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Health > Children’s Health
Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man
Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.
 
Art with heart: Making children's health wards less scary
For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought a singular reaction: "Whoa!"
 
New Zika diagnostics needed for babies: researchers
Two studies of newborns in Zika-stricken Brazil yielded meager clues Wednesday about the mysterious workings of the virus, and prompted researchers to call for better tests to identify brain-damaged babies.
 
Parental warning: Don't lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.
 
Peanuts for infants? Studies back allergy prevention strategy
Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems.
 
Researchers in Chile said Friday they have developed the first vaccine against a virus that commonly causes lung and respiratory tract infections in children.
 
Breast milk banks tackle infant mortality in S. Africa
Patrick, a premature baby weighing a minuscule 1.2 kilograms, was "saved" by a breast milk bank in South Africa, where child mortality is high despite being the continent's most developed economy.
 
Brazil fears birth defects tied to mosquito virus
In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira's pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing. But the next day she awoke with a rash, a headache, a fever and a burning in her eyes.
 
The dengue-like Zika virus has been linked for the first time to cases of babies being born with small heads, or microcephaly, Brazil's government said.
 
Experts at a child health forum in Taipei on Saturday suggested that the government set up a special unit to deal with child mortality, an issue that they said requires greater attention despite the falling rate.
 
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