campaigner ordered to pay $11,000 in costs | News.com.au. Meryl Dorey has been ordered to pay $11,000 in costs to cover the legal fees of Stop the Australian Vaccination Network campaigner Dan Buzzard after he appealed against an apprehended…

Hospital fights parents to continue chemo for leukemia victim (UPDATE: Reconsider)

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Earlier this week we covered the case of parents getting a slap on the wrist for refusing their child proper treatment for burns. He died. Now, another case in the Ohio Amish community. Ohio hospital: Force Amish girl to have chemo. An Ohio hospital is fighting to force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to…

Schaible murder charge will stand in faith healing death

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The Schaible faith healing saga continues. They aren’t getting away with excuses. Judge won’t toss Philadelphia faith-healer’s murder charge | 6abc.com. A judge refused to dismiss murder charges Wednesday against a fundamentalist Christian in the faith-healing death of his son, saying things might be different if another one of his children’s deaths hadn’t landed him…

Mass hysteria sex ed

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A case of stress triggered a mass reaction in a school. These things happen. Six kids collapse in sex education class – The Local. There was some distress in the classroom as a number of children collapsed after they were asked to colour in pictures of sexual organs while learning about human reproduction. A biology…

Faith-healing parents get only 90 days for offense (UPDATE: Child back with parents)

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Their ignorance nearly blinded their infant daughter. Rebecca and Timothy Wyland sentenced to 90 days in jail, probation in Oregon City faith healing | OregonLive.com. An Oregon City couple who treated their infant daughter with faith healing rather than take her to a doctor were sentenced today in Clackamas County circuit court to 90 days…

Beware of alt med – It’s a dirty business

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Paul Offit has a new book coming out. It certainly looks worth checking out. Book raises alarms about alternative medicine The 12-year-old girl arrived at the hospital wracked with abdominal pain. Doctors diagnosed her with acute pancreatitis, in which pancreatic enzymes begin digesting not just food, but the pancreas itself. The most likely cause of…

Electro-acupuncture ordered for youth criminal in U.K.

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Whoa! What an appalling order to undergo useless treatment. Teenage thug sentenced to receive electro-acupuncture following crime spree – Crosby Herald. A TEENAGE thug who subjected a Litherland family to a series of assaults and intimidation has been ordered to take part in a course of electro-acupuncture. The 17-year-old boy, also from Litherland, carried out…

Schaible child faith healing death ruled a homicide (Updated: To stand trial)

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Update (June 13, 2013): Philadelphia faith-healing couple accused of murder must stand trial: judge | Reuters. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Charles Hayden on Wednesday said their case should proceed to trial after he rejected claims by defense attorneys that prosecutors could not show gross negligence, malice or that the parents knew the baby was about…

It was just a scratch…

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We’re in modern times people. Fear of vaccination is a dangerous thing. Parents’ fear of vaccinations nearly killed their son Auckland parents Ian and Linda Williams thought they had made an informed choice not to vaccinate their children, but after their son ended up in intensive care with a tetanus infection they realised they had…

Workshop for ‘psychic/sensitive/perceptive’ kids advertised in Arizona

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Questions? OH do I have questions!!! This is an announcement in a local Arizona outlet. Workshop for ‘psychic/sensitive/perceptive’ kids – White Mountain Independent: Briefs. An experiential workshop is being offered Saturday, June 15, in Heber for “psychic/sensitive/perceptive” kids. Does your child have “friends” you can’t see, sees ghosts or other entities, has reoccurring nightmares, seems…

Parents taking advantage of vaccine exemptions

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Excemptions are contributing to the rise in pertussus. Vaccine exemptions rising, tied to whooping cough | Reuters. The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. What’s more, researchers found counties with high religious…