The silent genocide
Tags: CHILDREN -- Diseases
- An evaluation of clinical indicators for severe paediatric illness. Paxton, L.A.; Redd, S.C. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1996, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p613
Evaluates the clinical indicators of severe pediatric illnesses in a rural district of western Kenya. Development of treatment algorithm known as Sick Child Charts; Signs indicative of severe illness; Mortality and morbidity rates; Giving high priority on training and supervision of health workers.
- Childhood diseases aren't just kids' stuff. Paul, P. // Current Health 2;May89, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p26
Report that when teenagers and adults catch a childhood disease, the symptoms are often more severe than in young children. Viruses; Measles and Rubella; Mumps; Chicken pox and Whooping cough.
- No aspirin, please. Kaitschuck, Gail // Current Health 2;Dec92, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p12
Discusses the link between Reye's syndrome, a potentially deadly condition afflicting children and teenagers, and the use of aspirin during viral infections such as chicken pox and the flu. Australian physician Ralph Doyle Reye, who discovered the syndrome; Symptoms; Decline in aspirin use and...
- The dilemmas of childhood HIV infection. Rudigier, A.F.; Crocker, A.C. // Children Today;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p26
Examines the problem of children with HIV infection. Danger posed by substance abuse; Examples of natural, foster and adoptive families caring for HIV children; Central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction; Principles of program management; Future directions.
- Many childhood diseases can be prevented. Guthrie, Richard A. // Diabetes in the News;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p29
Provides an overview of common childhood diseases, their symptoms, recommended immunization schedules, and complications due to diabetes. Rubeola or red measles; Rubella or German measles; Chicken pox; Mumps; Influenza. INSETS: Additional disease immunizations.;What a parent can do...
- It's time to talk about children's medications. Young, F.E. // FDA Consumer;Oct89, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p6
Describes how parents may unwittingly slow children's recovery from illness by dispensing medicines improperly. Types of misuse of childhood medications; Reasons for improper dispensing of children's medications; Need for better parent-doctor communications; National Council on Patient...
- Bacterial meningitis. Schultz, D. // FDA Consumer;Sep91, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p36
Looks at bacterial meningitis, a particular concern in children which, left untreated, can be fatal. Multiple causes; Diagnosis and treatment; Hib (`Haemophilus influenzae' type b) threat; Hib vaccine recommendations. INSET: Bacterial bad guys,by D.S..
- Parent plays part in revision of corticosteroid labeling. // FDA Consumer;Mar1992, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p3
Highlights how the effort of one parent played a significant role in labeling revision for corticosteroid drugs. Death of Rebecca Cole's son Christopher from complications from chickenpox while he was undergoing treatment for asthma with methylprednisone; The mother's reporting of the incident...
- The (all-too) common cold. Spock, Benjamin // Parenting;Oct96, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p124
Focuses on caring for a child with a cold. Causative organism; Mode of viral transportation; Precautions to take to prevent the spread of the cold virus throughout the household. INSETS: Cold comforts.;Avoid that cold.;How to use a bulb syringe, by Valerie Fahey.;Nose blowing tactics, by...
- Children of HIV-positive parents: Implications for intervention. Brazdziunas, Dana M.; Roizen, Nancy J. M. // Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal;Apr94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p145
Discusses the children of HIV-positive patients. Majority of children infected with HIV as African American; Performance of HIV-infected children as compared with children of their age; High risk of placement in foster care; Importance of consideration at developmental risk.