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2023

Marijuana Edibles Are Sending Kids to the ER: Here's Tips to Keep Them Safe

Marijuana Edibles Are Sending Kids to the ER: Here`s Tips to Keep Them SafeMONDAY, Sept. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs and children don’t mix, so it’s important to keep little ones safe by storing any marijuana edibles out of reach from small hands.The New Jersey Poison Control Center is offering warnings that can apply anywhere, after aiding in the medical treatment of 30 children ranging from the ages of 1 to 12 who accidentally ate marijuana edibles in July."It is difficult for anyone, especially children, to tell an edible marijuana product from food when the product is almost identical to common everyday foods and drinks," said Dr. Diane Calello, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. “For this reason, it’s important to store marijuana products, especially edibles, the same...

When Parent Is in Prison, Kids' Heart Risks Rise

1 September 2023
When Parent Is in Prison, Kids` Heart Risks RiseFRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Along with having to deal with the social stigma of having a parent who is incarcerated, young adults in that situation may be more likely to develop signs of heart trouble, a new study finds.The health impacts of having a parent who spent time in jail have been understudied, the researchers noted."There was very little data on its association with cardiovascular risks,” said lead author Dr. Elizabeth Tung, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. “We set out to fill that gap in understanding."Her team analyzed data from over 9,600 young adults between the ages of 33 and 44 in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health.They found that 14.1% of all participants, but 21.4% of Black participants,...

For Preemie Babies, Preschool Plus Parenting Can Spell...

1 September 2023
For Preemie Babies, Preschool Plus Parenting Can Spell Academic SuccessFRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born three to six weeks early -- considered late preterm -- are at risk for learning problems, but they can be overcome, researchers say.Preschool attendance and sensitive parenting can help them bridge the gap academically, a new study shows. "Our findings highlight an opportunity for pediatric providers to offer prevention strategies to parents of late preterm infants to mitigate academic risk, and promote academic resilience through sensitive parenting," said lead author Dr. Prachi Shah, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.Low level of maternal education, prenatal tobacco use, twins/multiple gestation and male sex increased the risk for deficits in...

First-Time Dads Often Experience Dip in Relationship...

31 August 2023
First-Time Dads Often Experience Dip in Relationship SatisfactionTHURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Most fathers experience a decline in relationship satisfaction that can last for years after the baby is born, new research shows.“A good couple relationship during the transition to parenthood is important for parents' mental health, involvement in parenting and bonding, as well as child development,” said lead author Judith Mack, a research associate at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. "In the last decades, however, fathers have been neglected in research, even though they oftentimes play an equally important role in the family system as mothers. It is therefore crucial to shed light on their experiences," she said.For the study, published on Aug. 30 in PLOS ONE, the European researchers reviewed responses from German...

More American Men Now Opting for Vasectomy

31 August 2023
More American Men Now Opting for VasectomyTHURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Vasectomies are becoming more common in the United States, with rates surging by more than one-quarter during the past decade, a recent study reveals.The U.S. vasectomy rate increased by 26% between 2014 and 2021, according to an analysis of commercial health claims data.“All areas in the United States except the Northeast showed increased vasectomy rates,” said senior researcher Dr. Omer Raheem. He is an assistant professor of surgery-urology with the University of Chicago School of Medicine.Overall numbers remain low, with roughly 4% of men having undergone vasectomy, the researchers noted.But doctors expect the demand for vasectomy will continue to increase following the 2022 Supreme Court decision that abolished the national right to...
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