American Academy of Pediatrics issues sweeping recommendations on tobacco and e-cigarettes

While adolescent use of tobacco has declined since the 1970s, it remains a persistent public health problem — and e-cigarettes are threatening to addict a new generation to nicotine. In a comprehensive set of policies issued during its National Conference & Exhibition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presents extensive recommendations to protect our nation’s youth from the pernicious effects of tobacco and nicotine.

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Pregnant Women in Brooklyn Have Highest Levels of Certain Preservatives Used in CosmeticsPregnant women in Brooklyn have highest levels of certain preservatives used in cosmetics

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Arizona State University have published the first study of levels of parabens — antibacterial substances commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics and other products — in human cord blood samples. Th…

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Magnesium during labor may reduce risk of fever in mothers and complications in babies

Women who received magnesium sulfate during labor were less likely to develop maternal fever, a condition that can lead to a variety of complications in newborns including difficulty breathing, seizures, cerebral palsy and a condition known as “floppy baby syndrome,” characterized by inadequate muscle tone, according to a retrospective study.

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