Today's Health News

Consensus Developed on Managing Hypertension in Children

Differing positions of current guidelines make the definition and management of arterial hypertension in children and adolescents uncertain

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists’ Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Having enough inpatient beds would cut down on overcrowding in emergency departments

Biden Administration May Stop Buying COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments by Fall

Tests, vaccines, and treatments would be provided through the regular health care system

Universal Health Care Affects Childhood Vaccination Rates

Countries with greater progress toward UHC had smaller declines in childhood immunization coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

Two Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

Manufacturer has received two reports of infants getting entangled in the strap under unoccupied MamaRoo swings

Neurologic Complications Common in Children Hospitalized With COVID-19

Presence of a neurologic complex chronic condition associated with higher odds for neurologic complications

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

WHO will hold an open forum to consider new names not offensive to specific groups

U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna Omicron-Targeted Vaccine

Updated vaccine expected to have 'important role' in protecting people from COVID-19 this winter

Text Message Reminders Promote Receipt of Second Flu Shot

Text message reminders with embedded interactive educational information increase receipt, timeliness of second vaccine dose in children