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The recent flooding in Thailand could cause a dengue fever epidemic in the country, which is cause for worry among locals, travelers, and travel medicine professionals. As a result, UNICEF (the children’s fund of the United Nations) and the Save the Children charity have pledged $300,000 for disease prevention. Twenty thousand mosquito nets will be … Read more

A study published in Pediatrics shows that chest pain is rarely linked to heart disease in children. The researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts studied ten years of the medical records of 3,700 children over the age of six who had been examined at the facility after complaining of chest pain. Only one percent … Read more

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement regarding safe sleep practices that encourages breastfeeding to reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Sometimes called crib death, SIDS is the unexplained death of an infant which usually occurs during sleep. More than 4,000 babies die of SIDS in the U.S. … Read more