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Archive for January, 2013

No Relation between PPHTN and Fetal Exposure


Date: January 31st, 2013

Understanding what PPHN is and how it startsThe fears that fetal NSAIDS exposure could be responsible for the cases of hypertension in newborns have at last been laid to rest. In a research carried out by Physician’s Briefing and published on their website on Dec 3 2012, it was proved that the aforementioned substances are not to blame. This was after an intense research performed on 377 women in a Boston Hospital whose children had PPHN. While the NSAIDs exposure has been given a clean bill of health, one would want to know more about this to understand what the research was all about.

DIPs for Children Is On the Rise


Date: January 29th, 2013

Diagnostic Imaging Procedures for children on The Rise – The Good and the Bad Side of ThisStatistics have indicated that many children in The US are undergoing DIPs (Diagnostic imaging procedures).

In fact, every year the number of children who undergo this is on the rise. So what is diagnostic imaging and what are its benefits? Is it good or is it bad? Diagnostic imaging refers to procedures that doctors use to look inside the body of children or adult patients. The doctor will use a variety of methods and machines to look inside the body.

Number of Babies Born In US Continues to Drop


Date: January 28th, 2013

2011 Recorded the Lowest Number of Births Since 1910In comparison to the baby boom year when the birth rate was high, equaling 122 babies for every 1000 women, the number fell in the year 2011, coming to almost half, meaning that it came to about 63 babies for every 1000 women. There have been dynamic changes in the birthrates in the US among all demographics but the most appalling thing is that among all the groups of women that have been studied in research, it has emerged that the birthrates for newborns keep dropping.

Cases Of Menengitis


Date: January 27th, 2013

Cdc: New Cases Of Meningitis In OutbreakNobody could ever have imagined that they would receive a life threatening condition from a vial of medication. The people who received vials of a steroid medication that had been prepared by the New England compounding center definitely didn’t expect this yet it is exactly what happened and with the death toll currently standing at 15 many people have been getting worried. The outbreak has so far been experienced in 14 states and there are already 205 cases that are being handled. The new cases came from the states of Florida, Indiana, New Hampshire and Tennessee.

Cases Of Dementia


Date: January 26th, 2013

Studies show exercise and coffee could help fight dementiaThe old saying that works without play makes Tom dull by could be coming back to media for further evaluations. Dementia is a condition mostly associated with seniors or most importantly people who have passed the ages of 60. However, in the recent times, it has been recorded that people at the ages of 40 years and above could also start experiencing this condition. Being tied in our offices all day would suggest that we may not have time to step outside and start exercising. For this reason, the condition could as well be on the doorstep.