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Baby food recalled over bacteria fears

Baby food recalled over bacteria fears

Baby food recalled over bacteria fears All lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food are being recalled by Graceleigh due to the potential presence of Cronobacter after the FDA discovered that the product was not manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations and was not tested for the bacteria. The products being recalled come in 12.84-ounce […]

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Consider the Weight of your child’s backpack

Consider the Weight of your child’s backpack

Pediatrician: Consider weight of child’s backpack (Phil Walter/Getty Images) Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can contribute to back pain and muscle sprains and can affect posture, Dr. Preeti Parikh says. She offers strategies to help ensure proper backpack use and avoid injuries. U.S. News & World Report (9/15)  

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Healthy Diet Tied to Improved Reading Skills in Youths

Healthy Diet Tied to Improved Reading Skills in Youths

Healthy diet tied to improved reading skills in youths Finnish researchers found that children who mostly ate fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and unsaturated fats had more improved reading skills from first grade to third grade regardless of reading ability at baseline, compared with those whose diets had more sugary foods and red meat. The […]

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Experts share strategies to reduce pain in child vaccinations

Experts share strategies to reduce pain in child vaccinations Parents can help make vaccinations less painful for their children by requesting their pediatrician provide topical anesthetics in advance or by using distracting strategies such as breast-feeding for those younger than age 1 and reading stories or blowing bubbles for older youths, experts said. Parents can […]

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Fatal Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Previously Believed

Fatal Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Previously Believed

The Washington Post (10/28, Sun) reports that subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), “a complication of measles that kills children years after they have been infected, is more common than previously thought,” researchers found. After examining data from a California outbreak of measles in 1990, investigators discovered that “for babies who get measles before being vaccinated, the rate” of […]

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Stress in women may erase benefits of a healthful diet

Stress in women may erase benefits of a healthful diet

The Los Angeles Times (9/20, Healy) reports in “Science Now” that stress in women may “erase the benefits of a healthful diet,” researchers found. Specifically, the 58-woman study revealed that “suffering a day of stresses…erased the difference between women who got healthy fats and those who got fats more commonly linked to heart disease.” The findings were published Sept. […]

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FDA Warns on Teething Products, baby formula

FDA Warns on Teething Products, baby formula

FDA warns on teething products, baby formula The FDA has advised against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels for infants and children following reports of seizures, breathing problems, muscle weakness, sleepiness, agitation and more after product use, and amid an investigation of 10 deaths likely linked to such remedies. The FDA has recalled […]

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Decline in teenage pregnancy due to use of contraceptives, study suggests

Decline in teenage pregnancy due to use of contraceptives, study suggests

The New York Times (9/1, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent health found the “sharp decline in American teenage pregnancy and birthrates in recent years was driven exclusively by the use of contraceptives.” The study of a “nationally representative sample of more than 3,000 women ages 15 to 19” in 2007, 2009 […]