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Helmets not helpful for treating flat skulls of infants, new study suggests – Tech Times

So are corrective or orthotic helmets a boon or a bane? Study researchers from the Netherlands say it isn’t that helpful at all, given the high costs and side effects reported. Read what they have to say. (Photo : Joe Nicora) Parents have always received advices from well-meaning family […]

Tough Mudder Racers Caught Stomach Bug After Ingesting Muddy Water – TIME

A competitor falls into muddy water during Toughmudder at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on March 22, 2014 in Phillip Island, Australia. Quinn Rooney—Getty Images In a new CDC report, researchers say that multiple cases of fever, vomiting and explosive diarrhea were likely the result of C.Coli infections that victims picked up while traversing a […]

Mers outbreak: Q & A – Telegraph.co.uk

Workers wear mouth and nose masks while on duty during a football match in Riyadh following reports of MERS cases In addition, most of those infected in Saudi Arabia have been staff or patients at hospitals that have been treating the sick. This suggests that disease control in those hospitals was not adequate, and the […]

Parents still placing babies on their stomach to sleep, despite warnings – TheCelebrityCafe.com

New research has shown that parents are still placing their children on their stomachs or sides for sleep even though placing babies on their backs has been shown to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The government, along with advocacy groups and the American Academy of Pediatrics have all urged parents to […]

1 in 4 Ivy League College Students Uses ADHD Drugs to Earn Better Grades – Headlines & Global News

1 in 4 Ivy League College Students Uses ADHD Drugs to Earn Better Grades – Headlines & Global News

1 in 4 Ivy League College Students Uses ADHD Drugs to Earn Better Grades By Julie S | May 03, 2014 12:01 PM EDT A new study revealed that one in four college students from Ivy League campuses admitted to relying on ADHD […]

Vicious virus spreading quickly in Caribbean – The Seattle Times

Vicious virus spreading quickly in Caribbean – The Seattle Times

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A recently arrived mosquito-borne virus that causes an abrupt onset of high fever and intense joint pain is rapidly gaining a foothold in many spots of the Caribbean, health experts say. There are currently more than 4,000 confirmed cases of the fast-spreading chikungunya virus in the Caribbean, most of them in the […]

Social media raises fear of teen suicide contagion – USA TODAY

Social media raises fear of teen suicide contagion – USA TODAY

Messages posted on social media have been known to thwart some suicides as adults and others intervene, but some experts say such public messages also may prompt other youths to consider taking their own lives.(Photo: Getty Images 2012 file phot) INDIANAPOLIS — Zionsville Community Schools Superintendent Scott Robison warned parents Monday that several students had […]

My Baby’s Head Is Flat! Study: Expensive Helmet Likely Won’t Help – WBUR

My Baby’s Head Is Flat! Study: Expensive Helmet Likely Won’t Help – WBUR

My Baby’s Head Is Flat! Study: Expensive Helmet Likely Won’t Help FILED UNDER: infants, pediatrics E-mail Twitter (6) facebook (15) Miles, a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital, wearing his corrective helmet (Photo: Katherine C. Cohen/BCH) When my son was an infant, we followed […]

Here’s What You’ll Probably Die Of, According to the CDC – Health.com

Here’s What You’ll Probably Die Of, According to the CDC – Health.com

  By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People in the southeastern United States have a much greater risk of dying early from any of the nation’s five leading causes of death, federal health officials reported Thursday. Those living in eight southern states — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, […]

Maternal mortality rates up in the US – UPI.com

SEATTLE, May 2 (UPI) — The United States is one of just eight countries where maternal mortality rates have risen over the past decade. According to the report, released yesterday by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the number of women who die during — or as a result of — childbirth has risen nearly […]