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    A MUM whose two children are both battling Strep A has urged parents to be on the lookout for symptoms. Aimee Byron said son Jamie Jones, three, became tired and started screaming in pain, holding his head saying he had "tickles in his throat". 3Aimee Byron said her son Jamie (pictured together above) was the first of her children to become unwellCredit: SWNS 3Little Jamie presented with spots at the back of his mouth and swollen tonsils - Aimee said doctors said he had tonsillitisCredit: SWNS 3Her other little boy Drew also caught Strep A and experienced sores around his mouthCredit: SWNS Just days later, her 17-month-old Drew also came down with the illness. The 22-year-old's warning comes after it was this morning revealed that another child has died from the outbreak. A five-year-old girl is believed to have fallen ill last week and was treated in hospital but sadly passed away yesterday, the BBC reports. Her death takes the number of children known to have died from the illness - which usually only causes a mild sore throat and temperature...
    KIDS who catch viruses are more at risk of developing the potentially deadly Strep A, which is sweeping the country. It comes as nine children have died of the invasive form of the disease during the recent outbreak. 2Several killer respiratory viruses are currently on the rise among kidsCredit: Getty 2Health bosses might dish out antibiotics to all at schools affected by Strep A infections The bug can cause many health issues, most of which are mild. They can include scarlet fever, tonsillitis and, very rarely, invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS). Paediatrician, Prof Adam Finn from the University of Bristol told Radio 4 that those kids already infected with viruses could be more at risk to developing the severe form of the disease. "Virial infection enable bacteria to be more virulent (extremely deadly)," he explained. "And we've currently seeing lots of viral infections," the expert said. Experts have found that children who are suffering with the invasive form of the disease are carrying other viruses, Prof Adam said. Several killer respiratory viruses are currently on the rise among...
    Deadly knock-on effects of lockdown THE devastating consequences of lockdown become more evident every day. It now appears the Covid clampdown may have left children more exposed to other illnesses, including the deadly Strep A. 1If it takes extra jabs to immunise children to Strep A then the Government must support GPs and schoolsCredit: Getty Heartbreakingly, six youngsters have already died from severe infections. Others are fighting for their lives in hospital beds when they should be dreaming of Christmas. Kids normally build up resistance to bugs by picking up coughs and sneezes from classmates. But Covid restrictions meant many lost the chance because they were kept out of school for months. Others may have missed out on their routine school jabs. Alarmingly, Strep A infections are nearly five times higher now than before the pandemic. Parents will understandably be feeling terrified and bewildered by this new health scare. The advice from doctors is not to panic. Most read in The SunMOVING ON GMA’s Amy ‘moves out of $5.2M marital home’ just days after ‘affair’ revealedHALT HER My boss...
    CHICKENPOX is a normal childhood illness but parents have been warned that it could put their kids at risk of a deadly complication. Experts say that it's a common risk factor when it comes to Group Strep A. 1Experts have warned that chickenpox could put your children at risk of serious complicationsCredit: Getty Parents have been told to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of the illness after the deaths of five children. Muhammad Ibrahim Ali, is the latest fatality with local media claiming he sadly died in his home following a cardiac arrest. Speaking to The Sun, Dr Rachel Ward, practising GP at Woodlands Medical Centre in Didcot said: "Having chickenpox or recent chickenpox is a risk factor for developing invasive Strep A infection due the impact on the immune system of the chickenpox virus and possible skin infection via the spots." Also known as Streptococcus pyogenes, Strep A can cause mild illnesses, including sore throats and skin infections, alongside tonsillitis, cellulitis and impetigo (a very contagious infection that starts with blistered skin). Read more on Strep A HIGH ALERT...
    MILLIONS of children across the world are at serious risk of catching a dangerous and sometimes fatal disease, experts have warned. Measles, an infection that spreads very easily that can be fatal for young children, is on the rise globally. 1Measles usually starts with cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash a few days laterCredit: Getty The virus, which can lead to serious brain and lung issues, is entirely preventable through the MMR vaccine. However, it requires 95 per cent vaccine coverage to prevent outbreaks among populations. And according to the World Health Organization vaccine coverage has plummeted during the pandemic, leaving millions of children open to infection. A record high of nearly 40million children missed a measles vaccine dose in 2021 due to hurdles created by the Covid pandemic, the WHO and the CDC said in a joint report. read more on measlesHEALTH CHECK What are measles and can you get it if you’ve had the MMR vaccine?BOOMERGRAN! Gran, 100, beats virus after surviving heart attacks, scarlet fever & measles Last year alone, twenty-two countries experienced large and disruptive...
    A COUPLE'S kids were stunned to spot a crocodile lurking in a photo from their family holiday after failing to spot the beast in the water. Rob and Nat Stupka were visiting the notorious Cahills Crossing in Australia with their two kids on Tuesday when the huge croc surfaced. 2The crocodile is difficult to spot from a distanceCredit: Facebook The family - who are travelling around Australia - stayed on the observation deck in Kakadu National Park to keep a safe distance from the river, which is home to around 120 crocodiles. They have now warned other tourists to stay away from the water after highlighting how hard it can be to spot massive reptiles. Rob and Nat saw a crocodile swimming among some rocks before it appeared to camouflage itself in the water. But their kids failed to find the beast in a snap of the scene. More world newsPOO DUNNIT I got revenge after neighbour let her dog poo on my lawn and didn’t pick it upPLANE RIDDLE I know where MH370 crashed - now there's one last...
    AS it gets a little colder, it's likely your little one will pick up a bug or two. With that in mind, it's important to know when it might be a little bit more than a cold and all the symptoms to be aware of. 1Calls to NHS 111 have increased, meaning that many people are suffering with cold and flu like symptomsCredit: Getty Data from the government's weekly Covid-19 and flu report has revealed that between October 31 and November 4, calls to NHS 111 for respiratory illnesses increased. This, the experts say, is despite the fact that cases of bugs such as Covid and the flu have remained stable - with the highest number of incidents being in care homes. However, these viruses spread easily and as children continue to mix in the run up towards Christmas, these may be passed from child to child. Here we look at the four winter illnesses you need to be aware of. Read more on kid's illnesses AGONY Mom lashes out as her tot fights to breathe & blasts ‘don’t visit...
    PARENTS have been warned to be on the lookout for signs of a Victorian illness that mainly strikes children. Cases of Scarlet fever are at 'unseasonably high' levels in some areas, medics have said. 1Experts have said they are monitoring 'unseasonably high' cases of Scarlet feverCredit: Getty The illness is a bacterial bug that causes a distinctive red rash and mainly affects children. NHS Scottish Borders said it is monitoring high numbers of the bug in the community. Experts in Scotland have urged parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the Victorian illness so that early treatment with antibiotics can be given. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) also issued new guidance to parents on Scarlett fever as part of a guide on how to keep under 5s safe this winter. Read more on Victorian illnessSymptom checker Cases of deadly Victorian disease surge for first time in 20 yearsFEVER SEASON Parents warned of dangerous chickenpox and scarlet fever 'cocktail' Medics explained that the bug mainly affects children under the age of 10, usually between two and eight...
    THE cause of a horrific fire that resulted in the deaths of three children and a young father has finally been revealed. A “damaged power strip” sparked the deadly blaze last week in the Bronx, New York, said the FDNY. 4Officials have determined the cause of a deadly fire in the Bronx that killed four people 4Three brothers, ages 22, 12, and 10 were killed in the blaze Ahmed Saleh, 22, his 10-month-old daughter, Farah Saleh, and his younger brothers Mohamed Waleed Ahmed, 12, and Kalheed Waleed Ben Saleh, 10, were killed during the Sunday morning tragedy on Quimby Avenue. The FDNY called the incident an accident in a tweet on Thursday night. Multiple items were plugged into the power strip, which had insulation damage, said the department. Law enforcement initially believed that the flames were caused by faulty wiring after investigators found a melted computer still plugged into the wall of the room where the fire started. READ MORE ON NYCKNIFE HORROR Handyman who stabbed estranged lover 55 times & hid body in bag pleads guiltyBESTSELLER DEAD Julie Powell:...
    GETTING a cancer diagnosis is always going to be distressing. And catching cancer early is one of the best ways of giving yourself the best chance of survival. 1Fewer than 10 per cent of people with the pancreatic cancer survive beyond five yearsCredit: Getty - Contributor However some cancers, like pancreatic cancer, are notoriously hard to spot early on. Pancreatic cancer has a tragically high death rate because around 90 per cent of people are diagnosed too late for surgery, which is the only cure. Fewer than 10 per cent of people with the disease survive beyond five years of their diagnoses. Experts have discovered three early warning signs of pancreatic cancer which could help medics diagnose the cancer three years earlier than they usually would. Read more on cancerHot air Can air fryers cause cancer?OPEN WIDE Warning as cases of deadly cancer hit record highs - the 4 signs you must know The British researchers hope this will help save thousands more lives that would have otherwise been claimed by the disease. The three...
    AS the temperature begins to drop and we head indoors, a handful of deadly respiratory viruses are spreading at very high levels. Thanks to several lockdowns over the last few winters, immunity among the population is low meaning kids are more at risk of catching these illnesses. 1Most kids should recover on their own from RSV, flu and CovidCredit: Getty Cases of both flu and RSV among kids are surging, according to recent data. Covid cases are declining in kids, and experts believe hospitalisations have peaked - but virus continues to circulate at high levels. Most kids should recover on their own from infections of flu, RSV or Covid, especially with lots of rest, sleep and fluids. But some, including very young kids and those with underlying lung issues, may need additional care. Read more on viruses NEW FEAR Flu combines with killer virus to 'create new bug that may evade immune system' BUG BEAR The 12 deadliest viruses in history revealed - and the ones circulating right now Here are the signs and symptoms to look...
    PARENTS have been urged to book their kids in for vital vaccines as they risk catching a highly contagious disease. Data shows that one in ten children are not up to date with their MMR vaccines. 1Medics have urged parents to make sure their children are vaccinated ahead of the winter monthsCredit: Getty - Contributor These jabs help protect little ones from measles, mumps and rubella. GPs are still offering routine immunisations and are warning that these illnesses can easily spread between unvaccinated people. Medics states that the complications from these illnesses can be 'life changing'. The NHS states that measles can lead to serious problems if it spreads to other parts of the body, such as pneumonia, meningitis and blindness. Read more on children's healthMUM'S PAIN My baby had cancer at seven days old - I want all parents to know the signs VIRAL ALERT Warning to parents as Covid in kids linked to chronic disease Mumps can also be dangerous, with a rare, but serious complication including a brain infection called encephalitis, which occurs in around one in...
    GAS cookers might be guilty of something a lot more sinister than eating up your money, experts have warned. The hobs, used by almost a third of households in the UK, emit potentially dangerous gases - even when turned off, a new study warns. 1Even when switched off, the stoves can emit chemicals like methane, which can cause rapid heartbeat and trouble breathingCredit: Getty According to scientists, gas cookers can put families at risk of several deadly illnesses by emitting the same particles belched out by cars and trucks. Dr Jonathan Levy, an environmental health professor at Boston University in the US, said the cookers pollute houses with nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The gas may cause asthma in children and put adults at risk of cancer, Dr Levy explained in an article he wrote in the Conversation. The pollutant is most commonly found on motorways. Read more on asthmaPARENTAL WARNING I’m a doctor here’s the back to school asthma triggers parents must knowMIND MATTERS Common medication for asthma causes the brain to ‘shrink and change’ However,...
    New York stores are set to launch a crackdown and enforce a year-old state law that bans anyone under 21 from purchasing whipped cream cannisters. It comes amid concerns that teenagers and young adults are increasingly getting high by inhaling the nitrous oxide, known as ‘laughing gas’, that is used in the cans. Any store who sells a whipped cream cannister to someone under 21 will find themselves being handed a $250 fine for the first offence. Subsequent violations can mean fines of up to $500 for each contravention of the state-wide law according to the Albany Times Union. ‘Laughing gas’ or ‘hippy crack’ can be inhaled by discharging nitrous gas cartridges, known as 'whippets'. Inhaling the gas can cause low blood pressure, fainting, heart attack and sudden death. According to that Alcohol and Drug Foundation the potential long term effects can lead to memory loss and psychosis. The New York bill was sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Joseph Addabo when it came into effect last year. Any store who sells a whipped cream cannister to someone under 21 will...
    IT'S scorching outside and all the kids want to do is cool down. That only means one thing - it's time for the paddling pool to come out. 1 Paddling pools are a great way for your little ones to have fun in the sunCredit: Getty While it's great to watch the kids have fun enjoying themselves in the sun, parents have been warned about the dangers of leaving their pools out unattended. Even just a few inches of water can be deadly and here, one expert reveals the best way to have fun in the sun safely. Hannah Smith, director of aquatics at kids' swimming school Water Babies said: “Paddling pools are great fun in the garden on a hot summer's day, but always keep water safety a priority, even if your children are in a paddling pool with just a few inches of water.” MOST READ HEALTHSWEET RELIEF I'm a pharmacist - here's 5 natural sunburn remedies you'll find in the fridgeWATER BABIES Urgent warning to any parents taking their kids swimming in the heatwaveOUTIE IN THE OPEN...
    SCIENTISTS are just “a few years” away from a jab that could fix deadly heart defects like the one that nearly killed footballer Fabrice Muamba. The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed on the pitch in 2012 after having a cardiac arrest triggered by a genetic condition he did not know about. 2Scientists think they can edit DNA to prevent deadly genetic heart defects developingCredit: Getty 2Former Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba had a cardiac arrest on the pitch in 2012 because of a heart condition he was unaware ofCredit: Action Images - Reuters British Heart Foundation researchers now say they are within reach of making an injection that can block the genes that trigger illnesses like his. An estimated 260,000 Brits have genetic heart defects and an average of 12 undiagnosed under-35s die suddenly every week. Professor Hugh Watkins, from Oxford University, said: “This is our once-in-generation opportunity to relieve families of the constant worry of sudden death and heart failure. “After 30 years of research, we have discovered many of the genes and specific genetic faults responsible for different...
    PARENTS have been warned that children are at risk of a deadly condition if they allow them to sit around all day. Unhealthy lifestyles — or being a “couch potato” — can lead to health problems at any age.  1Being a "couch potato" is bad news for the kidsCredit: Getty And a new report from Italian doctors warns that kids are young as six are in danger of high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure in younger children is linked with heart defects, kidney disease, genetic conditions or hormonal disorders, according to the Mayo Clinic. If their condition carries on into adulthood, they are more at risk of heart attacks and stroke. Obesity is a key driver of high blood pressure in both kids and adults - and the problem is worsening, stats suggest. Read more on kids' healthCHILLING We thought our daughter had a cold - what happened next was like a horror movieBUG BEAR Breakthrough as scientists find cause of mysterious hepatitis outbreak in kids Therefore, families should get healthy together, according to an expert paper published...
    The parents of a girl who died in a nightmarish house fire have been arrested, two months after going on the run when they lost custody over their other four kids. William McCue, 47, and Carina McCue, 38, of Loganville, Georgia, were found on the Appalachian Trail by the fugitive unit of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. They were taken into custody on Wednesday and have been charged with cruelty to children and false imprisonment, WSBTV reports. Authorities have been hunting the couple ever since they vanished in May after their 10-year-old daughter, Zoe, died in a fire at their home in April. When the blaze died down, investigators found the little girl’s remains in a makeshift bed in a bathtub in a windowless room. The appalling circumstances of Zoe’s death were uncovered alongside what authorities described as “unsanitary and dangerous” living conditions to which the other four McCue children are also believed to have been subjected, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Police found that the toilets in the house didn’t work, and the septic tank was either full...
    PARENTS know there's no such thing as being "overzealous" when it comes to safety. Kids are born knowing how to put themselves in harm's way, and try as you might, there's no way to protect your child from every potential danger. 2Your child's toys could be putting them at risk for a deadly diseaseCredit: Getty That's why it's especially crucial you learn the signs of a deadly disease that could have long-term repercussions for your family and know that even your kid's toys could put them at risk. It's easy to consider lead poisoning a thing of the past, but despite improved safety standards across multiple industries, it's still a threat to your child's well-being, warned the experts at Parents Magazine. Young kids under the age of six are extremely susceptible to the ill effects of lead poisoning, said the parenting pros. "Their bodies absorb lead easier," the outlet explained. "Infants and toddlers are also susceptible because they might touch things containing lead (such as lead paint chips from door edges and window sills) and put their hands in their...
    PARENTS have been warned to be on the lookout for a deadly condition in kids as cases rise 50 per cent. Experts have found that a growing number of children are being treated for type 2 diabetes fuelled by soaring obesity. 1Close up of a mother and daughter having an appointment with the pediatricianCredit: Getty Around 13.6million people are at risk of getting it the illness in the UK, while a million have no idea they already do. Diabetes UK says nearly 1,000 under-19s were being treated by the NHS for type 2 diabetes in 2020/21. It is a leap of more than 50 per cent over the past five years, with 621 needing treatment in 2015/16. Type 2 diabetes is mostly driven by obesity – with cases in young Brits almost unheard of a generation ago. Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “We are very concerned that this spike in childhood obesity will translate into an even greater increase in children with type 2 diabetes in the coming years, a crisis fuelled by long-standing health inequalities and made...
    As the investigation continues into the deadly stabbing on Tuesday that killed an Alexandria City High School student, local leaders and parents are reacting to the news and looking into what’s next when it comes to student safety. Alexandria City Mayor Justin Wilson told WTOP that it’s going to take a multi-layered approach to respond to the stabbing. More Alexandria News “There’s not one solution. For 4,000 kids, there’s probably 4,000 different answers,” Wilson said. “The reality is, we have to work to provide a set of interventions and solutions that are going to work for each one of those kids, and that’s an individual discussion, but requires putting an array of services in place.” He said that a response to the violence should be targeted interventions that include mental health services, counseling, gang prevention efforts and peer-to-peer interventions. Wilson also said students being away from these types of services and away from the school building during the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted students’ social skills. “A lot of those kind of basic skills and conflict resolution, capabilities, things like...
    CASES of viruses that can prove deadly are rising in children, and experts largely blame lower vaccination uptake. Schoolkids and toddlers are not getting their jabs as frequently as pre-Covid times. 1Parents have been given a number of health warnings in recent monthsCredit: Alamy Threats are being recognised on a national scale by health chiefs, who have already given a number of warnings in recent months. For example, measles vacation rates have dropped to their lowest level in a decade, the the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) said in February. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 95 per cent of people need to be jabbed against measles to keep control of it. But the most recent figures from September showed that only 85.5 per cent of five-year-olds have had their two doses of the MMR jab - which protects against measles, mumps and rubella. Read more on children's healthMUM'S PAIN I was told my girl's headaches weren't a worry - months later she couldn't talkVIRAL LOAD Warning as cases of hepatitis in kids hit 300 - 9 signs parents...
    AN urgent fentanyl warning has been issued as police officers link the deaths of 16 children to counterfeit pills laced with the deadly drug. As summer vacation approaches, police are urging the community to take the warning seriously to stop further fatalities. 1Sixteen children under the age of 18 died of fentanyl overdoses in one county as police issue an urgent warning over the deadly drugCredit: Getty Images The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sounded the alarm on Monday, saying that a rising number of teens are dying in Clark County. The county saw a 196 percent increase in fentanyl related deaths between 2019 and 2020. And in 2020 and 2021, 16 kids under 18 years old died of fentanyl overdoses. "Detectives say many of the victims had no idea what was in the pills they took," police said. Las Vegas police are launching a social media campaign to warn parents and teens about the dangers of counterfeit pills. READ MORE IN NEWSTEEN TORMENT I was raped TWICE working in chip shop - I reported beast but he struck...
    COULD your home, sweet home be the end of you? Potentially harmful bacteria can be found lingering on everyday items, from washing-up sponges and chopping boards in the kitchen to flannels in the bathroom. 6Potentially harmful bacteria can be found lingering on everyday itemsCredit: Chris Balcombe I decided to investigate – with a Sun on Sunday lab test on objects in my home. A tea towel was found to have the most bacteria — numbering in the BILLIONS. That includes entero- bacteriaceae, a family of bacteria than can cause deadly infections. Worryingly, my kids’ flannel was found to have 1,100 traces of the potentially deadly bacteria E. coli. I sent some of our most frequently handled items to a laboratory to discover the worst offenders. Bournemouth’s Microtech Services tested for bacteria including salmonella, E. coli and staphylococcus aureus — all of which can cause illness. I’m a 40-year-old mum of three, so I was nervous to find out what nasties might be lurking in my family home in Kent. READ MORE ON CLEANINGCLEAN UP I'm a cleaning pro and...
    MUMS are warning other parents about the potential danger of Cadbury Mini Eggs. An Easter staple in many households, the chocolate treats come with a minimum age - and many parents are unaware. 1Mini Eggs are an Easter classic, but mums have warned they could be deadly to young kidsCredit: Alamy If not followed, the sweets could be a choking hazard for kids. Posting to her Facebook page Nanny Valentine - Child Behaviour Coach, one mum said in 2017: "Many parents are now aware of the dangers of grapes and cut them in half. "Many parents don't even see these chocolate treats as a danger but they are and mustn't be given to children under four! "I cringe every time I see little ones munching on these delicious treats. "They are hard and the perfect shape to get lodged in a child's throat. "If this post saves a little one from a terrible accident then it's worth me posting. "My children are often bought these at Easter but sorry boys Mummy has to eat these." The minimum age...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two people were arrested following a federal pre-dawn raid on a home in Southwest Miami-Dade Thursday morning. Federal agents pounded on the door of a home, with long guns drawn, as US Marshals and agents from Homeland Security made entry in what CBS4 has learned is a federal investigation. READ MORE: Tamarac Home Severely Damaged When Driver Loses Control, Slams Truck Into HouseNeighbors who witnessed the commotion were a little freaked out. “Just scared. I didn’t know if there was going to a shootout or not.  I have two young kids so I didn’t know if things were going to escalate to something worse. Of course I was scared. My kids sleep towards the back.  We’re the ones who sleep near the window,” said a neighbor. Two people who live there have been arrested but it’s not known yet known why. While agents were inside the home, they could see in plain sight, objects that raised concern or question. READ MORE: Windy And Dry Conditions Fueling West Miami-Dade Brush FireAt that point, it was determined a search warrant...
    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Brokenhearted and devastated, family members and friends grieved Wednesday as more details trickled out about a fiery crash that killed six students and a coach from a New Mexico university while they were returning home from a golf tournament in Texas. Chelsi Stone said she wouldn’t wish the pain she was feeling on her worst enemy. Her 18-year-old daughter, Laci, was among those killed. She described the freshman as a ray of sunshine and told the story about how the teen had begged her to get tiny matching heart tattoos before returning to the University of the Southwest. “I’m so forever grateful that God gave me the courage to go through with it and always have this memory with her,” Chelsi Stone wrote on her Facebook page. “We will appreciate every prayer we can get and we love you all.” Stone graduated from Nocona High School in 2021, where she played golf, volleyball and softball. Her high school announced on social media that it would be canceling Wednesday’s softball game, saying the community was heartbroken over...
    Costa Mesa, California (CNN)Kennedy Stonum, a high school junior, deflected repeated entreaties from her father to please get vaccinated against Covid-19."I would send her articles. I would send her studies. I would send her whatever I thought might either scare her enough about Covid to get the vaccine or allay her concerns enough about the vaccine," said Lee Stonum, 41, a public defender in Orange County, California. His mother, who lives in Cleveland, also sent emails to her granddaughter urging her to get the shots."She was very skilled at blowing it off," Stonum said of his only child. "It was constantly, 'OK, I'll think about it.' It was never an outright 'no.' "Tyler Gilreath, 20, resisted the constant nagging and cajoling of his mother, Tamra Demello, to get the Covid-19 vaccine."He was one of those kids who had to make every mistake himself, because he always knew best," said Demello, 60, of Apex, North Carolina. "The more a mother's lips move, the less the ears on their male children open."Read MoreBoth young people recently died of Covid-19 -- Kennedy Stonum...
    MORE than one in ten children are starting school at risk of catching deadly measles — as vaccine rates slump to their lowest level in a decade, experts have warned. Parents have been urged to ensure their children have had their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab to prevent disease. 1More than one in ten children are starting school at risk of catching deadly measles Measles can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis — and could even kill. But figures show that just 85.5 per cent of children get both MMR jabs by age five. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 95% of children need to be vaccinated to keep measles away. The UK Health Security Agency said Covid has seen a significant drop in the number of children having their MMR jabs. Most read in The US SunBEAUTY QUEEN TRAGEDY Miss USA's 'suicide' seen in horror video as witnesses share shockREVEALING OP-ED Ex-Miss USA penned heartbreaking essay about struggles before 'suicide''REST AND PEACE' Ex-Miss USA's chilling final Instagram post before 'suicide' revealedBEAUTY QUEEN TRAGEDY Ex-Miss USA, 30, dies in 'suicide' plunge...
    A woman was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and now police are looking for three kids who they say are connected. D.C. police said they found a woman shot multiple times in the 1100 block of Eastern Avenue in Northeast, D.C., around 2 p.m. Sunday. She was pronounced dead a short time later. Investigators are looking for three kids inside a gold-colored SUV that was last seen traveling westbound on Eastern Avenue. Below is a map of where the shooting happened: This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP for the latest. 
    TRAVIS Scott once bragged about 500 fans breaking through barricades at a previous gig as he faces questions over his raucous live shows after the deaths of eight people at his music festival Astroworld. The Sicko Mode star is well know for intense performances which see the audience worked up into a frenzy - and Scott himself is often seen encouraging the chaos. 3Travis Scott has expressed grief over what happened at AstroworldCredit: Getty Videos from Scott's performances throughout his career often show disturbing moments - such as him encouraging fans to leap from balconies or turning on venue security guards. And the rapper has been arrested twice for particularly violent concerts, including once for inciting a riot as he urged fans to rush the stage as the crowds broke through barricades. Scott once bragged in an interview with Power 106 Los Angeles about one chaotic concert while being quizzed a separate incident where he got into a spat with a photographer on stage. Deflecting from the incident with snapper Jameer Pond at Summer Jam in 2015, the...
    ALEC Baldwin and his wife Hilaria were slammed as "insensitive" and "tone deaf" by fans for celebrating Halloween just days after the deadly shooting when he "accidentally shot and killed" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In a now deleted post, Hilaria, 37, had shared Instagram snaps of the couple in Vermont with their children - daughter Carmen Gabriela, eight, sons Rafael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, and Edu, one, and daughter Maria, eight months. 5Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria 'rallied together' to give their six kids a 'happy' HalloweenCredit: Instagram / Hilaria Baldwin 5They dressed up while staying in Vermont, ManchesterCredit: Instagram / Hilaria Baldwin The actor and his wife Hilaria had "rallied together" to give their six kids a "happy" Halloween. Alec, 63, wore a fake beard and horns with a black cape, while Hilaria donned cowboy boots and a checked jacket. In the other photos, Hilaria, Carmen, and Maria wore matching black glittery dresses with tutu skirts and spiderweb hats. The yoga instructor, 36, captioned them: "Parenting through this has been an intense experience, to say the...
    ALEC Baldwin has been spotted with his family in a quiet New England Town as the 63-year-old actor attempts to keep a low profile amid a police investigation into his deadly on-set shooting of a cinematographer. A stony-faced Baldwin was spotted on Sunday in Manchester Center, a small town in Vermont, collecting take-out food from a pizza shop alongside wife Hilaria, 37, and his six children. 1Credit: BackGrid Dressed in all black, Baldwin appeared somber with his head down in the photos as he clutched two bags of food. The sighting came just days after he fatally pulled the trigger of a prop gun on the set of Rust in New Mexico last Thursday that had been loaded with a live round. The bullet struck and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The 42-year-old was shot in the stomach. Also hit was the movie's director, Joel Souza, was hospitalized with a wound to his shoulder but later discharged. The circumstances surrounding the tragic shooting remain under investigation, but the fatal incident reportedly happened as Baldwin was practicing a...
    By Marissa Armas DENVER (CBS4) – A woman killed in a domestic violence attack on Wednesday morning is being remembered by the School of Rock Denver community. Police say Jennifer Gelvin was killed alongside Katherine Pivoda after Pivoda’s estranged husband allegedly stabbed both women to death. It happened at a home on South Marion Street near Warren Street. Jennifer Gelvin (credit: GoFundMe) The owner of the School of Rock Denver, Jim Johnson, told CBS4 Gelvin worked at the school for 10 years. He said her death is a loss not only for her children, but the entire music community. “It’s like the most shocking thing I’ve heard. I just kind of went numb,” said Johnson. “Mostly it was all about her energy. She had this bright shining presence. She was always extremely positive and enthusiastic working with the kids.” Police say Gelvin and Pivoda were friends. Johnson said Gelvin was not only a mom and wife, but a talented musician and teacher to many. “She touched so many kids lives,” Johnson said. “We’re starting to hear from students that grew...
    In recent days, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, has given several statements promoting masking and mandates, especially regarding small children, and that had caught the attention of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Tuesday on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime,” Paul questioned Collins’ remarks, which he said lacked a scientific justification. “How can people who are so smart say such stupid things?” he said. “There is no science to defend putting your kids in masks or parents wearing masks. No science whatsoever. If there were, we would be wearing masks for years and years because, for kids, the death rate is about the same as the seasonal flu. It may be less than the seasonal flu. So, is Francis Collins proposing that because the flu is with us forever, that parents should be wearing masks around their kids that have the flu? It is absolutely and utterly without scientific evidence.” “Now, they are all freaking out right now about the Delta variant,” Paul continued. “One thing is, in all like likelihood true, it is more transmissible, significantly more...
    Federal safety regulators are calling on Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms to take steps to protect young children from a potentially deadly gap involving residential elevators after the death of another child between the product's inner and outer doors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging the platforms to require the "hosts" using their services to disable residential elevators or provide proof of an inspection certifying hazardous gaps don't exist.  The request comes less than two weeks after the death of a 7-year-old in an elevator at a beach rental home in North Carolina's Outer Banks. The boy was discovered between the bottom of the elevator car and the home's upper door frame, his neck crushed after he apparently became entrapped between the moving elevator's inner accordion door and outer door.  "Residential elevators can pose a deadly but unforeseen hazard to children, particularly children who are encountering them in vacation or rental homes," Robert Adler, acting chairman of the agency said Tuesday in a written appeal for action to safeguard against a gap that may exist between the outer and...
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A wife and mother of four, Heidi Glover, is one of the drivers who died Thursday night following a crash at East Dry Creek Road and South Adams Street in Centennial. Investigators said the crash was the result of a crime spree that started near South Broadway and East Littleton Boulevard. According to Littleton Police, the suspect, Desmond Dupree Stennis, 27, ran from a crash scene and carjacked a vehicle from a nearby gas station at Broadway and West Mineral Avenue. He later crashed into a car Glover was driving. READ MORE: Colorado ICU Nurse Shares Her Own Need For Blood Transfusions Amid Donation Shortage Heidi Glover (credit: CBS) “She cheered, she was that mom that you can look at and go oh wow,” Kimberly Wynn said. Wynn tells us her kids grew up with Glover’s kids, often playing sports together. Other friends CBS4 reached out to remember she was not only active in her kids’ sports, but in general, yet took time to make profound connections. “When I lost my husband four years Heidi saw...
    A former DEA agent issued a dire warning on "America's Newsroom" Friday on the skyrocketing amount of fentanyl pouring across the southern border into the U.S. and taking the lives of children. SEIZURES OF DEADLY FENTANYL BY CBP IN FY2021 ALREADY TOP ALL OF FY2020 DEREK MALTZ: I want to thank the brave men and women of the Border Patrol and CBP for their relentless effort to keep the drugs out of the country and save lives. So the policies obviously are hurting our national security, the crime is escalating around the country. But most importantly, the Mexican cartels are now the enemy of our children. They are engaged in a sustained, deadly assault against our American future generation of kids. So you look at the fentanyl poisoning, you look at the fentanyl murders, that's what it is.  This is no longer just an opioid addiction or an opioid crisis, because the kids, they may stay away from pills or stay away from opioids and go to cocaine or methamphetamine, but they're dying instantly. This is murder. So we have...
    MIAMI (CBSMIAMI) – In the wake of Miami-Dade County’s recent rash of deadly gun violence, South Florida leaders are examining the causes and one issue keeps arising – the role of social media. Too often what starts as a feud on Instagram or Facebook quickly escalates into violent retaliation. CBS4’s Jim DeFede spoke recently to three community leaders about this phenomenon. State Senator Jason Pizzo who tried unsuccessfully to tackle the issue legislatively, former NAACP President Ruban Roberts, and Hilton Napoleon, the legal advisor for the nonprofit group Parents of Murdered Kids. READ MORE: 3 Teens Arrested In Turnpike Shooting After Casing Kendall Hookah Lounge Grad Party Where Separate Shooting Left 3 Dead, 5 Hurt This is a transcription of part of that conversation which aired on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Jason Pizzo: The bill would have allowed for law enforcement to have contact with individuals who are unlawfully possessing firearms. Jim DeFede: And what would that contact look like, what would that contact look like? Jason Pizzo: Well, it could be preferable....
    SHOCKING footage reveals the moment kids are being dragged across Rio Grande as migrants continue to cross the deadly river. A group of 50 people were filmed crossing the river in Del Rio, Texas, carrying young children. 6Kids were seen being dragged across the riverCredit: Reuters 6Migrants continue to cross Rio GrandeCredit: AFP Smugglers start sending groups of migrants in the morning when the current is low, reports Fox News. All of the migrants said they were coming from Venezuela with half of them saying they have family in the US. "You see the steady stream of people coming across the border with Mexico entering our nation without going through a legal checkpoint, without any of those things. "You don't see them being COVID tested right there, right?" narrated anchor Harris Faulkner of "The Faulkner Focus." "Just moments ago there appeared to be an elderly gentleman they were helping out of the river. "Some have camping gear so they can spend the night and do what they need to do. This is a heavy stream...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A search is on for whoever desecrated a memorial dedicated to four victims of a deadly New Year’s crash. Wednesday night, the victim’s loved ones came together at that same site. The horrific video posted on social media showed someone destroying the roadside memorial, kicking and stomping on pictures, even urinating on the names of the victims. READ MORE: Broward County Preacher Accused Of Preying On 16-Year-Old Girl “It’s crazy it’s hurtful it unreal, I didn’t think there was somebody with no heart,” said Andres Marina, the father of Yuhlia Gelats, one of the four victims. “This morning it’s been hell again, it’s very hard, it’s like killing them again, I don’t understand where he was coming from and what good he thought he was doing,” added Marina, talking about the social media post. Gelats, her boyfriend Christian Mohip and their friends, Andreas Zacharias and Jenser Salazar, were in a dark blue Hyundai left mangled after being hit by a car reportedly being driven by 16-year-old Alex Garcia. READ MORE: Study Reveals Many Homes Across US May...
    Deloris Gibson remembers the day her son Darcel Rivers was killed like it was yesterday. “It was June 2, 2015, and at the Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken where I am the director, we had all dressed in orange in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day," Gibson recalls.  "Two days later, my son, Darcel Rivers, was shot to death.” Nearly six years later, Gibson is still seeking answers. Rivers, age 35, was visiting Jersey City from Rhode Island -- where he was in culinary school -- when he was shot and killed, just a few steps from his mom's house. Police got a call around 3:45 a.m. June 4, 2015, of an unresponsive man lying on the sidewalk in front of 117 Fulton Ave., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. There, Rivers was found bleeding from his head with an apparent gunshot wound, Suarez said. Rivers was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 4:15 a.m. The cause of death was determined to be from a gunshot wound and the manner of death was determined to...
    Abuja, Nigeria (CNN)At least one person has been shot dead and two others injured as hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls who had been released were reunited with their parents, eyewitnesses told CNN. The girls were abducted on Friday by armed men who raided their state-run school in Nigeria's northwest Zamfara State, police said. A spokesman for the area's regional governor Bello Matawalle said Tuesday that all 279 girls had been safely returned and accounted for.But violence broke out as the schoolgirls were reunited with their parents in Jangebe on Wednesday, eyewitnesses told CNN. Witnesses said parents who wanted to take their children home grew impatient with government officials who were making speeches. The officials also told parents they planned to keep the girls at the school overnight before sending them home, observers said.Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls released days after kidnappingVideo obtained by journalists on the ground showed the relatives yelling and storming into the hall where the girls and officials were. Youths who came in with the adults started throwing rocks at government officials, parents said. Soldiers then opened fire,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — At least 80 people have been killed across Minneapolis in 2020 — a 70% jump over this time last winter. Since 2014, Lisa Clemons and members of A Mother’s Love Initiative have been tracking the number of people killed on Minneapolis streets. “Behind every trauma on this board lies a mother who is still grieving,” Clemons said. “The year doesn’t matter. She’s still grieving.” It has been a truly difficult year because of the number of murder victims under the age of 20. “It’s so many young people on the list, and I don’t even have to know them to say they are a part of me,” Clemons said. Five-hundred people have been shot so far this year, and 113 of them under the age of 20. This latest shooting in the city is the 14th kid killed before graduating high school. (credit: CBS) Most of the women gathered here have lost loved ones as well, including Kim Griffin. “I grieve for my son on a daily basis, and each time there’s a life lost in these...
    BUTTON batteries could kill your child if swallowed, doctors have warned. Often kids find these deadly batteries in toys, in gadgets like remotes and those left in a drawer. 4Button batteries could kill your child if swallowed, doctors have warned. Pictured are the most dangerous kind With Christmas fast approaching, parents have been cautioned against buying toys that don't meet UK safety regulations. And in the event of your child does swallow a battery, knowing the signs will help get them urgent treatment. What are the signs? There's only one thing specific to button battery ingestion and that's vomitting fresh, bright red blood. If your child does that you absolutely have to get them immediate medical help. Other symptoms can include: 2. Suddenly developing cough, gag or drool a lot 3. Appearing to have a stomach upset or a virus 4. Being sick 5. Pointing to their throat or tummy 6. Having a pain in their tummy, chest or throat 7. Being tired or lethargic 8. Being quieter or more clingy than usual or otherwise ‘not themselves’ 9....
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