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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Health News: Hospital suspends elective heart surgeries on children ♦ Petition asks FDA to ban 8 synthetic flavorings ♦ Keep calm and carry on, for the sake of your long-term health

Hospital suspends elective heart surgeries on children after CNN investigation St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida has suspended elective pediatric heart surgeries after an investigation revealed June 7 an abnormally high mortality rate within the hospital for the procedures, prompting a Federal probe into the hospital by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Petition asks FDA to ban 8 synthetic flavorings  A 38-page petition was filed Wednesday with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for a total ban on eight synthetic flavorings that may currently be used in minute amounts in baked goods, candy and ice cream. Petition sponsors say the substances have been known to cause cancer in lab animals and should be subject
Keep calm and carry on, for the sake of your long-term health Reacting positively to stressful situations may play a key role in long-term health, according to researchers. Adults who fail to maintain positive moods such as cheerfulness or calm when faced with the minor stressors of everyday life appear to have elevated levels of inflammation. Furthermore, women can be at heightened risk.
Examination of gastroenteritis hospitalization rates following use of rotavirus vaccine Following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalization rates among U.S. children younger than 5 years of age declined by 31 percent - 55 percent in each of the post-vaccine years from 2008
Nasal filter more than halves symptoms of hay fever The use of a mini filter prevents pollen inhalation and results in significantly fewer symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes and drowsiness, clinical trials now show. In addition, nasal filters appeared to reduce drowsiness

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