Drop in vaccine uptake among children in England

Data from NHS Digital shows that vaccination coverage declined last year for a number of immunisations which protect youngsters from a horde of different illnesses, from meningitis to measles. Coverage for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for children reaching their second birthday fell to 91.2% the fourth consecutive year … [Read More...]

The FDA is over-eager on battling the evils of vaping

If the vape companies do not demonstrate they can reduce youth vaping, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced, he will take punitive action, up to and including pulling all flavored vapes from the marketplace. Calling the problem an “epidemic,” Gottlieb cast youth vaping in apocalyptic terms. [Read More...]

Casey Affleck: Jennifer Garner inspired Ben Affleck to go to rehab

The 'Justice League' star has three children – Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six – with his ex-wife Jennifer, who staged an intervention last month to help encourage him to head back to rehab for help with his alcohol addiction. And now, his brother Casey, 43, has said that much of … [Read More...]

Americares, Walgreens partner for flu shots

Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy this flu season. Now in its fourth year, the partnership annually vaccinates nearly 700 Fairfield County residents who cannot afford a flu shot. [Read More...]

School refusal: When a child won’t go to school

The transition back to school each fall is challenging for many families. But some children and teens feel so much emotional distress that they may repeatedly balk at attending school or staying there — a problem known as school refusal, or school avoidance if it occurs consistently. Ways to identify … [Read More...]