Monthly Archives: April 2015

Vaccines Without Needles

 The CDC is working on a “microneedle” technology to administer a variety of vaccines, including measles, flu and others. The vaccine comes on a patch, like a small Band-Aid, that is placed on the skin. The patch contains “microneedles” that … Continue reading

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iThermonitor 

Raiing Medical is starting a clinical trial to look at a wearable thermometer. The thermometer is worn under the arm of a baby in the crib and connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone app. The temperature is updated every 4 … Continue reading

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Movies Matter- Teen Drinking Facts

5,000 fifteen year-olds were studied. Those who watched movies with scenes portraying the drinking of alcohol, were 25% more likely to drink alcohol and 75% more likely to binge drink, than their peers who didn’t watch the movie. This is … Continue reading

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Breast Milk For Sale- Beware !

102 samples of breast milk bought on the internet were studied. The “breast milk” contained at least 10% cow’s milk or milk based formula. This is in a study in the journal Pediatrics

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Exploding Head Syndrome

 Have you heard a sudden loud noise, like an explosion or cymbals, when going to sleep or waking up? About 20 percent of college undergrads have. This is called exploding head syndrome. This study is in the Journal of Sleep … Continue reading

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Hooray Parents !

The percentage of children 4-19 years of age who ate fast food on a given day, dropped from 39% in 2003 to 33% in 2010. This is from a study in JAMA Pediatrics.

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