Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Children less protected by whooping cough vaccine than they once were, CDC warns CDC researchers said the bacteria behind the disease has mutated.

More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely

More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely

For children aged 6 months to 17 years, overall vaccine effectiveness is 61 percent, according to the CDC. "As long as flu is circulating and you haven't been vaccinated, we recommend that you go ahead and get vaccinated," she said.

What is the MMR vaccine? Measles vaccine side effects, age, more

What is the MMR vaccine? Measles vaccine side effects, age, more

Any child born after 1999 should automatically have been given two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age.

Kids are brushing too late, not using toothpaste correctly

Kids are brushing too late, not using toothpaste correctly

The CDC and other organizations recommend that children begin brushing when teeth first erupt — around six months old — with toothpaste with fluoride. (Too much) can cause problems with developing permanent teeth, some little speckles.” Children under 3 should brush with a rice-sized dollop of toothpaste with fluoride.

New report warns about kids and toothpaste

New report warns about kids and toothpaste

The results showed that a whopping 38 percent of children aged between three and six years old used more than the recommended amount of toothpaste.

How bad is this year's influenza? Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

How bad is this year's influenza? Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

The CDC hasn't yet reported how well the 2018-2018 flu season vaccine protects against the circulating viruses, but there's still time to get shots. "I think the vaccine is doing a great job this year and we’re seeing a milder flu in kids," said Patel.

7 things to know about the flu in kids, according to a pediatrician

7 things to know about the flu in kids, according to a pediatrician

While worry is normal, pediatrician Dr. Shilpa Patel of Rockleigh, New Jersey, shared what she wants parents to know and how to protect their children from flu. “You don’t have to have a fever with the flu,” said Patel.

Raw cookie dough: Tempting to eat but can make you really sick, CDC warns

Raw cookie dough: Tempting to eat but can make you really sick, CDC warns

But even egg-free dough isn’t safe if it contains raw flour, the CDC notes. So even if you’ve been eating raw cookie dough for years with no apparent ill effects, it’s time to stop, the CDC advises. “Do not let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts.”

CDC: Don’t Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, Throw It Out

CDC: Don’t Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, Throw It Out

Nov. 20, 2018 -- Just in time for Thanksgiving, the CDC says don’t eat any romaine lettuce and throw it away if it’s in your house. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away, the CDC says.

Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids, Frustrates Doctors

Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids, Frustrates Doctors

Since then, Patterson, chairman of the division of Child and Adolescent Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, has seen several children diagnosed with what’s come to be called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a very rare disease that causes nerve-damaging inflammation in the gray matter of the spinal cord.

It's OK, you can dress chickens in Halloween costumes, CDC says

It's OK, you can dress chickens in Halloween costumes, CDC says

Whether you're a farmer or a Silicon Valley mogul, the agency says you should take certain precautions when dressing your chicken as Captain America so that you don't end up with a spooky case of salmonella.

CDC: More Kids Not Getting Recommended Vaccines

CDC: More Kids Not Getting Recommended Vaccines

If the same proportion of children born in 2016 haven't received any vaccinations, about 100,000 children who are now less than 2 years old aren't protected against 14 potentially serious vaccine-preventable diseases, Amanda Cohn, a pediatrician and CDC's senior adviser for vaccines, told the Post.