Tag Archives: children

Arbitrator sides with Ontario parent who refuses to immunize children, cites anti-vaccination ‘expert’

TORONTO — A family law arbitrator has upheld an Ontario mother’s refusal to have her children vaccinated, citing a leading advocate in the U.S. anti-vaccination movement who claims vaccines do more harm than good. Earlier this month, the Toronto-based arbitrator also directed the father — who had requested an order forcing the kids to be… Read More »

Italy bans unvaccinated children from schools after measles outbreaks

As countries around the world grapple with rise of “anti-vax” sentiment, non-vaccinating parents in Italy face fines or their children being turned away from school Health 13 March 2019 Vaccinations help prevent outbreaks of diseaseBSIP/UIG via Getty By Clare Wilson Italy made vaccinations compulsory for children attending state schools this week. Children under the age of… Read More »

Motrin vs. Tylenol for children: A pediatrician explains

As a pediatrician, I am asked by worried parents about what they should give their child with a fever, Motrin (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring down the temperature daily. This question always requires more than a one-word response to the choice between anti-fever medications. An explanation of medication even being necessary for the fever… Read More »