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Women Who Breastfeed For 6 Months May Reduce Their Risk Of Developing Endometrial Cancer, Research Suggests

Women Who Breastfeed For 6 Months May Reduce Their Risk Of Developing Endometrial Cancer, Research Suggests

Reuters (6/1, Crist) reports that research suggests “women who breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months may also be lowering their own risk of developing endometrial cancer.” Investigators found, “in the analysis of data from 17 past studies…that women who had ever breastfed their children were 11 percent less likely than women who had children […]

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Recipe for Fudge Pecan Ripple Layer Cake

Recipe for Fudge Pecan Ripple Layer Cake

We Celebrated Another Birthday at the Office Recipe for Fudge Pecan Ripple Layer Cake A sweet cream cheese layer bakes atop these fudgy cake layers: then when you assemble, frost, and serve the cake, the cream cheese appears as swirly ripples in each slice. Cake ½ cup shortening                    1 ½ cups sugar 2 large eggs                            1 2/3 […]

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Nutrition experts raise concerns about energy drinks

Nutrition experts raise concerns about energy drinks

Nutrition experts say energy drinks may contain a potentially dangerous mix of caffeine, sugars, vitamins and other stimulants in concentrations higher than seen naturally in foods and plants. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children should not consume energy drinks, and registered dietitian Katherine Zeratsky says healthy adults should limit themselves to one per day. […]

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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 […]