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DPT vaccine causes permanent brain damage, 150 seizures a day in young girl

The father of a 29-year-old woman who was permanently injured as a young child by the DPT vaccine, a combination vaccine for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus, says if he had to do it all over again, he would still get his daughter vaccinated.

Probiotics improve health of children, but AAP plays it down with skepticism

In a new report summarizing the findings of several studies into the health benefits of probiotics for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges evidence of benefits but attempts to play it down by emphasizing that the science is not yet strong enough to recommend many uses.

One of the Most Dangerous 'Drinks' You Can Give Your Child

New research reveals that there could indeed be a link between the controversial MMR vaccine and autism, as well as bowel disease in children. The study appears to confirm the findings of doctor Andrew Wakefield, who suggested a possible link in 1998 and has since been accused of fraud.

Vitamin supplements could save children from measles and diarrhea deaths

According to UNICEF, about two million children die each year from diarrhea. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 200,000 people -- mostly children -- also die annually from measles.

When Given Low-Sugar Cereals, Children Will Eat More Fresh Fruit

If you give children low-sugar cereals and place some fresh fruit and sugar on the table, most of them will add a good portion of fresh fruit, researchers from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, wrote in the medical journal Pediatrics.