Pediatricians call for strict gun laws to protect kids
October 18th, 2012
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:44pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pediatricians Thursday called for the strictest possible regulation of gun sales, as well as more education for parents on the dangers of having a gun at home, to prevent deaths of kids and teens. In a policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers representing the American Academy of Pediatrics said the number of gun-related deaths in youth has dropped nationally since the mid-1990s, but is still many times higher than rates in other wealthy countries. The report was released to coincide with the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans
Pediatricians warn of kids’ access to guns at home
October 18th, 2012
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:52pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – U.S. pediatricians Thursday called for the strictest possible gun sales, safety and storage laws to prevent deaths in kids and teens, as well as better education for parents on the dangers of having a gun at home.
Moderate drinking linked to abnormal heart rhythm
October 3rd, 2012
A customer pays for a Fosters beer at the Occidental Hotel in central Sydney June 21, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Tim Wimborne By Amy Norton NEW YORK | Wed Oct 3, 2012 1:44pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem, a new study suggests. The study is not the first to link moderate drinking to the heart arrhythmia, known as atrial fibrillation (AF).
Peanut allergies seen on the rise: study
September 11th, 2012
A vendor sells peanuts at the Voi market, 20 km (12.5 miles) south of Hanoi April 17, 2008.
Heartland Dental seeks buyer, may fetch $1.4 billion: sources
September 5th, 2012
By Soyoung Kim NEW YORK | Wed Sep 5, 2012 6:52pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Heartland Dental Care Inc, one of the largest dental practice management companies in the United States, is exploring a sale that could fetch as much as $1.4 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter. The company, in which Chicago-based private equity firm CHS Capital Partners has a stake, has hired investment banks Jefferies and Moelis to find a buyer and has drawn interest mostly from other buyout firms, the people said. The sources asked not to be identified because the process is not public
Dental health linked to dementia risk: study
August 21st, 2012
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:12am EDT (Reuters) – People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S. study.
Dental health linked to dementia risk
August 20th, 2012
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK | Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:08pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study. Researchers who followed close to 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year period, found those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily. “Not only does the state of your mind predict what kind of oral health habits you practice, it may be that your oral health habits influence whether or not you get dementia,” said Annlia Paganini-Hill, who led the study at the University of California.
Web information on safe infant sleep often wrong
August 15th, 2012
By Amy Norton NEW YORK | Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:35pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Parents who search the Internet for advice on how to put their infants to sleep may often find misinformation, a new study suggests. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other experts have long had recommendations on how to cut the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
Honey may ease nighttime coughing in kids
August 6th, 2012
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Aug 6, 2012 12:07am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A spoonful of honey before bed may help little kids with a cough – and their parents – sleep through the night, a new study suggests. Parents also reported that after giving honey to kids, their coughing was less frequent and less severe.