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Link between Zika and Microcephaly


Date: July 24th, 2016

Zika: the leading cause of mortality among babies

At the moment, the CDC is now coordinating with the researchers in Brazil for further studies about Zika virus. The scientists want to find out if the fast spreading of the virus is affecting the brain development of the fetuses or the unborn kids that leads to infant born with small heads and brain. In the current briefing with the CDC director, he said that in every passing day, the link between Zika virus and microcephaly is becoming stronger. At the moment, there is no further study first being conducted to know if there is a need to know the cause and effect and the link between the virus and the small brain and head cases. They will use a certain kind of study which they call the case control study.

Universal Autism Screening


Date: July 23rd, 2016

Universal Autism Screening

There was a strong emotion bursting from the doctors handling child development, this is according to the influential task force that hands autism. They say that there is enough proof to show that there are really advantages that come along in screening young kids for autism and they outweigh the harmful effects. There is no enough proof however for the experts that suggests they go for or against the screening in kids for autism for those who are below 30 months old. There is no correct answer for this. The findings that were used to check the kids from ages eighteen months to thirty months who have not shown any symptoms of the disorder were posted in the JAMA.

Fluoride are Important among Young Kids


Date: July 22nd, 2016

Comparing the kids and the cities

There was a new research that compares the school kids in Alberta regarding the stopping of fluoride application in Calgary and the bad impact it gave on the dental health of the kids. This adds up to the debate over the fluoride application.  The study that was published just recently compared the dental health of the grade 2 kids in Edmonton and in Calgary. Calgary has just stopped the water fluoride application in 2011, but it is still in the drinking water in Edmonton. The researchers did the study and then they compare the data from the dental records of more than 5,000 grade 2 pupils in the 2 mentioned cities starting from the year 2004 to 2005 and from 2013 to 2014. They have checked on the rise in tooth decay on the surfaces of the teeth of the kids.

HPV Has Improved the Risk of Young Girls Having Cervical Cancer


Date: July 21st, 2016

HPV for cervical cancer

There was a vaccine that was introduced 10 years back to fight STV that brings cervical cancer. It has lessened the prevalence of the said disease in young girls by 2/3. This was based on the researchers note. Even women who are in their early 20s showed that the vaccine lower the rates of the riskiest strains of HPV and it is still going down by more than 1/3. They have been seeing some results of the vaccines that go down the line for the said age groups that makes the study more persuading. This is according to Dr. Middleman. She is the head of the teen medicine at the University in Oklahoma. She wasn’t involved in the study. There was a small group of ladies in the nation that have been given shots, but they were seeing the result of the public health that is a big extensive.

Is there a Way to Fight Zika from Spreading?


Date: July 20th, 2016

The link between Zika and microcephaly

As the Zika virus continue to spread and became pandemic all over the US, the health officials are starting to cram. They want to learn more about this virus and how they will be preparing for it if the cases went up. At the moment, the emergency operations center of the USCDC is on its highest alarm for the Zika response. This is only for the 4th time in history. As they speak with the director Dr. Fieden about the outbreak and what they are still learning.

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