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HPV vaccines: Research on safety, racial disparities in vaccination rates and male participation – Journalist’s Resource

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Since it became available in the United States in 2006, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a source of debate, with proponents lauding it as a substantial gain in the fight against cancer, and opponents concerned with its implications for sexual activity among youth. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Gardasil-9 — a vaccine that protects against nine of the most common strains of HPV…

California’s vaccination rates show law is working: Editorial – LA Daily News

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

California’s new child vaccination law doesn’t go into effect until July, but new data released last week by the state Department of Health indicate it’s already working. It’s great news for Californians and public health officials who were alarmed that the decline in state vaccination rates threatened to make it easier for communicable diseases to take hold and spread. California’s vaccination rate for kindergartners at…

UNICEF launches US $2.8 billion appeal to meet the needs of children in crisis – News-Medical.net

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In the Pacific Islands, many children don’t have enough safe water to drink and their education has been interrupted as result of the severe, ongoing El Niño. Meanwhile, children in DPR Korea are struggling to recover from drought, and children in Myanmar are trapped in ongoing internal conflicts. These are just some of the children in the region caught in a series of conflicts and natural disasters, who need…

Beloved principal killed in bus crash pushed children from harm’s way – Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last SlideNext Slide Susan Jordan, principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, was killed when a school bus jumped a curb at the school, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.(Photo: Provided by Lawrence Township Schools) UPDATE WEDNESDAY 11:25 A.M.:  The driver of the bus showed no outward signs of impairment at the scene of the crash, police told IndyStar. INDIANAPOLIS STAR No signs of driver impairment at scene of bus crash that killed…

Children urge Australia to free them from Nauru island ‘prison’ – CNN International

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“It’s not a crime to want to have a better life and future,” said one 18-year-old girl who asked CNN not to reveal her name because she fears for her safety. “We are treated as prisoners.” Stopping the Boats As Europe struggles to cope with the flood of migrants and refugees arriving by boat, Australia has for years embarked on a controversial and unusual policy. It intercepts boatloads of migrants…

Children die in Sheboygan Falls house fire – The Sheboygan Press

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Buy Photo Last SlideNext Slide An 11-year-old who ran back into a burning home in an attempt to save family members died along with a 7-year-old sibling in a Sheboygan Falls fire on Tuesday. A third 10-year-old sibling is in critical condition at this time. A fourth 9-year-old sibling was able to escape the…

Teaching Parenting Skills At Doctor Visits Helps Children’s Behavior – NPR

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

i A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford provides coaching on parenting skills. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford…

Couple with 8 children removed from their home in court today – Hamilton Journal News

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eight Middletown children were removed from a “horrible” home Monday night, according to Middletown police. Two officers went to a home in the 2000 block of Tytus Avenue Monday for a well-being check of the children, and after investigating the children were removed, according to the police report obtained by the Journal-News. Butler County Children Services officials were notified. The two adults in the home, Anthony Gevedon Sr., 43, and…

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: The Kotaku Review – Kotaku

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

As a movie-based LEGO game, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers doesn’t go far off script. As a Marvel Comics fan service vehicle it’s absolutely nuts. If you’re new to licensed LEGO action-adventure games both movie-based and otherwise, then congratulations—you’ve somehow managed not to play any of the 17 games released prior to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. These include: That’s 17 games that all play the same way. Popular characters in the form of…

A Classic Comic Character Joins Marvel’s Most Wanted – Gizmodo

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Agents of SHIELD spin-off has finally added another hero to join ranks with Agents Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter. Delroy Lindo will play David Fortune, Marvel’s globe-trotting 1930s-style adventurer that… you’ve probably never heard of. Fortune was created for Marvel by the legendary Howard Chaykin in 1975, and originally the character actually was an classic pulp adventurer in the ‘30s. In 1958 (comics time) he was tapped by Nick…

Science and science fiction collide in BOOM! Studios comic Venus – Entertainment Weekly

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What do you get when you blend fantasy and science fiction adventure with science of the real world? Venus, a new mini-series from BOOM! Studios written by Rick Loverd (Beserker). In addition to writing, Loverd has a unique credential to his name: he happens to be the Program Director of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program that consults on some of the biggest Hollywood projects (Iron Man 2, Tron:…

Lego unveils first ever minifigure in wheelchair – The Guardian

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The first ever Lego figure in a wheelchair has been spotted at the Nuremberg and London toy fairs, featuring a beanie-hatted character alongside a helper dog. The figure was captured in photos by the Promobricks blog, and shared on the Bricksfans website. The figure features alongside an ice-cream vendor, cyclist, picnickers and more, in a new park scene from the company’s City range. The sighting is significant, given Lego has…

Costa Award: why Frances Hardinge’s children’s novel really is the best book of the year – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It comes as absolutely no surprise to me that Frances Hardinge, winner of the 2015 Costa Children’s Book Award, has gone on to win the overall prize, Costa Book of the Year, for her superb novel, The Lie Tree. I say novel, and not children’s novel, for a reason. The children’s publisher David Fickling, when asked what a children’s book was, said that there is no such thing; only good…

‘Talking about a legend’: Indiana school principal dies saving children in path of bus – Washington Post

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Students at Amy Beverland Elementary School are picked up after school after a bus accident in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (Mykal McEldowney/Indianapolis Star via AP) When the school bus lurched forward, Susan Jordan followed her instincts. They were the same instincts that had guided her for 22 years as the principal of Indianapolis’s Amy Beverland Elementary. The same ones that helped the school receive a four-star, “A” rating…

‘Talking about a legend’: Indiana school principal dies saving children in path of bus – Washington Post

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Students at Amy Beverland Elementary School are picked up after school after a bus accident in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (Mykal McEldowney/Indianapolis Star via AP) When the school bus lurched forward, Susan Jordan followed her instincts. They were the same instincts that had guided her for 22 years as the principal of Indianapolis’s Amy Beverland Elementary. The same ones that helped the school receive a four-star, “A” rating…

Don’t worry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘will go on forever’ – HitFix

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Just in case you were concerned about the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allow Disney chairman Bob Iger to console you: there will be no end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever.  “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” Iger told BBC Newsbeat in an interview. He also said he doesn’t think audiences are growing “weary” of the films, because: “I think…

Thais embrace good-luck doll fad as economy struggles – New York Post

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Inside a house that sells ‘child angel’ dolls in Thailand. Photo: Reuters Devotees pay respect to a Buddhist monk as they sit with their ‘child angel’ dolls during a blessing ritual at Wat Bua Khwan temple in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Photo: Reuters A Buddhist monk anoints on a ‘child angel’ doll during a blessing ritual. Photo: Reuters Devotees invite benevolent spirits to possess the dolls, hoping they will bring good luck….

Uber wants to pacify drunk passengers with a kids’ toy – The Verge

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Most Uber rides come and go without any serious altercations between drivers and their unknown passengers. However, there always exists the chance that a driver will pick up an aggressive, potentially violent drunk person. Without a protective barrier between the driver and the passenger, similar to taxis’, drivers are left vulnerable and in close quarters. Assault is a huge risk and one that most drivers would prefer not to have….

Who Is ‘DEAD NO MORE’ At Marvel? – Newsarama

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CREDIT: Marvel Comics So Marvel’s back out there teasing (as they’re prone to do) their next “next big thing” and it appears as if that next big thing will be resurrection … or maybe more accurately, the undoing of death. Last…