AAP issues guidance on safe martial arts participation among youths
A clinical report in Pediatrics recommends children only participate in martial arts classes properly supervised by trained instructors, delay competition until they display adequate physical and emotional maturity, and learn proper defensive blocking. Children should also avoid participating in mixed martial arts, which has a high risk of asphyxia and concussion, according to the guidance.
AAP News (11/28), Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (11/28)
The CBS Evening News (12/6, story 9, 1:50, Pelley) broadcast on a new AAA study released Tuesday suggesting “that getting behind the wheel on four or five hours’ sleep is just as dangerous as driving drunk.” According to the broadcast, a little over one in three drivers in the US does not get “the recommended seven hours of sleep daily,” and those who do get “just five or six hours” are “almost twice as likely to be involved in an accident.” As a driver’s hours of sleep decreased, the risk of an accident increased exponentially, with “teenagers, older adults, and people who have a sleep debt” at “the highest risk.”
Reuters (12/6) reports the study used NHTSA crash data from July 2005 through December 2007. The Washington Post (12/6, Halsey) cites NHTSA’s statistics for traffic fatalities last year, when “35,092 people were killed…up 7.2 percent from 32,675 in 2014.” The executive director of AAA, David Yang, says “You cannot miss sleep and still expect to be able to safely function behind the wheel.”
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Publix Recalls Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
12/08/2016 04:33 PM EST
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes after being informed by the supplier that milk powder used as an ingredient may contain Salmonella.
The New York Times (12/6, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports that a review of 20 prospective studies published in BMC Medicine finds that “a handful of nuts a day may be enough to reduce the risk for death from heart disease and other ills.” Researchers found that people who ate the most nuts “reduced the risk for coronary heart disease by 29 percent, for cardiovascular disease by 21 percent and for cancer by 15 percent,” compared to those who ate the fewest. In addition, “there was also a 52 percent reduced risk for respiratory disease, 39 percent for diabetes and 75 percent reduced risk for infectious disease in those who ate the most nuts.”