Richmond, Calif. is the latest front line of the battle over taxes on sugary drinks; Europeans are skimping on dental care because of their economic problems; A new summary may help consumers choosing health plans; A study found benefits for adolescents who lived in states with healthy-food requirements...
Also: A study shows a miniature heart pump helps children stay alive while they wait for a donor organ; a small study appears to show a TB vaccine can help Type 1 diabetes; and 113 cases of swine flu are reported in Indiana.
Thu, Aug 9 2012
Filed under: Filed under: Swine Flu, diabetes, FDA, Pediatrics, Drugs, Pregnancy, Heart Disease, Vaccines, Medical devices, Stents
Here's what's making health news this morning: Batteries Shown to Pose Risk for Kids (WSJ): ER visits by kids who've ingested batteries are rising, and of particular concern are little round "button" batteries found in many watches and other small devices, which can cause severe...
Here's what's making health news this morning: Are You Mom Enough? (Time): Featuring a provocative cover photo of a mother breast-feeding her three-year-old child, the magazine explores attachment parenting. Its three main tenets are extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping and baby wearing, in...
How do those schedules for giving children all their recommended vaccines get made?
Also: CVS medication error; conflict over placenta; snoring and child behavior.
No adverse events associated with the problem have been reported, the company says.
Also: a tentative agreement on a "doc fix"; doctors refusing patients who won't vaccinate; Medicare paying more for artificial feet.
The program might need to be made more intense, perhaps by adding an online or social media component or focusing more on counting calories.
Also: contraception-coverage controversy persists; calorie consumption and memory loss.
A study published in Pediatrics finds that booster-seat use isn't as consistent in a carpool situation.
Also: measuring blood pressure in both arms; new leadership at the Global Fund; booster seats and carpooling.
Also: Debate on necessity of avian-flu research; "version 5010" coming to health insurers and providers; "toxic stress" and its effects on kids.
Also: funding to study ailments in Gulf War veterans; Pharmasset stops using a hepatitis C drug candidate in a trial; non-traffic arrests before age 23.
In the U.S., there are some 4,000 cases of heart failure annually in those 18 and younger, compared to about 500,000 adults.