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Why So Many Babies Are Born Addicted


Date: November 20th, 2016

The study done by researchers from the University of Michigan and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found out the rates of children being born addicted to opiate-based painkillers such as morphine or heroin has increased. The study noted that Florida is much worse with some people already referring to the state as the home of “Oxy-Express.”

Sick children live with medication error threat


Date: November 18th, 2016

Jamie Harris, a former nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital, says that some of the things that always occupied her thoughts included medication error. She says that most of her young patients depended on potent drugs. Upon being discharged, they would be left at the hands of their parents to handle everything pertaining to their health.

The time for giving a dose, the quantity of the dosage needed, and the tools to be used in administering the drug are some of the things the parents have to do. That is quite a challenge, especially for parents with tight schedules and gets back home exhausted. The most dangerous part arises when the drug turns lethal, when administered incorrectly.

Peanuts May Cut Kids’ Allergy Risk


Date: November 16th, 2016

When it comes to eggs, letting the babies enjoy a teaspoon at the age of 4 or 6 months indicates a reduction in allergy levels by 46 percent. This is suggested to be better than waiting for to do so later on in their lives. With peanuts, infants tasting it at 4 months to 11 months were linked with a 71 percent reduction in the development of allergies.

Dr. Robert Boyle said that the suggestion posted by these findings is that eggs and peanut should be among the first foods a baby encounters. He is from Imperial College London where he works as a pediatric allergy researcher. He did not shy away from adding that most doctors wouldn’t recommend this.

Tourettes syndrome and other tic disorders of childhood


Date: November 14th, 2016

How the study was done

For the researchers to conduct the study, they brought on board data of more than 73,000 Denmark births. They analyzed this data and found out that the possibility of children whose mothers smoked 10 or more cigarettes during pregnancy stood a higher chance of developing a chronic tic disorder. Their risk was calculated to be 66 percent.

Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction


Date: November 12th, 2016

The study consisted of two groups: 98 young people who did not have bipolar disorder – the control group and another one o 105 young people with Bipolar disorder. The average age of the participants who enrolled for the study was 14 at the time of enrollment. Bipolar disorder is a condition that leads to significant shift in the patient’s mood, energy, activity levels and in the process impedes one’s ability to conduct everyday duties.

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