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Measles Measles is an infectious disease that and can have serious consequences. It spreads easily from person to person. Recent outbreaks of measles have occurred mostly in people who are not vaccinated and in communities that have lower rates of vaccination. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it…. Read More »
The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and their goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that… Read More »
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Health Policy Fellowship is a year-long program for Native youth 18-24 years old who are interested in making a difference in the health of their communities. Health Policy Fellows meet in-person 3 times and receive virtual trainings to strengthen their leadership skills and ability to effectively advocate for their communities…. Read More »
The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service focuses on important public health issues. The published reports are scientifically based and are hoped to generate health initiatives to help address these highlighted health issues such as the use of e-cigarette use among our young people. This recently published report is asking for health professionals, family,… Read More »
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Certain disasters end quickly, while others affect large populations for an extended period of time. Disasters can have physical, mental, and emotional consequences. Each person prepares and responds differently to a disaster; however, children are at increased risk during and after a disaster for a variety of reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has… Read More »
Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.
Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.
In early October, the The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released the 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health data. This is a voluntary survey, carried out by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The 2017 data contains information from over 21,000 households about the health status of children across the nation and their health… Read More »
The FDA launched a new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan. “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign will target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide. With its tagline, “Know the Real Cost… Read More »
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed this three-page fact sheet that offers information about risk and protective factors related to suicide and refugee children and adolescents. It describes how refugee children and adolescents who experience suicidal thoughts may not receive the help they need as many refugee families do not seek traditional mental… Read More »
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