By Anne Dachel
Jan 29, 2016, Your Health Claim: Parents question vaccines as epilepsy rates rise to 1 in 20 children under five
The rate of epilepsy among children and the elderly has been skyrocketing, with 1 in 20 children under five now suffering from the seizure condition in the United States. More and more parents say that vaccines triggered their children’s seizure disorders. The government maintains that while vaccines can trigger febrile (fever related) seizures, the many cases of epilepsy that begin immediately following infant vaccination are merely coincidental or were bound to occur eventually.
Jan 29, 2016, Newsmax.com Nearly 3.3 million US children suffer dizziness, balance problems
Nearly 3.3 million children in the US aged three to 17 - more than one in every 20 kids - report dizziness or balance problems, a study has revealed.
..."These findings suggest that dizziness and balance problems are fairly common among children, and parents and providers should be aware of the impact these problems can have on our children," said James F. Battey, director at NIDCD.
As the children grow older, the frequency increases, the analysis, published online in The Journal of Pediatrics, revealed.
While 4.1 percent of kids between three and five have these problems, nearly double, 7.5 percent, the proportion of older teenagers, between ages of 15 and 17, suffer the same. And the percentages rise through the years.
...Some of the causes found by the researchers were neurological problems, ear infections, head or neck injuries or concussions, developmental motor coordination disorder, genetic causes, metabolic problems such as hypoglycemia, prescription medication or drugs, severe headaches or migraines, malformation of the ear, and vision problems, the study revealed.
First large-scale, nationally representative survey finds issues slightly more common in girls, non-Hispanic white children.
More than 1 in 20 (nearly 3.3 million) children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of these problems in U.S. children. Prevalence increases with age, with 7.5 percent of children ages 15-17 and 6.0 percent of children ages 12-14 having any dizziness or balance problem, compared with 3.6 percent of children ages 6-8 and 4.1 percent of children ages 3-5. The research was led by investigators at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health.
...The researchers analyzed data on nearly 11,000 children, ages 3 to 17, based on parents’ responses to the survey. Parents were asked if in the past year, their children had been bothered by symptoms of dizziness or balance problems such as vertigo, poor balance/unsteadiness when standing up, clumsiness/poor coordination, frequent falls, fainting or light-headedness, or other dizziness and balance symptoms.
So why is this happening? What if the numbers get worse? Will the next study show us that five percent of five year olds can't dress and feed themselves?
When are we going to look at all the health problems plaguing our children and sound an alarm?