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How to Keep Your Toddlers Safe from Overdosing


Date: May 26th, 2017

A recent Canadian study has shown that mothers who take opioids prescriptions put their kids at risk of overdosing more than the mothers who don’t use them and instead opt for another class of self-prescribed painkillers. The papers explain the danger of keeping the opioids within the reach of the children. Such painkillers include oxycodone, codeine and methadone.

A co-author of the study Dr. David Juurlink who also heads Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto says that the drugs are very common in most households in North America, to the extent that the users don’t consider how dangerous they are to their kids. They can store the drugs carelessly in areas where the children can find them with ease.

Early Prediction of Autism Is Now Possible


Date: May 24th, 2017

Researchers have made a breakthrough that will help doctors predict the fate of infants who show specific changes in their brains. A child will therefore be able to receive the right diagnosis concerning the chances of developing autism. The growth of the brain will be monitored for the first two years, and an abnormal or overgrowth will help the doctors to make the right predictions.

Digestive Disorder In Children Indicates Lack Of Vitamin D


Date: May 22nd, 2017

Is irritable bowel syndrome and lack of enough vitamin D in the body related? Well, it seems so, at least that is what a new study by UMass – University of Massachusetts Medical School shows. As a result, Dr. Benjamin Nwosu, who is also a leading author and the associate professor of paediatrics at UMass said that Vitamin D should be supplemented in the diet of the patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. This study was published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal.

The February 7 Vaccine Letter to the US President


Date: May 20th, 2017

Championing For the Place of Vaccines in Society

Over 300 organizations, including AAFP, want the US government to increase public awareness about the importance of vaccines in preventing diseases. Going by the old adage that prevention is better than cure, the place of vaccines in healthcare needs to be more firmly established.

Losing Weight Months after Surgery Is Good


Date: May 18th, 2017

Life after Bariatric Surgery 

When a patient cuts weight 6 months after bariatric surgery, it is possible to achieve balance in blood sugar levels in two years. In fact, studies have shown that undergoing bariatric surgery works way much better in reversing type 2 diabetes, even than taking medication. While it may have to combined with other factors like an improved lifestyle, medication and exercises, bariatric surgery works. It is one of the ways in which patients can go off medication for diabetes type 2.

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