Liquid medicine is a formulation often used for children, but parents may be overdosing their kids through it.
A new study shows that dosing errors often occur when a dosing cup is used to give children their liquid medicine. Scientists found that the frequency and amount of overdosage were enough to cause concern as inaccurate dosing of certain medicines can be harmful to their health.
Liquid Medicine Overdosing in Children is Dangerous A study published in the journal Pediatrics revealed that parents were four times more likely to overdose their children on liquid medicine when they use dosing cups. Lead study author, Dr. Shonna Yin of New York University School of Medicine explained that the overdosing may be caused by how parents are using the dosage cups. more >>
Planned Parenthood's "abortion empire" is a "house of cards" that is falling apart, according to Dave Daleiden, the man behind the series of undercover videos purportedly showing the abortion services provider engaging in illegal activity.
Last year, Daleiden and his California-based pro-life group the Center for Medical Progress released a series of videos showing Planned Parenthood officials engaging in assorted illegal activities, especially the sale of aborted baby body parts.
At a speech Saturday afternoon at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC, Daleiden spoke about the impact of his group's undercover video campaign against Planned Parenthood. more >>
It's the start of another school year and parents of kids with childhood asthma are rightfully concerned for their little ones.
Childhood asthma or simply asthma is a condition where the lungs and the airways become inflamed by certain triggers. It is not clear what causes the condition, but asthma can range from mild to life-threatening. In any case, an asthma attack can be worrying, but there are ways to manage it at school especially during the busy new school year.
1. Teachers, School Health Staff Should be Informed of Your Child's Asthma Now that children are mostly at school, their most constant companion are their teachers so it is important to inform them ahead of time of your kid's childhood asthma. Telegraph recommends providing written instructions or text about the child's specific asthma condition, the medication they are using and how to use it. Extra steps such as informing the school's nurse or health staff can also be done to better manage the condition in case of asthma attack. more >>
The five-second rule is a popular term used to determine whether a food is still safe to eat or not.
If the food fallen off the floor was caught within five seconds, the rule states that it's safe to eat. However, researchers from Rutgers were able to debunk the popular notion saying that it's not only ineffective, it could also be dangerous.
The Five-Second Rule Practice Debunked The research posted on the journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, states that time doesn't matter when it comes to food falling to the floor. The bacteria and other harmful organisms already stuck to the food as soon as it made contact with the floor. more >>
Health-conscious people are told that monitoring Gluten consumption is not necessary.
A recent study published by JAMA International Medicine shows that those who do not have the celiac disease need not follow the popular Gluten-free diet.
The researchers found out through their five-year-long study that the number of people with celiac remains the same. The research started in 2009, where it was found out that 0.7 percent of Americans have the disease. As the years progressed, the rate of those who acquired celiac posed insignificant changes. In between years 2013 and 2014, the study only recorded 0.58 percent. more >>
Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi has shed more light on his cancer prognosis, saying in a video posted online Wednesday that his diagnosis of stage IV stomach cancer presents about a 4 percent chance of surviving another five years.
Qureshi, an author, global speaker and prominent Christian convert from Islam who was once part of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, announced in a post on his Facebook page last week that he has been diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and explained that the prognosis was "quite grim."
In a 10-minute video posted to YouTube Wednesday, Qureshi expanded on the details of his diagnosis, revealing that he has stage IV stomach cancer. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, the five-years survival rate for individuals with stage IV stomach cancer is 4 percent. more >>