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Article ID: 2187

"Tarzan Swings" Serious Injury to Children

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Parents might want to think twice before letting their children swing on a single rope or vine in their backyards, according to a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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12-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2186

American Girls Begin Puberty at Younger Ages

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American girls are showing signs of puberty sooner than expected, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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12-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2185

Ban Advertising of Tobacco Products

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

To protect children from the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls for stricter government regulation of tobacco advertising and recommends measures aimed at creating smoke-free environments for our children.

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12-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2184

Kidney Defects Linked to Alcohol During Pregnancy

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol during their first trimester of pregnancy may increase their risk of giving birth to an infant with rare kidney defects, according to a recent study published on Pediatrics electronic pages, the electronic journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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12-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2183

More Preschoolers Overweight

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

In the past 20 years, more 4- and 5-year-olds have become overweight, especially girls, says the first national study of overweight preschoolers.

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11-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2182

Hypertension Shouldn't Limit Young Athletes

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Most young athletes with high blood pressure shouldnt be restricted from competitive sports, but they need to be monitored closely, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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11-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2181

Breastfeeding Popular Again

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Breastfeeding has increased dramatically, with a sharp rise among women enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program, according to a study published on Pediatrics electronic pages, the electronic journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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11-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2176

Stroke and Heart Disease Risk and Sleeping Habits

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Individuals who sleep more than eight hours a night or take daytime naps are 50 percent more likely to suffer a stroke or develop heart disease, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Academy of Neurology's scientific journal, Neurology.

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11-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2175

Cladribine Lowers White Blood Cell Counts in MS

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Cladribine, a chemotherapy drug, drastically lowered counts of a kind of white blood cell (known as a lymphocyte) in patients with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis, according to a study presented during the American Academy of Neurology's 49th Annual Meeting April 12-19 in Boston. EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 7:30 AM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1997

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11-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2170

GAO Condemns DoD "Prescribing Psychologists"

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

An independent Government Accounting Office report condemning the Department of Defense program to train psychologists to prescribe medication reinforces the American Psychiatric Association's long-standing opposition to the program.

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10-Apr-1997 12:00 AM EDT

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