Tag Archives: children

US measles cases surpass 1,000 for 2019 as CDC urges parents to vaccinate their children

This picture shows shows Antonia Diaz reacting as she receives the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images The number of measles cases in the U.S. this year had surpassed 1,000, the CDC announced on Wednesday. This puts… Read More »

North Carolina AG sues e-cigarette maker Juul, says it ‘downplayed’ dangers to children

An illustration shows a man exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Eva Hambach | AFP | Getty Images North Carolina sued e-cigarette maker Juul on Wednesday, accusing the vaping company of targeting young consumers and misrepresenting the potency and danger of nicotine in its products. It is the latest suit against the… Read More »

Can children get arthritis?

Sadly, yes. Most people think of arthritis as a disease for older adults to worry about, but children can get arthritis too. Children with arthritis face similar problems to their adult counterparts, but in addition, they may have to deal with growth issues, bone deterioration at an earlier age, and missing out on enjoying a… Read More »