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2023

5.4 Million Baby Sleepers Recalled After More Than 115 Infant Deaths

5.4 Million Baby Sleepers Recalled After More Than 115 Infant DeathsTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Two companies are issuing new recalls on Monday for millions of previously recalled rocking sleepers for infants, with about 115 infant deaths possibly linked to use of the sleepers so far reported.With both products, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, infants have rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, in addition to possibly other circumstances linked to death. Parents or caregivers should stop using both brands of sleepers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.Fisher-Price said Monday it is now recalling 4.7 million of its Rock 'n Play sleepers; its initial recall was made on April 12, 2019. At that time, 30 incidents where babies had died had been reported with...

Just 4% of Men Who Apply as Sperm Donors Are Accepted

10 January 2023
Just 4% of Men Who Apply as Sperm Donors Are AcceptedTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm donation is apparently a grueling and exacting process through which not many men emerge.Fewer than four out of every 100 men who apply to be sperm donors actually wind up providing a sample that’s used in fertility treatment, a new study reports.The rest either give up or wash out, according to findings reported Jan. 9 in the journal Human Reproduction.For the study, researchers tracked the outcomes of more than 11,700 Danish and American men who applied to be donors to Cryos International, one of the world’s largest sperm banks.“The study with Cryos highlights how hard it is to become a sperm donor,” said lead researcher Allan Pacey, head of oncology and metabolism with the University of Sheffield in the UK. “It’s not like...

Sleep Key to Good Mental Health for Older Women

9 January 2023
Sleep Key to Good Mental Health for Older WomenMONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who don’t stick to a set sleep and wake schedule may be more likely to struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety — even if they get a normal amount of zzzs.What’s more, a postmenopausal woman who goes to bed very early and wakes up very early (an “early bird”) or goes to bed late and wakes up later (a “night owl”) is 70% more likely to experience significant depressive symptoms — even with a normal amount of sleep, a new study suggests.The study wasn’t designed to say whether sleep is the chicken, the egg, or both when it comes to mood. “It could definitely be the case that the women in our study who had depressive symptoms had a different type of sleep schedule because they were depressed, or that their...

Almost 700,000 Rocking Sleepers Recalled After 15 Babies Die

9 January 2023
Almost 700,000 Rocking Sleepers Recalled After 15 Babies DieMONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Following the deaths of 15 infants, families are advised to immediately stop using all models of Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, according to a second recall notice.Four of those 15 babies died after the first recall notice, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported. The company is recalling 694,000 Rocking Sleepers. Parents can contact the Kids2 company for a refund.The CPSC says the deaths occurred after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. However, in some of the reports, Kids2 has been unable to confirm exactly what happened or that the product was a Rocking Sleeper, according to the company.The original recall was announced in April 2019. This new...

Exercise, Sports: A Natural Antidepressant for Teens

6 January 2023
Exercise, Sports: A Natural Antidepressant for TeensFRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- An antidote to teenage depression might be found in school gymnasiums and on sports fields, a major new review argues.Supervised exercise programs are associated with significant reductions in symptoms of depression among children and teenagers, according to the analysis of data from 21 studies involving more than 2,400 kids.“This is the first time that we've been able to put enough studies together so that we can make a pretty good conclusion to answer the question, 'Is physical activity and exercise good for children with depressive symptoms?'” said co-study author Walter Thompson, a retired professor of exercise physiology with Georgia State University in Atlanta. “The answer is overwhelmingly yes.”Further, the data indicate a...
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