Articles Tagged with child

UK Doctors Complete First Successful Organ Transplant From An Infant

First successful infant transplant completed in the UK

Doctors in the United Kingdom have performed the first successful transplant from a newborn infant in the country. The groundbreaking procedure required two surgeries that are being heralded as a major milestone for pediatric transplant care in the UK. In a tragic, bitter-sweet story, doctors in the UK successfully completed the transplantation of kidney and… Read more »

Young Boy Struck By Lightning Fighting For His Life

A young boy in Charlotte was struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday afternoon, in west Charlotte, a young boy was struck by lightning. On the sports field in the Johnson C. Smith University campus, in the 100 block of Beatties Ford Road, the 9-year-old-boy was playing around. As his parents turned to walk away from the field, they heard thunder. When they turned around, they saw… Read more »

Vaccinating Children: Do We Do It For The Benefit Of Others? [Study]

Child immunization: why do we do it?

Herd immunity is an important benefit in child immunization, but experts don’t have much understanding regarding what influences parents in their decision-making process to immunize their children. A new study in the August issue of Pediatrics attempts to understand just that, specifically regarding whether the benefit to others counts as an influence on parent motivation… Read more »