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2022

Chicken Cooked in NyQuil? Help Kids Steer Clear of Social Media 'Medicine Challenges'

Chicken Cooked in NyQuil? Help Kids Steer Clear of Social Media `Medicine Challenges`MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Misusing over-the-counter medications can have dangerous consequences, but recent social media trends encouraging this could be downright deadly for gullible teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.One concerning trend has been a challenge that encouraged people to cook chicken in NyQuil or other over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. It’s not appetizing, of course, and it can be very unsafe, the FDA warned. Boiling the medication can make it more concentrated and change its properties. Even if the person cooking the chicken wasn’t planning to eat the poultry, breathing in the vapors from the cooked medicine could cause high levels of drugs to enter the person’s body and might also trigger lung damage, the agency...

Declutter That Crib: 'Bare Is Best' for Baby's Safe Sleep

18 September 2022
Declutter That Crib: `Bare Is Best` for Baby`s Safe SleepSUNDAY, Sept. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- When putting baby to bed, skip the cozy comforters, stuffed animals and pillows.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says bare is best — just a sheet. And, it urges, always put baby down for a rest in products specifically designed for their sleep, including cribs, bassinets and play yards. “What is comfortable for the way adults sleep, isn’t safe for babies,” said CPSC chair Alex Hoehn-Saric. “Bare is best — a firm, flat surface in a crib, bassinet or play yard, without blankets, pillows or other items. If you are worried about your baby getting cold, use warm pajamas – not blankets.”The warning dovetails with Baby Safety Month (September). Most infant deaths related to nursery products happen in a cluttered...

Hormonal Breast Cancer Therapy May Work Differently,...

16 September 2022
Hormonal Breast Cancer Therapy May Work Differently, Depending on Patient`s RaceFRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For women with breast cancer, their race may help predict the success of hormone therapy given before surgery. In a new study, researchers found that Black women treated with hormone therapy before cancer surgery (so-called "neoadjuvant endocrine therapy") may be more likely to benefit from that treatment than white women are if they’re treated at an earlier stage. But they may be less likely to benefit than white women if treated at a later stage of disease.“Our findings suggest that neoadjuvant endocrine therapy alone may not be the best approach in Black women who present with more advanced tumors,” said Dr. Veronica Jones, an assistant professor in the division of breast surgery at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif.The research is being...

Abuse Early in Life May Mean Tougher Menopause Decades Later

15 September 2022
Abuse Early in Life May Mean Tougher Menopause Decades LaterTHURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It’s well-known that hot flashes, sleep disturbances and symptoms of depression are common issues during menopause. Yet not every woman experiences these symptoms at the same level of severity.A new study suggests that psychosocial stressors in childhood or early adulthood can exacerbate menopause symptoms almost two decades later. Such stressors include physical or sexual abuse, and even financial instability.“This study provides additional evidence to support the link between adversity earlier in life with worse menopause symptoms and poorer well-being in midlife women," said Dr. Stephanie Faubion, medical director for the North American Menopause Society. "Additional study is needed to better understand the effect of cumulative...

Walking, Sitting: What Works Best to Help Baby Stop Crying?

14 September 2022
Walking, Sitting: What Works Best to Help Baby Stop Crying?WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hands parents what seems like a miraculous gift: A simple, free technique that takes just 13 minutes to put wailing infants to sleep.Researchers in Japan found that walking around while carrying infants for five minutes calmed the newborns, while another eight minutes of sitting while holding the sleeping babies quietly made the transfer to a crib a smooth one. The team studied the calming process using a baby ECG machine and video cameras to compare changes in heart rate and behavior as 21 mothers performed some activities that are common for calming infants. These included carrying the babies, pushing them in a stroller, and holding them while sitting. The researchers were able to record detailed data from babies who were...
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