Other stories we’ve been reading:
Are your children nervous about getting shots? This cartoon and iPhone app helps kids with vaccine fears. A new study shows that children who are vaccinated against chicken pox have an increased protection against shingles too.
Contrary to negative media stories about adoption, it turns out that most adopted children are healthy and happy. School bullies are also likely to bully their siblings. Baby boys are more likely to have a birth defect from a mother’s bug spray use and obese children may be at a higher risk for back pain.
Other children’s health stories we’ve been reading:
- The Wall Street Journal and NPR Health Blog quote Jim Lock, MD, Children’s chief of Cardiology, about the challenges of getting funding to develop cardiac devices and medications for kids. Why’s it so hard? It’s all about the economics. Read how Children’s is addressing the issue.
- New TB testing guidelines from the CDC for children 2 and over from Ethiopia and China could delay overseas adoptions. Several major adoption organizations object. Should these guidelines be relaxed? …