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Asthma, Allergy, Henry Ford, MI

New Clues in Causes of Allergies, Asthma in Children

In two separate studies, Henry Ford Health System researchers have found links between dust mites, season of birth and ethnicity and the chances of a child developing allergies or asthma.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, city, Poverty

Inner City Children Become Successful Adults

A new study shows that the majority of children born in inner cities grow up to become successful adults.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Television, Sex, Violence, Ratings

Pediatricians Respond To TV Ratings System

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that any effective television ratings system should be content based to offer parents guidance on a programs level of sex, violence and language.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Electronic, Research, Internet

Electronic Version of Pediatrics Unveiled

The American Academy of Pediatrics today unveiled Pediatrics electronic pages, a new source of the latest pediatric research available through the internet.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, Growth, Hormone

Warnings About Growth Hormone for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new statement warning pediatricians to exercise caution when using growth hormones to treat children.

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Child, Adolescent, Health, Pediatrics, ear, Infection, Antibiotic, Injection

Shot Effective for Ear Infection Treatment

When treating ear infections, a single injection of an antibiotic is as effective as the traditional 10 days of oral treatment, according to a study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Coronary, Heart, Disease, Death, rate

Trends in heart disease ominous

Progress in reducing deaths from coronary heart disease is threatened by alarming increases in obesity, physical inactivity and cigarette smoking as well as the aging of the population,î stated Jan Breslow, M.D., president of the American Heart Association, in response to a U.S. Centers for Disease Controlís report, released today.

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Pcynogenol, Antioxidant, Vitamins, Supplements, pine, bark, Extract, Circulation, VASC

Pycnogenol Pine Bark Extract to Highlight Symposium

Pycnogenol, derived from the French maritime pine tree, is a powerful antioxidant which offers the body's vascular system protection from free radicals. Six leading researchers will present studies on Pycnogenol at a symposium during Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 6.

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Summertime, haze, Ozone, Pollutants, Asthma, Children, Tuberculosis

February Tips from American Thoracic Society Journals

February Tips from American Thoracic Society Journals: 1) Summertime Haze Worsens Asthma Attacks; 2) Prison Population At High Risk For Tuberculosis

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Estrogen, bone, Density

Continued estrogen use maintains bone density in elderly women

Women who begin estrogen therapy after age 60 can achieve similar bone mineral density (BMD) to women who started taking estrogen at menopause; however, once estrogen is stopped, the benefit disappears, according to an article in this week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).







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