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FDA announces Product Safety Recall for MOTRIN Infant Drops

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 03:39:32 +0000

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Best Syndication News - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that McNeil Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled certain lots of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor. About 200,000 bottles are involved in the recall, but only three lots of the ½ fluid ounce bottles are involved.

The recall was announced when the company discovered 1 mm sized plastic particles in a different product lot that was being manufactured and has not been shipped. McNeil believes that the plastic pieces came from a third party supplier of ibuprofen, which is an ingredient used to make their product. Out of extreme safety measures, McNeil Consumer Healthcare has decided to recall three lots of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor ½ fluid ounce sized bottles, because these lots also used the same batch of ibuprofen.

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Consuming Less Added Sugar reduces Body Weight Slightly

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:40:45 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Reducing sugar intake may slightly lower body weight, according to a new study,. The researchers found sugar intake reductions helped reduce body weight by an average of 1.76 pounds. The study results were published online at bmj.com.

Previous research suggested that an excessive intake of sugar is related to obesity. One common finding: people who drank sugar-sweetened beverages were at an increased risk for becoming obese. However, the authors noted that some studies could not establish a significant link between sugared beverages and obesity.

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Bugaboo Stroller recall announced for Carry Handle Replacement

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:50:21 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers are being recalled because the carrying handle could fail. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada have announced the voluntary recall of around 46,300 strollers in the U.S. and 4,440 in Canada.

The importer, Bugaboo Americas, announced the recall after receiving 58 reports that the carrying handle detaching unexpectedly. No injuries were reported to the company.

A button in the handle could break loose posing a choking hazard and the handle could detach unexpectedly causing the child to fall. Replacing the carrying handle is expected to prevent potential choking hazards and fall dangers. Bugaboo International B.V., located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the manufacturer of the Bugaboo strollers.

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Fisher-Price Recall announced for Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:11:54 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall, on behalf of Fisher-Price Inc., of around 800,000 Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers do to possible mold exposure. Consumers who have an infant sleeper involved in the recall that has mold should stop using the unit. The recall does not include current units that are on store shelves.

The recalled infant sleepers were sold at mass merchandise retail stores nationally and online since September 2009. They retailed between $50 and $85. Additionally, only the products that have mold are being recalled. The Rock ‘N Play sleepers came in 14 different patterns and colors and were designed for babies weighing up to 25 pounds. A metal rocking frame suspends the soft plastic seat. A fabric cover is removable.

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Moms with Vitamin D deficiency had Lower Birth Weight Newborns

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 02:00:28 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Women who had deficient levels of vitamin D early on during their pregnancy were at an increased risk for having a baby with a lower birth weight. The study results will be reported in the January print edition and online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and was conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburg Graduate School Of Public Health. Lead author, Alison Gernand, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., post-doctoral associate in Pitt Public Health's Department of Epidemiology, explained that being deficient in vitamin D during the first trimester put the fetus at twice the risk of restricted growth during the pregnancy.

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City Versa Strollers recall announced for Collapsing Frame

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 03:51:27 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A voluntary recall was announced for Baby Jogger City Versa strollers because they could fail to lock correctly causing the frame to collapse when being used. Baby Jogger will be offering a free replacement frame to remedy this problem. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Health Canada made the recall announcement today.

The recall was publicized after the manufacturer received six reports of the stroller frame not locking correctly while being used. The reports did not involve any personal injuries.

The recall involves around 8,400 strollers in the United States and about 2,200 strollers in Canada. The recalled City Versa baby strollers were sold at buybuy Baby and other juvenile retail stores across North America. The strollers were also sold on buybuybaby.com, albeebaby.com, diapers.com, and other online stores. The recalled strollers were sold between July 2012 and October 2012 at a retail price around $450.

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CPSC sues Nap Nanny Infant Recliner Manufacturer

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 04:45:09 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a decision to file an administrative complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, which is the manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners.

The CPSC decided to take action because the agency was made aware of four infants who died when using the Nap Nanny Generation Two recliners. They also said one infant death was associated with the Chill model. Additionally, the CPSC has received over 70 other reports of infants almost falling out of the recliners.

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Childhood Obesity risk factor can be calculated at Birth

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:16:53 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers have devised a method to calculate a baby’s chance of becoming obese during childhood. The risk factor is determined by the baby’s birth weight, the parent’s body mass index (BMI), how many people live in the household, the mother’s professional status, and if she smoked during pregnancy. The study was published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

The researchers developed this method to identify risk factors by analyzing information from 4,000 children in Finland that were followed starting in 1986. First, the researchers tried to determine genetic profiles that could predict obesity, but that failed to work. Then they looked at non-genetic information that was collected at the time of birth. The formula they finally developed worked in the Finnish cohort. So they tested the calculations using information collected in the US and Italy. With that data they were able to predict childhood obesity from the risk factors.

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Mothers perceive Food and Chef more positively when Vegetables are served

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:14:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - While every mother knows that kids may complain about the vegetables on the plate, a study found that some mothers perceive vegetables as a better meal served by a more caring and loving person. Maybe over time, children too, will look forward to eating green beans and broccoli. The study involved interviewing 500 mothers in the United States to find out what they thought of meals served with vegetables and the people who prepared them.

The lead author, Brian Wansink, PhD, the John Dyson Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at Cornell University, explained that only 23 percent of American dinners come with vegetables served with the main course.

Most people are aware of the health benefits of eating vegetables. However, if the preparer knew that their food was perceived as more desirable and the preparer was thought of as being more loving and caring, would they serve more meals with vegetables?

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Childhood Psoriasis associated with increased risk for being Overweight and Obese

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:22:57 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Children who have psoriasis are at an increased risk for being overweight or obese, according to a new study. The research findings were published in the JAMA Network publication, Online First by Archives of Dermatology.

The study authors explain that previous research suggested that adults with psoriasis are at an increased risk for obesity, heart attacks, strokes, and type-2 diabetes. Other recent investigations suggested that there was a relationship between children with psoriasis and obesity.

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Teenagers need exercise to build Strong Bones

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:47:52 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Sedentary teenagers are at an increased risk for low bone-mineral density and developing osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study published in PubMed.

Researchers studied both adolescent boys and girls and found that different sedentary activities put them at the greatest risk for thin bones. Studying put girls at the greatest risk for low bone density, while boys were at the greatest risk because of leisure Internet use. Girls bone density could be improved by participating in a minimum of three hours of sports, such as football, basketball, netball, or running.

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Vitamin C Deficiency in Pregnant Mothers may affect Baby’s Brain Development

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:17:44 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Vitamin C deficiency in expecting mothers can cause brain damage for the developing baby, according to a study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Giving the baby vitamin-C supplements after birth did not reverse the brain damage. The results were published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Around 10 to 20 percent of all adults are estimated to have some level of vitamin-C deficiency. This study demonstrates the importance of women taking doctor-recommended vitamin supplements during pregnancy.

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Trends in California Health Insurance Coverage

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:13:46 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A new report from the California HealthCare Foundation found that one out of every 10 children was uninsured; over 1.1 million children in California were uninsured in 2011. The proportion of uninsured children is higher that the nation’s rate. The report came from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and Diringer and Associates.

The report also found that more children had public health insurance with fewer of them getting coverage from their parents’ employer. The California children's health insurance program, Healthy Families, has run into problems over the last three years because of budget cuts funding issues. There was a decline in enrollment for Healthy Families.

Nevada has the highest proportion of children that are uninsured, while Massachusetts has the lowest proportion. In California, the rate of uninsured children is more than the national average and more than in most states.

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Poorer Children at higher risk for becoming Obese

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:02:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Researcher from Rice University found that children living in poorer neighborhoods were at almost a 30 percent higher risk for becoming obese than children who were living in high-class neighborhoods. Another factor contributing to obesity risk was lower levels of education. The study did not investigate factors such as family composition or individual features.

Rice sociologists Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Urban Health Program, and Justin Denney, associate director of the program, investigated data collected on 17,530 children that were age 5. These children lived in 4,700 different neighborhoods nationwide. The researchers used factors such as socioeconomic status, maternal education, and television watching time to help determine their results.

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Gargling Sugar Water could help improve Self-Control

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:56:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that rinsing the mouth with glucose helped improved participants’ self-control. The research results were published in the Oct. 22 issue of Psychological Science.

The study was co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin and Matthew Sanders, a doctoral candidate who is also in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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Math Anxiety causes Brain to feel Physical Pain

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 05:16:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study from the University of Chicago found that anxiety experienced doing math can cause a person to feel physical pain. The researchers found that the brain areas that register a threat of bodily harm, and in some instances physical pain, are activated when people are stressed over math problems.

Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, said that the brain response of a person suffering from math anxiety is similar to someone feeling physical pain. Sian said that the pain could be similar to a burning sensation experienced on a stove.

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Increased Risk for Overweight Children if Mom Smoked during Pregnancy

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:33:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Risk factors for children becoming overweight were assessed in a new study. The researchers found that children born to women who smoked during pregnancy had a higher risk of becoming overweight. In addition, children that were at a higher birth weight and had rapid weight gain during the first year of life were also at an increased risk for becoming overweight during childhood.

The study results were published in the online edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Eddie Bauer Rocking Bassinet Recall announced for Suffocation Concerns

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 03:12:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Dorel Juvenile Group’s Eddie Bauer branded Rocking Wood Bassinets. The concern is that the locking mechanism at the bottom of the bassinet may not properly hold when the spring is not installed. The infant could tip to one side, which puts the child at risk of suffocating.

Around 97,000 of the Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets are being recalled so that consumers can get a free repair kit to remedy the problem. The bassinets were sold at Target, Toys R Us, and Sears store nationwide. They were also sold online through these stores and on Ebay. The bassinet crib sold for around $150 between December 2007 and January 2011.

Dorel Juvenile Group received 17 reports regarding this bassinet. The majority of the reports involved infants under three months old. Two cases involved infants who had breathing problems when they rolled into the side of the bassinet.

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Less Sleep and Obesity associated with Kids who have TV and Electronics in Bedroom

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:02:28 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Children who have a TV, computer, video game console, or mobile phone in their bedroom are at an increased risk for being overweight or obese, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta.

The researchers conducted a survey of almost 3,400 5th grade students in the province of Alberta, Canada. They wanted to see if there was a relationship between a child’s sleeping habits, the number of electronic devices in their bedroom, and their weight. Around half of the students surveyed had a TV, DVD player, or video game console in their bedroom. They discovered that 21 percent of the children had a computer, and 17 percent had a mobile phone. Only 5 percent of the students had all three kinds of electronics.

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Dream On Me High Chair and Infant Swing recall announced for Strangulation Concern

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 03:52:14 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Dream On Me high chairs and infant swings because the child could slip down and get stuck, which poses a strangulation danger. No injuries were reported in association with either product safety recall.

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Around 90 high chairs are involved in this product recall. The problem is that the tray and seat bottom allows the child to slip down and become entrapped causing a strangulation hazard when the user does not properly secure the safety harness. Additionally, there are exposed springs on the seat and armrest that could cause the child to be pinched.

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