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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.
CNN (4/26)

 

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,” which is approximately “34 injuries” per day.

        HealthDay (5/8, Preidt) reports that the data indicated “most of the injuries occurred while using cotton swabs to clean the ears (73 percent),” while “the rest occurred while playing with cotton swabs (10 percent), or with children falling when they had cotton swabs in their ear (9 percent).” Approximately “two-thirds of patients were younger than 8, and children under 3 accounted for 40 percent of all injuries.”

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