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Nearly half (48%) of all uninsured children have not had a well-child visit in the past year

Nearly half (48%) of all uninsured children have not had a well-child visit in the past year

New toll-free telephone line launched to help make child disability-related information more accessible

New toll-free telephone line launched to help make child disability-related information more accessible

Exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months provides all the energy and nutrients a child needs

Exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months provides all the energy and nutrients a child needs

Schools need to be more aware of head injuries

Schools need to be more aware of head injuries

Coping programs for adolescent children of HIV-infected parents help teens develop into productive young adults

Coping programs for adolescent children of HIV-infected parents help teens develop into productive young adults

Children with mild asthma can lose lung function

Children with mild asthma can lose lung function

Growing up ain't like it used to be

Growing up ain't like it used to be

Mothers who catch a flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of their child developing schizophrenia

Mothers who catch a flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of their child developing schizophrenia

International study into children in care

International study into children in care

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Guidance on providing advice on sex education to young people under the age of sixteen

Guidance on providing advice on sex education to young people under the age of sixteen

America's childhood immunization rates are at record high levels

America's childhood immunization rates are at record high levels

Up to 220 young children a day could be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of pesticides from eating fruit

Up to 220 young children a day could be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of pesticides from eating fruit

Importance of physical education in schools to combat childhood obesity

Importance of physical education in schools to combat childhood obesity

Tetanus protection requires booster shots every 10 years, starting in adolescence

Tetanus protection requires booster shots every 10 years, starting in adolescence

Western Australian research shows nine children under the age of 14 die from passive smoking each year

Western Australian research shows nine children under the age of 14 die from passive smoking each year

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

5-year-old's could beat most adults on a recognition memory test

5-year-old's could beat most adults on a recognition memory test

Infants whose mothers have higher levels of an essential omega-3 fatty acid show more advanced cognitive development

Infants whose mothers have higher levels of an essential omega-3 fatty acid show more advanced cognitive development

New initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

New initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality