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2022

More Than a Third of U.S. Parents Now Oppose Routine School Vaccinations

More Than a Third of U.S. Parents Now Oppose Routine School VaccinationsFRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The pandemic's focus on vaccines may have had a big downside: While kids have long been required to get certain shots to attend public school, a growing number of their parents now oppose these requirements, a new poll finds.About 35% of parents now say childhood vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella should not be mandatory, up from 23% in 2019. Overall, 28% of adults nationwide say parents should be able to say no to vaccinating their children for measles, mumps and rubella.The opposition is highlighted in a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey and a 2019 Pew Research Center Poll. Kaiser surveyed more than 1,200 Americans online and by phone between Nov. 29 and Dec. 8 as part of its COVID Vaccine Monitor project."The talking point that has...

Caring for Kids and Aging Parents: The 'Sandwich'...

15 December 2022
Caring for Kids and Aging Parents: The `Sandwich` Generation Is Under StrainTHURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-quarter of all American adults who care for an elderly parent also care for a child at the same time, a new study reveals.And when compared with those who only have a parent under their watch, members of the so-called “sandwich generation” — namely caregivers of both the old and the young — are much more likely to struggle with money problems, emotional trouble and exhaustion, the researchers found."There is actually little research evidence characterizing this group,” said lead study author Lianlian Lei, a health services researcher in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. “So, our team aimed to fill that gap and provide a national estimate describing this group of caregivers, and...

Race Plays Big Role in Whether Kids Learn to Swim

15 December 2022
Race Plays Big Role in Whether Kids Learn to SwimTHURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Black children and teens drown in swimming pools at rates seven times higher than white children, but a new survey suggests that special swimming programs could make a difference and help save lives.The survey, from the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, found that only 25% of Hispanic parents and 28% of Black parents were comfortable with their own swimming skills. That's compared to 56% of white parents. About 33% of Black parents and fewer than 40% of Hispanic parents felt their children were competent swimmers, compared to nearly 60% of white parents.The problem may span generations: More than 26% of Black parents said they had never learned to swim and the same was true for more than 32% of Hispanic parents. On the...

What's Driving the Ongoing Adderall Shortage -- and What...

13 December 2022
What`s Driving the Ongoing Adderall Shortage -- and What Parents Can DoTUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Shortages of the ADHD drug Adderall are expected to continue for months, forcing families to scramble for ways to deal with their children's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).The shortage has caused headaches and hassles for parents like San Diego mom Jackie Meader, who has been "flustered, rushed and out of sorts" since her 16-year-old son's prescription ran out about a month ago."He's telling me he's having trouble at school, can't focus. He's struggling, and it’s not just a matter of not being able to focus on things. He's having trouble staying awake," Meader told KGTV News in San Diego.An abrupt halt to Adderall treatment can cause physical symptoms like lethargy and fatigue, but some kids might become jittery, said Dr....

Formula Feeding Raises Odds for Anemia in Very 'Preemie' Babies

13 December 2022
Formula Feeding Raises Odds for Anemia in Very `Preemie` BabiesTUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born prematurely who are fed formula may need iron supplementation like their breastfed counterparts, new research suggests. “Just because a baby is on iron-rich formula, we should not assume all of their iron needs are being met, since iron from the formula may not have the same absorption as iron from breast milk,” said researcher Grace Power. She is a third-year medical student at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. “These findings suggest we might need to rethink some of the guidelines for iron supplementation,” she said in a news release from the American Society of Hematology.Currently, the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends iron supplementation for breastfed preterm babies, but not for those fed formula...
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