The Medical Center at Bowling Green no longer releases information about births to the news media or through social media, following recommendations from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “This is a decision we recently made for safety reasons,” Jill Payne, executive vice president and chief nursing officer of the large hospital, told Don Sergent of the Bowling Green Daily News. “We’re always assessing and updating our practices.” Parents who still want to announce the birth of their baby can still do so in the newspaper. “We will still give people the opportunity to announce the births online and in print,” Joe Imel, director of media operations for the Daily News, told Sergent. “For more than 150 years we’ve listed births, deaths and anniversaries. We still want to offer the community the opportunity to announce these proud moments.” The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children … [Read more...] about Bowling Green hospital no longer releases information about births, in an effort to keep infants safe from possible abduction
Safety concerns for infants
Story highlights The FDA is warning consumers that benzocaine teething products can be dangerous The Orajel maker said it's taking its children's teething products with benzocaine off store shelves (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. It also sent letters to manufacturers asking them to stop selling the teething products. Parents might use these products to temporarily relieve a child's teething pain, but the agency said they pose a "serious risk" to infants and children and often are not effective, since they can wash out of the mouth quickly. The danger the products pose could come in the form of methemoglobinemia, a condition in which the oxygen level in blood dips dangerously low; it can be fatal. Symptoms include rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, sleepiness, headache, skin that is pale and nails that are blue or gray. The symptoms … [Read more...] about FDA warns that teething products aren’t safe for children
Thursday, March 29, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: Alaska, Alaska's permafrost, badclimate, badpollution, Ecology, environ, environment, health and safety, Heavy metals, mercury, mercury deposit, mercury poisoning, mercury reservoir, methylmercury, permafrost, polluted water, toxic elements (Natural News) Mercury is found all over the world — in the soil, water, and air. Very rarely do we associate mercury with ice. Yet, as researchers have discovered, that’s what we have to worry about the most. After all, the world’s largest mercury deposit is present in the Northern Hemisphere’s permafrost. Between 2004 and 2012, the researchers drilled into 13 permafrost soil cores all over Alaska. They then used statistical analysis to gauge the total ratio of mercury to carbon in each sample. When they were able to gauge the mercury contents of the permafrost soil cores, they came up with an estimate of the amount of mercury contained in permafrost. The number … [Read more...] about Alaska’s permafrost holds the world’s largest deposit of mercury; concern growing over potential dangers such as contamination of food supply, water
Clinical depression can be categorized in a variety of forms, including major depression, bipolar depression, and postpartum depression in new mothers. The diet is thought to play a major role in the prevention and treatment of all forms of depression. The brain is rich in fatty acids and therefore requires a consistent intake of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a big impact on a person’s mood and emotions. Research demonstrates that an imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 is associated with depression symptoms. In this article, you will learn what studies say about omega-3 and depression, as well as the benefits of omega-3 for the various types of depression such as postpartum depression, major depression, childhood depression, and bipolar depression. We will also look at how much omega-3 is needed for treating depression, according to studies, and what foods rich in omega-3 could help stabilize your mood. In this article: Omega-3 and Depression: What Do Studies Say? Benefits … [Read more...] about How Effective Is Omega-3 for Depression?
Odds are, if you opened up your kitchen cabinets right now, you'd probably find some kind of canned food in there—canned black beans, some chickpeas, and a few odd cans of tuna. And there's a good reason why we all stock up—canned foods are a staple for meal prep and cheap cooking, and they’re a super-simple way to get more produce and fish—foods all of us could stand to eat more of, says New York-based nutritionist Karen Ansel, R.D. “Canned tomatoes, beans, pumpkin, tuna, and salmon are incredibly healthy. And they’re super convenient because they have such a long shelf life,” she says.What’s more, although it might seem like canned foods have less nutrients than their fresh counterparts, the canning process doesn’t affect foods’ protein, carbohydrate, and fat content, or the amount of minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (like A, D, E and K). But because canning involves high heat, some water-soluble vitamins (like C and B) can … [Read more...] about How Much Canned Food Is It Really Safe For You To Eat?