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Study Examines Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy, Child Behavioral Problems

Children of women who used the pain reliever acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy appear to be at higher risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-like behavioral problems and hyperkinetic disorders (HKDs, a severe form of...
2/24/2014 11:00 AM EST

Study Examines Consumption of Added Sugar, Death for Cardiovascular Disease

Many U.S. adults consume more added sugar (added in processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices) than expert panels recommend for a healthy diet, and consumption of added sugar was associated with...
1/31/2014 1:00 PM EST

Effect of Lowering Blood Pressure on Risk for Cognitive Decline in Patients with Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study by Jeff D. Williamson, M.D., M.H.S., of...
1/31/2014 1:00 PM EST

Most Students Exposed to School-Based Food Commercialism

Most students in elementary, middle and high schools are exposed to food commercialism (including exclusive beverage contracts and the associated incentives, profits and advertising) at school, although there has been a decrease in beverage vending,...
1/10/2014 1:00 PM EST

Study Examines Probiotic Use in Preventing Gastrointestinal Disorders in Infants

Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio, M.D., of the Aldo Moro University of Bari,...
1/10/2014 1:00 PM EST

Study Examines Meditation Programs of Psychological Well-Being

Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues.
1/3/2014 11:30 AM EST

Children at Lower Risk for Peanut, Tree Nut Allergies if Moms Ate More Nuts While Pregnant

Children appear to be less at risk for developing peanut or tree nut (P/TN) allergies if their mothers are not allergic and ate more nuts during pregnancy, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication.
12/20/2013 5:45 PM EST

Increase in Consultations for Medicare Patients Before Cataract Surgery

Preoperative consultations before cataract surgery became more common for Medicare patients despite no clear guidelines about when to require such a service, hinting at unnecessary use of health care resources, according to a study published by JAMA...
12/20/2013 5:00 PM EST

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