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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Children's HealthApr 30 10

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or crib death is a tragic event for any parent. SIDS is defined as sudden, unexplained death of an infant below one year of age. The cause of death can only be explained after a thorough medical investigation, which also includes autopsy and review of medical history, if any. SIDS is a leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. However, the peak age of SIDS is when the baby is between two to four months old. Most often, it occurs during sleep. More cases of SIDS are reported during winter season but SIDS can occur at any time of the year. Despite a lot of research, the causes behind Sudden Infant Death Syndrome remain unpredictable. A lack of answer to symptoms, causes, and treatment is what which makes SIDS so frightening. Below are some pointers, which will help you know more about SIDS.
SIDS Causes And Risks
Causes Of SIDS

  * According to research and evidence, it is suggested that some babies are born with brain abnormalities, which make them vulnerable to SIDS. A baby born with this abnormality might lack protective mechanism, which senses abnormal respiration and leads baby to wake up and take a breath.

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Weighing in on obesity : Alaina’s Story

Obesity • • Public HealthApr 30 10

Alaina Lopez is a healthy, confident 6th grader.  But a year-and-a half ago, it was a different story.

Alaina’s mother, Carrie, remembers a visit to the pediatrician’s office when Alaina shared what some students were saying about her.

“Alaina was having some issues at school with kids calling her fat.”

Alaina’s pediatrician referred her to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s weight management clinic.

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Rising Obesity Rates for Kids, Minorities

ObesityApr 30 10

Obesity rates for American adults have stabilized while the rate of childhood and minority obesity is rising, according to a new study published in the journal Medical Decision Making.

Using a novel simulation approach based on national data from 2000-2004 and validated against 2005-2006 data, the study examined future projections for the distribution of body mass index in the United States.

The research explored statistics for many categories of Americans based on gender, age and race, seeking to discover which overweight groups were the most likely to have stable, rising or lower rates of weight.

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Obesity May Raise Risk of Fibromyalgia

Arthritis • • ObesityApr 30 10

Overweight and obese women—especially those who do not exercise at all or exercise for less than an hour a week—are at higher risk for developing the widespread pain disorder fibromyalgia, according to new research in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

“Being overweight or obese was associated with an increased risk of fibromyalgia, especially among women who also reported low levels of leisure time physical exercise,” the researchers conclude. “Community-based measures aimed at reducing the incident of fibromyalgia should emphasize the importance of regular physical exercise and maintenance of normal body weight.”

Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and is marked by widespread pain and tender points along the body, extreme fatigue, sleep problems, depression, and problems with cognition, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. Other suspected risk factors for fibromyalgia include stressful or traumatic events such as an automobile accident, family history, or the presence of rheumatic diseases such as lupus.

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Does breastfeeding protect against asthma?

Allergies • • AsthmaApr 29 10

Sticking to a strict diet of mom’s milk during the first 4 months of life may reduce a child’s risk of developing asthma by their eighth birthday, according to a new study.

“Breast milk is the optimal food for infants during the first months of life,” lead researcher Dr. Inger Kull of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, told Reuters Health in an email. “But whether or not breastfeeding reduces the risk of asthma has been debated.”

Through her milk, a mother transfers “good” bacteria, antibodies and proteins that can help thwart infection. But the evidence for how breastfeeding might influence the later development of asthma remains confusing, with various studies suggesting protective, neutral and even detrimental effects.

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Prevent Alzheimer’s? No evidence you can: US panel

Neurology • • Public HealthApr 29 10

Fish oil, exercise and doing puzzles may all be good for the brain but there is no strong evidence that any of these can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, an expert panel concluded on Wednesday.

Nor can any other supplements, drugs or social interaction, the independent panel meeting at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington concluded.

The group of experts looked at the dozens of studies that have suggested ways to prevent Alzheimer’s - a devastating and incurable breakdown of the brain - and found none were strong enough to constitute proof.

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Diabetes and Cancer Linked – Biomedical Scientists

Cancer • • DiabetesApr 28 10

A team of biomedical scientists based have linked diabetes with cancer in women.

They suggest that female patients with type 2 diabetes have up to a 25 per cent increased risk of developing cancer than those without the condition, the Daily Mail reports.

According to NHS figures, around 2.3 million people have diabetes in the UK and there are at least half a million more who suffer from it and are not aware.

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Use and Costs of Diagnostic Imaging Increasing for Patients With Cancer

CancerApr 28 10

From 1999 through 2006 the use of diagnostic imaging for Medicare patients with cancer increased, with use of positron emission tomography (PET) increasing the most significantly, according to a study in the April 28 issue of JAMA. Imaging costs for these patients also increased, outpacing the rate of increase in total costs among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.

Cancer-related expenditures are expected to increase faster than any other area of health care. “Emerging technologies, changing diagnostic and treatment patterns, and changes in Medicare reimbursement are contributing to increasing use of imaging in cancer,” the authors write. “The types and costs of imaging, including costly new imaging modalities, among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer have not been examined previously.”

Michaela A. Dinan, B.S., of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, N.C., and colleagues examined changes in the use and costs of imaging and how these changes have influenced the cost of cancer care. The study included an analysis of a nationally representative 5 percent sample of claims from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. From 1999 through 2006, there were 100,954 new cases of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, leu¬kemia, lung cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and prostate cancer.

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Australia seeks plain packaging for tobacco products

Public Health • • Tobacco & MarijuanaApr 28 10

Australia will force tobacco companies to adopt plain packaging, removing all colour and branding logos within two years, in a world-first move aimed at reducing smoking-related deaths, government sources said.

Laws to be in force by January 2012 will prohibit tobacco companies from using any tobacco industry images and promotional text, as recommended by the World Health Organisation, the centre-left government will announce later on Wednesday.

The government believed the move, expected to be confirmed by Health Minister Nicola Roxon, would reduce the attractiveness of tobacco packaging and its potential to mislead particularly young people.

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Body’s own “heat messenger” offers new painkiller

PainApr 28 10

Researchers have discovered the body’s own “heat messenger,” which helps nerves feel pain, and said on Monday they hope to use it to design a new, safer class of painkillers.

They found heat activates basic fatty acids similar to capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, and found two potential ways to block the sensation.

“For the first time we have the opportunity to try to block pain at its source,” Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, who led the study, said in a telephone interview.

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Citing Obesity of Children, County Bans Fast-Food Toys

Children's Health • • ObesityApr 28 10

It was not a happy day for the Happy Meal.

In what it described as a blow against the fattening temptations of fast food, the board of supervisors in Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, voted Tuesday to ban the promotional toys that often accompany child-size portions of cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets if those meals don’t meet certain nutritional standards.

The criteria, which are based on federal standards and recommendations from the nonprofit Institute of Medicine, would apply to all fast-food restaurants giving away toys in meals in-tended for children. Ken Yeager, the board president, said the new law would level “the playing field by taking away the incentive to choose fatty, sugary foods over healthier options.”

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Campaigns do little to combat obesity

ObesityApr 28 10

When I was a teenager, I was walking down the street and a man hollered out of his car window, “When you wear red, people call you Kool-Aid!”

As amusing as it may be to compare a person to a man-sized pitcher of sugar water, at the time, I felt ugly.

I have always been “fat,” but I have never been unhealthy.

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Panic Attacks Anxiety Mood Disorders

Psychiatry / PsychologyApr 27 10

A panic attack is usually an overpowering fear which occurs for no clear reason. Most people may have one episode or perhaps a couple in their whole lives other people can experience anxiety attacks on an ongoing basis. However frequently they occur they can be alarming plus the actual physical symptoms overwhelming and people have been known to telephone emergency medical services when the very first anxiety attack happens.

The signs and symptoms could seem like a heart attack or other life-threatening emergency with sweating excessively, prickling or pins and needles, along with other symptoms present. One of the toughest things about a panic attack is the fear of having to deal with another anxiety attack.

Previously, anxiety attacks were considered a ‘nervous’ dysfunction or simply stress but now repeated panic attacks are referred to as a medical condition called panic disorder. This is actually an inappropriate flight or fight response.

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Study Examines Costs of Neuropathic Pain

PainApr 27 10

Constantly rising U.S. health care costs could be reduced significantly by preventing and treating neuropathic pain conditions associated with diabetes and herpes zoster virus infections, according to research published in The Journal of Pain, the peer review publication of the American Pain Society, http://www.ampainsoc.org and jpain.org.

Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Arizona examined databases of medical and pharmacy claims at major national health plans covering some 75 million lives. The objective of the study was to estimate and compare health care costs of two peripheral neuropathic pain conditions, post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). PHN causes pain following rash healing in herpes zoster, which infects 1 million people in the U.S. every year.

DPN is a painful neuropathy estimated to affect up to 47 percent of diabetes patients. According to one study, some 5 million Americans are afflicted with neuropathic pain conditions, of which PHN and DPN are the most common.

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Anemia Tougher to Tackle in Black Children with Kidney Disease

Children's Health • • Anemia • • Urine ProblemsApr 27 10

Black children with chronic kidney disease have more severe anemia than white children even when they receive the same treatment, according to a multicenter study led by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to be published in the May issue of the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

The findings suggest that inherent biological differences, rather than access to care and treatment, may be at play, raising the question whether current guidelines for anemia treatment should be tailored to reflect race, investigators say.

Anemia, marked by abnormally low levels of red blood cells, is a key indicator of disease status. It is diagnosed by measuring levels of the protein hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in and out of red blood cells.

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