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Ear Injuries Caused By Cotton Swabs

Ear Injuries Caused By Cotton Swabs

About 34 Children Treated In EDs Each Day For Ear Injuries Caused By Cotton Swabs, Data Indicate  TODAY (5/8, Pawlowski) reports that research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicated “more than 263,000 children in the U.S. had to be treated in” emergency departments “for ear injuries related to cotton-tip applicators between 1990 and 2010,” […]

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Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens and Teens

Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens and Teens

When should my child be vaccinated? Meningococcal disease can become very serious, very quickly. The meningococcal vaccine is the best way to protect teens from getting meningococcal disease. All 11 to 12 year olds should be vaccinated with a single dose of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Older teens need a second shot when they […]

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Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby

Reduced colic risk seen in infants with happier moms Babies whose mothers had higher relationship happiness with their partners and strong support from friends and family during and after pregnancy were less likely to develop colic, regardless of maternal postpartum depression or whether their mothers’ partners were their biological fathers, according to a study in […]

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Recipe for Chocolate Bundt Cake

Recipe for Chocolate Bundt Cake

We celebrated another Birthday at the office with Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe for Chocolate Bundt Cake 1-(15.25OZ) PKG. Devil’s Food Cake Mix 1 Cup Plain Yogurt 4 Lg. Eggs 1(3.4 OZ) PKG. Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix ½ Cup + 1TBL. Vegetable oil, divided 2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips ½ cup Warm Water Glaze 2 TBL. […]

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People May Have Difficulty Accurately Estimating Salt Intake When Eating At Fast-Food Restaurants

People May Have Difficulty Accurately Estimating Salt Intake When Eating At Fast-Food Restaurants

TIME (4/24, Oaklander) reports that research published in Appetite suggests people may have difficulty accurately estimating how much salt they consume when eating at a fast-food restaurant. Investigators “stood outside fast-food restaurants and asked people to guess how much sodium they just ate.” Participants’ “answers were almost always six times too low.”

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Less exercise may mean weaker bones for teens, study says

Less exercise may mean weaker bones for teens, study says

A study measuring physical activity and bone strength among more than 300 teens found those who got less exercise had weaker bones. Researchers reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research that increasing bone health does not require participation in structured or organized sports — simple activities such as dancing, playing tag or skipping […]

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Running May Increase Life Expectancy, Study Suggests

Running May Increase Life Expectancy, Study Suggests

The New York Times (4/12, Reynolds, Subscription Publication) reports “running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy,” according to a review study published in Progress in Cardiovascular Disease. Researchers concluded that runners tended to live three years longer than non-runners, and no other form of exercise evaluated by the researchers had […]

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Most Kids Who Die Of Flu Not Vaccinated Against The Virus, Study Shows

Most Kids Who Die Of Flu Not Vaccinated Against The Virus, Study Shows

The CBS Evening News (4/3, story 9, 2:00, Pelley) reported, “A new study…says getting young children vaccinated against the flu could save their lives.” The NBC News (4/3, Fox) website reports that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that “most children who have died of flu in recent years were not vaccinated against the virus.” The researchers “found […]