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World TB Day – Experts warned risk of an untreatable strain of tuberculosis (TB)

World TB Day – Experts warned risk of an untreatable strain of tuberculosis (TB)

Already, more than 30 percent of newly-diagnosed patients in parts of eastern Europe and central Asia have multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB, a form of the disease which does not respond to the two most potent drugs — isoniazid and rifampin. Disease experts called Sunday for decisive leadership and more research funding to fend off the […]

March 24, 2013 | By More
Fit Kids at lower risk of fractures when they grow older

Fit Kids at lower risk of fractures when they grow older

SUNDAY, March 24 “Exercise interventions in childhood may be associated with lower fracture risks as people age, due to the increase in peak bone mass that occurs in growing children who perform regular physical activity,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Bjorn Rosengren, of Skane University Hospital in Malmo, said in a news release. Physically active […]

March 24, 2013 | By More
FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation to improve the quality of lifesaving devices called automated external defibrillators

FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation to improve the quality of lifesaving devices called automated external defibrillators

Saturday, March 23 – Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable devices that deliver an electrical shock to the heart to try to restore normal heart rhythms during cardiac arrest. Although the FDA is not recalling AEDs, the agency said that it is concerned with the number of recalls and quality problems associated with them. To […]

March 23, 2013 | By More
Study: 14% of chronic childhood asthma may be caused by traffic pollution

Study: 14% of chronic childhood asthma may be caused by traffic pollution

As much as 14 percent of chronic childhood asthma may be caused by people living near busy roads and exposed to traffic pollution, a study in 10 European cities found Friday. They calculated proximity to busy roads, defined as carrying 10,000 vehicles per day. The study, released by the European Respiratory Journal, matched local health […]

March 22, 2013 | By More
Antibiotics are not helpful for the upper respiratory infections

Antibiotics are not helpful for the upper respiratory infections

‘This study is actually reassuring to both doctors and patients. What we said all along (is) that antibiotics are not helpful or not needed for the upper respiratory infections – I think this supports that,’ said Dr. Sharon Meropol, the study’s lead author, from Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Doctors need to give […]

March 22, 2013 | By More
Study: Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids with Autism

Study: Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids with Autism

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism may have a higher-than-average risk of contemplating or attempting suicide, a new study suggests. Researchers found that mothers of children with autism were much more likely than other moms to say their child had talked about […]

March 21, 2013 | By More
Study predict severe physical abuse had a prior history of minor injuries in babies

Study predict severe physical abuse had a prior history of minor injuries in babies

Previous studies had already found a link between minor injuries in babies too young to get around on their own and more serious abuses later on, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. But no study looked at the number of abused babies who had a history of bruises. Over a quarter […]

March 21, 2013 | By More
To avoid Knee surgery physical therapy is a reasonable option

To avoid Knee surgery physical therapy is a reasonable option

In the study, half of 351 participants aged over 45 suffering with meniscus tears or osteoarthritis were randomly selected to undergo knee arthroscopy with the other half getting several weeks of physical therapy. Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis, according to a […]

March 20, 2013 | By More
Study: sleep less than five hours can lead to weight gain

Study: sleep less than five hours can lead to weight gain

For years researchers have known that adults who sleep less than five or six hours a night are at higher risk of being overweight. Among children, sleeping less than 10 hours a night is associated with weight gain. Now a fascinating new study suggests that the link may be even more insidious than previously thought. […]

March 19, 2013 | By More
Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child’s bone

Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child’s bone

University of Bristol investigators in western England looked at vitamin D levels throughout the pregnancy of nearly 4,000 British women. They found no association between the mother’s vitamin D levels and the health of the children’s bones. Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child’s bone health, in contrast […]

March 19, 2013 | By More