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Archive - May 17, 2012

Aqua-Leisure Recalls Children's Trampolines Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys "R" Us Stores

Handlebars on the child-size trampolines can break, posing a risk of fall or laceration from sharp metal.

Text Message Reminders Could Improve Vaccination Rates, Study Suggests

Text messaging has the potential to improve vaccination rates in low-income urban settings, says a study recently published in .
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Safety 1st Toilet and Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure; Children Can Gain Unintended Access to Water and Dangerous Items

Young children can disengage the locks. Dorel Juvenile Group has received 278 reports of cabinet locks and 110 reports of toilet locks that did not adequately secure cabinets and toilets.

Common risk factors for behavioral problems in US, Great Britain children

Children in the United States and Great Britain share a number of common risk factors that increase the likelihood that they will have behavioral problems-and Britain's broader social welfare programs
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MSF report criticizes Global Vaccine Action Plan

In a report released on Tuesday, "the international humanitarian relief organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, has said a new $10 billion global vaccinatio
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Nottingham researchers lead largest ever research project into genetics of pre-eclampsia

Researchers from The University of Nottingham are leading the largest ever international research project into the genetics of the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia.

Gene therapy restores movement in children bedridden with AADC

Using gene transfer techniques pioneered by University of Florida faculty, Taiwanese doctors have restored some movement in four children bedridden with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease.

CHOP researcher leads trial of ALK inhibitor in neuroblastoma, lymphoma

A pill designed to zero in on abnormal genes that drive specific cancers has produced encouraging early results in children with an uncommon but aggressive type of lymphoma, as well as in children wit
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MDG Health Alliance introduced at GBCHealth Conference

The MDG Health Alliance, an innovative new private sector organization created and led by eminent business leaders to tackle urgent global health problems, was introduced today in the United States at
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CCH, BGU launch collaboration to address lack of pediatric-specific medical devices

A collaboration to address the lack of medical devices designed specifically for children is being launched by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCH) in Ohio and Ben-Gurion University of
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