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Household Disinfectants May Be Making Children Overweight

Household Disinfectants May Be Making Children Overweight

Infants living in households with disinfectants used at least weekly were twice as likely to have higher levels of the gut microbes Lachnospiraceae at age 3-4 months. According to Kozyrskyj, "Disinfectant products used very often, weekly or greater, did cause changes to the infants' gut bacteria". These babies were more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) and to be either overweight or obese by age 3, the study authors said . Consulte Mais Informação

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Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds

Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds

Instead, it actually increased participants' risk of "significant bleeding in the digestive tract, brain, or other sites that required transfusions or admission to the hospital", the Times reported . While there were 21.5 cases of death, dementia or disability per 1,000 patients each year in the aspirin group, the rate was 21.2 with placebo. This finding was surprising because nearly half of those extra deaths were due to cancer, including colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. Consulte Mais Informação

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Here is what's new about Apple Watch Series 4

Here is what's new about Apple Watch Series 4

The Watch Edition originally came in gold; the most recent version had a ceramic case. U.S. customers can now expect the watch to be delivered between October 5 and October 19. This is great news for Apple fans since smartwatch bands are quite expensive and having to buy a bunch of new ones so that they are compatible with Watch Series 4 would put a dent in anyone's wallets. Consulte Mais Informação

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Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

In contrast eco-friendly cleaning products didn't increase the likelihood of children becoming overweight. "We found that infants living in households with disinfectants being used at least weekly were twice as likely to have higher levels of the gut microbes Lachnospiraceae at age 3-4 months", comments Anita Kozyrskyj, Ph.D., a University of Alberta pediatrics professor, and principal investigator on the SyMBIOTA project, an investigation into how adjustment of the infant gut microbiome ... Consulte Mais Informação

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As injuries continue, doctors renew call for ban on infant walkers

As injuries continue, doctors renew call for ban on infant walkers

More than 90 percent of incidents involved head and neck injuries, while 74 percent were injured falling down the stairs while using an infant walker. In 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued additional safety standards. Jerri Rose, a pediatric emergency physician and professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, has treated babies who landed on their heads on concrete after flying down stairs in a walker , she told NPR. Consulte Mais Informação

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Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby, or low dose, aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a US-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers. The group with aspirin, however, did experience more bleeding. In the aspirin group, 448 people experienced cardiovascular events compared with 474 people in the placebo group. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mosquitoes across Jefferson County test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes across Jefferson County test positive for West Nile virus

Overall, 559 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been reported to CDC. A recent collection of adult mosquitos across five cities in Jefferson County tested positive for the West Nile virus. Clear standing water and any items from around homes that can be potential mosquito breeding-grounds, including small puddles, pools, planters, children's sandboxes, wagons or toys, underneath and around faucets, as well as plant saucers and pet bowls. Consulte Mais Informação

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SC sees first West Nile Virus death in 2018

SC sees first West Nile Virus death in 2018

Mosquitos from a trapping station tested positive for the potentially deadly virus August 29. In 2017, a total of 18 cases were reported in Arkansas, but in 2012 ADH reported that 64 were infected with the West Nile Virus . Environmentally-friendly larvicides are used to control the mosquito vector, Colby said. "Nevertheless, it is hard to know exactly how many cases there are, because 80 per cent of those that get infected with West Nile show no symptoms at all", he added. Consulte Mais Informação

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'Take my kidney!' and other amusing reactions to the new iPhones

'Take my kidney!' and other amusing reactions to the new iPhones

Like their predecessor, the iPhone X , the name is meant to be pronounced as the number 10. As a result, many have pointed out that it sounds much like "excess" and 'excess Max'. It's got the same basic design of the iPhone X and XS , with a large edge-to-edge screen . The high-end iPhone X is getting an upgrade and new size options: a 5.8-inch iPhone XS ($999) and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max ($1,099). Consulte Mais Informação

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Daily milk consumption linked to lower cardiovascular rates, mortality

Daily milk consumption linked to lower cardiovascular rates, mortality

Eating dairy daily - including full-fat products - was associated with lower risk of death or cardiovascular disease in the large multinational PURE cohort study. Among those who consumed only whole-fat dairy, higher intake (mean intake of 2.9 servings of whole fat dairy per day) was associated with lower rates of total mortality and major cardiovascular disease, compared to those who consumed less than 0.5 servings whole-fat dairy per day. Consulte Mais Informação

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Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes

Last year, the FDA announced that it would delay regulations that could have halted the sales of many e-cigarettes. "These five brands now comprise over 97 percent of the USA market for e-cigarettes", the FDA said. "While we remain committed to advancing policies that promote the potential of e-cigarettes to help adult smokers move away from combustible cigarettes, that work can't come at the expense of kids", Gottlieb explained. Consulte Mais Informação

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Prince William Gets Candid About His Own Mental Health Sturggles

Following his Heads Together campaign in partnership with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, the royal launches his new initiative to change the way United Kingdom employers look at mental health in the workplace. Mental Health at Work is one of the initiatives being driven by William as part of his ongoing work with Heads Together . The survey revealed only half of those who had experienced poor mental health had talked to their employer about the issue, suggesting as many ... Consulte Mais Informação

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FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

But the FDA said it is also investigating whether e-cigarette manufacturers have introduced new products after August 8, 2016, without premarket authorization. The FDA found top-selling brands were popular among minors . As part of that plan, Gottlieb has suggested some smokers could be directed toward alternative products that deliver nicotine without the carcinogens of cigarettes. Consulte Mais Informação

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Prince William shares his struggles as a first responder

Following his Heads Together campaign in partnership with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, the royal launches his new initiative to change the way United Kingdom employers look at mental health in the workplace. A recent poll by the Institute of Directors found less than one in five firms offered mental health training for managers. 25%: This is the year-on-year increase of the number of days taken off work because of mental health issues. Consulte Mais Informação

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