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2021

Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their Veggies

Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their VeggiesMONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Give kids just a little more time if you want them to eat better.New research suggests that longer school lunch breaks could boost their intake of fruits and veggies."It makes sense that you might eat the part of the meal you look forward to first, and if there's enough time left you might go towards the other parts," said study author Melissa Pflugh Prescott, assistant professor of school/childhood foods and nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. "But if there's not enough time those items suffer, and they tend to be fruits and vegetables."Her team observed food choices of 38 elementary- and middle school-aged kids at a summer camp on the university campus. At lunch, they went through a cafeteria line to select meals...

Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl...

26 July 2021
Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain PatchesMONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children's lives at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.Fentanyl is a powerful opioid pain reliever; so powerful that fentanyl patches are typically only prescribed to patients who require round-the-clock, long-term pain relief, such as cancer patients. They're generally replaced every three days.Kids can overdose on new or used fentanyl patches by putting them in their mouth or on their skin. This drug can slow breathing and decrease levels of oxygen in a child's blood, potentially causing death.The FDA is calling on parents and caregivers to make sure these patches are stored, used and disposed of properly. The agency offers these tips:Keep fentanyl patches and other drugs...

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New...

23 July 2021
Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer`s DrugFRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The controversial new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they should take the medication.Many doctors believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "moved the goalposts" to approve Aduhelm (aducanumab) in early June, and they aren't inclined to recommend its use, said Dr. Ken Lin, a family physician with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C."I think a lot of primary care physicians are going to be reluctant to prescribe or to refer patients to have this prescribed, because I don't think we believe the quality of the data is there yet," Lin said in a HealthDay Now...

Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming Soon

22 July 2021
Biden Says Full Approval for COVID Vaccines Coming SoonTHURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- As he urged Americans who are still hesitant to get vaccinated, President Joe Biden told an Ohio town hall on Wednesday night that he expected the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon give final approval to COVID-19 vaccines.At the moment, all three vaccines being used in this country have only emergency use approval. But many medical professionals have pushed for the final approval, saying it could help ease people's concerns and boost vaccination rates."My expectation talking to the group of scientists we put together, over 20 of them plus others in the field, is that sometime, maybe in the beginning of the school year, at the end of August, beginning of September, October, they'll get a final approval" for the vaccines, Biden...

Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

22 July 2021
Muffins Recalled for Possible Listeria ContaminationTHURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Possible listeria contamination has triggered the nationwide recall of more than two dozen muffin products made by Give and Go Prepared Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.The recalled products were sold across the country and include a variety of Uncle Wally's twin muffins, The Worthy Crumb large muffins, Stop n Shop mini muffins, 7-Eleven Selects muffins, Freshness Guaranteed mini muffins, Great Value snack muffins, Marketside muffins, and The Worthy Crumb Oreo mini muffins.The company said it hasn't received any reports of illness associated with the recalled products.For more information about the recall, including a full list of the recalled products, consumers can contact Give and Go Prepared Foods at...
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