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Half-strength apple juice can help some kids get through stomach flu
2 May 2016 at 1:27pm
By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When little kids have the stomach flu and need to drink fluids, half-strength apple juice ? and whatever fluid the child prefers - can be as effective as expensive electrolyte solutions, researchers say. The treatment of stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, usually focuses on replacing fluids lost through diarrhea or vomiting, but the electrolyte solutions are relatively expensive and kids often don't like the way they taste. ?In many high-income countries, the use of dilute apple juice and preferred fluids may be an appropriate alternative to electrolyte maintenance solution use in children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration,? Dr. Steven D. Freedman from University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada told Reuters Health by email.
More Children Are Suffering Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Playground, Study...
2 May 2016 at 1:25pm
Researchers found that children are increasingly being diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after a run-in with playground equipment. Researchers from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control looked at injury rates for kids under 14 from 2005 to 2013 and determined that there was a significant increase in children going to the emergency room for traumatic brain injuries. Boys accounted for 58.6 percent of the TBIs identified while 50.6 percent of children between the ages of five and nine had injuries, according to a study published today in the Pediatrics Medical Journal.
Why Does Louisville Have One of the Shortest Lifespans in the Nation? Junk Sc...
2 May 2016 at 1:10pm
What's it like to live in Louisville, Kentucky with one of the shortest lifespans in the U.S.? This fact may be unknown to most but it is frightening those whose lives are needlessly cut short. Longevity and the number of years of healthy life here in the state of Kentucky, the city of Louisville, and particularly neighborhoods like West...
Drink Flint water? White House does not know if Obama will
2 May 2016 at 12:56pm
The White House said it does not know whether President Barack Obama will drink filtered city water when he visits Flint, Michigan on Wednesday for the first time since a drinking water crisis began there. Flint, a city of 100,000 mostly poor African Americans, was under the control of a state manager when, to save money, it switched its water supply in 2014 from Detroit's system to the Flint River. Flint switched back to Detroit's system in October.
U.S. top court rejects POM Wonderful appeal over ads
2 May 2016 at 12:12pm
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Businesses better have good evidence to back up claims of health benefits from their products, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to FTC findings that the juice maker's advertising was misleading. The Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling that largely upheld the regulatory agency's determination about the pomegranate juice maker's advertising claims that its products fight ailments such as heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. "The outcome of this case makes clear that companies like POM making serious health claims about food and nutritional supplement products must have rigorous scientific evidence to back them up," FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement.
16 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away
2 May 2016 at 12:07pm
The abs are, unfortunately, some of the hardest muscles to tone in the body. The midsection is the first place most people, particularly women, store weight. It's just the way the body works.Click Here to see the Complete List of Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away"People think targeting just the abs and doing thousands of crunches will...
How to Share Your Story for Mental Health Month
2 May 2016 at 12:01pm
"The world's favorite season is the spring.All things seem possible in May."- Edwin Way TealeMay is a time for Spring, Flowers, Memorial Day Cookouts, and most importantly...May is Mental Health MonthMay is time to share our triumphs, our struggles, our compassion, and our fight to end stigma together.How will you take care of YOU this...
Yoga may help relieve asthma symptoms
2 May 2016 at 11:42am
By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) ? Yoga seems to provide small improvements in symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, according to a new review. The practice of yoga includes breathing exercises, postures (called asanas), and meditation. Yoga has been proposed as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including asthma, but scientific studies have shown inconsistent results.
Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence
2 May 2016 at 10:48am
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) ? A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010.
Psychotherapy video chats may help with ?chemo brain?
2 May 2016 at 10:05am
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) ? Memory problems that plague cancer survivors after chemotherapy can sometimes be improved with a type of psychotherapy delivered by video chat, a new study suggests. ?We don?t really know the prevalence, but maybe 40 to 50 percent of individuals (treated with chemotherapy) have long-term mild memory problems with verbal memory, recall of conversations, what one read,? said lead author Robert Ferguson of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. ?Remembering where you parked your car or what was said in a meeting, these daily routine tasks are where failures occur,? said Ferguson, who conducted the research while at the Eastern Maine Medical Center and Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Bangor, Maine.
Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age
2 May 2016 at 9:26am
CHICAGO (AP) ? Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.
For Evil to Prevail
2 May 2016 at 8:38am
I can't tell if Edmund Burke and I would agree or disagree about most things; the politics and issues of his day were so different from our own, I'm not sure what kind of political animal he would be branded today. In his day, he was labeled a staunch conservative. I imbibed what may be his signature contention early, and fully, even so, and...
Faulty breast implant company founder faces jail in France
2 May 2016 at 7:55am
Aix-en-Provence (France) (AFP) - A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence for the founder of PIP, the manufacturer of defective breast implants that caused a health scare across Europe and South America. The court in the southern city of Aix-en-Provence confirmed the fraud convictions against Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) founder Jean-Claude Mas, 76. The court also upheld the 2013 trial's order that Mas pay 75,000 euros ($86,000) and be banned for life from working in medical services or running a company.
China to investigate Baidu over student's death, shares dive
2 May 2016 at 7:36am
China's Internet regulator said on Monday it will send a team to investigate Baidu Inc over the death of a university student who used the Chinese search engine to look for treatment for his cancer. Wei Zexi, 21, died last month of a rare form of cancer. Before dying, Wei accused Baidu online of promoting false medical information, as well as the hospital for misleading advertising in claiming a high success rate for the treatment, state radio said.
Battle of the Health Data Ecosystems
2 May 2016 at 7:01am
With the announcement that Finland-based Nokia acquired France-HQ'd Withings in late April 2016, the tipping point for a new era of health data ecosystems began.This deal, described by Ramzi Haidamus of Nokia Technologies as more of a "reverse takeover," is part of the growing health/care Internet-of-things, where our health and medical...