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This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers

Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots. That’s why she’s furious that her baby got measles. Too young to be vaccinated, 8-month-old Shira Goldschmidt developed complications from the virus and had to be hospitalized. Infectious disease experts say the cause is clear: anti-vaxers. Both in…MORE

Why an ancient religious text is the best parenting book I’ve read in years

As a parenthood writer, I read a lot of parenting books. Most of them underwhelm by either repeating the obvious or suggesting approaches that are in deep denial of the vagaries of human nature. Very occasionally, I come upon one that offers both genuine insights into raising children and a sensible — and replicable —…MORE

Does sugar make kids hyper? That’s largely a myth

Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In…MORE

CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The infections of the bacterium listeria monocytogenes have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, the CDC said Wednesday. The death was reported in Michigan, according to the…MORE

A person with measles visited Google headquarters, health officials say

The Santa Clara County, California, health department said a person with measles visited Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, which is in their county. The adult is a resident of San Mateo County. As of April 10, California has reported 21 cases of measles this year. Two of those cases (one adult and one child) were…MORE

Doctors use HIV to develop ‘cure’ for babies with ‘bubble boy’ disease

Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja’Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood — swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet — without risk. Yet because of his illness, going outdoors and into crowds of people would put him…MORE

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