Health

Child mortality intervention helps close poverty gap in Ghana

Giving people access to nurses in their own communities is reducing the child mortality rate in Ghana, offsetting the health disadvantage amongst poor and uneducated mothers, according to a study in SSM—Population Health. ...

Health

Fetching water increases risk of childhood death

Water fetching is associated with poor health outcomes for women and children, including a higher risk of death—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Uganda: 9-year-old girl from Congo dies of Ebola

A 9-year-old Congolese girl who tested positive for Ebola in neighboring Uganda has died, Ugandan authorities said Friday, as the World Health Organization said that the outbreak has neared 3,000 cases.

Pediatrics

Should doctors accept unvaccinated children as patients?

Four in 10 parents say they are very or somewhat likely to move their child to a different provider if their doctor sees families who refuse all childhood vaccines, according to a new national poll.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Congo

Congo's year-long Ebola outbreak has spread to a new province, with two cases, including one death, confirmed in South Kivu, according to the government health ministry.

Health

Medicaid expansion may prevent child neglect, study shows

More than 4 million reports of child maltreatment involving about 7.5 million children were made in 2017 to Child Protective Services. While much work has been done to reduce these high rates of child abuse and neglect in ...

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