Tag Archives: Child

Blunt reminder to parents for child jabs

Parents are being reminded of Victoria’s no jab, no play laws as they prepare for the new school year. All youngsters attending child care and kindergartens must have current vaccination certification. Since their introduction in 2016, the laws have seen Victoria surpass the herd immunity target of 95 per cent. Immunisation rates for children under… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Drug use during pregnancy not child abuse: Pennsylvania top court

(Reuters) – A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs during their pregnancies are not committing child abuse against their newly-born children. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 5-2 decision came amid a nationwide opioid crisis, including abuse by pregnant women that can result in preterm labor, stillbirth and… Read More »

Winter Skin Care Tips for Babies: 10 Ways to Take Care of Your Child This Season

Winter skincare tips for babies. (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Though winters are eagerly awaited, it brings its own set of challenges especially for babies and young children. The winter season can bring some key challenges for new parents as newborns are a little more sensitive and need extra care in the cold season. Ensure their skin… Read More »