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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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E-cigarette poisonings on rise in young kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Electronic cigarettes are sickening a growing number of young kids, usually because children drink the liquid nicotine that’s used in the devices, a U.S. study of poison center calls suggests. Often, children aren’t seriously harmed, but several have had severe complications like comas and seizures and one child died from liquid nicotine poisoning. The ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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World must tighten laws on breast-milk substitutes: UN report

Legislation against the promotion of breast milk substitutes must be significantly tightened if global efforts to encourage breast feeding are to succeed, a UN report warned Monday. It is widely recognised that breastfeeding carries huge health benefits, but countries' failure to crack down on the marketing of substitutes means far too many children are still being reared on formula, said ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Yes, It Is Medically Possible For Janet Jackson To Be Pregnant At 49

Last week, Entertainment Tonight reported that Janet Jackson, who will turn 50 in May, is pregnant with her first child. While there's no official confirmation from the pop star, she did hint at a possible pregnancy in a cryptic video posted to Twitter: My husband and I are planning our family, so I'm going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - CNN

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E-cigarette poisonings in kids skyrocket, study finds

The number of children under 6 poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes rose by nearly 1,500% between 2013 and 2015, and one child died, according to an analysis of calls to the National Poison Data System published in the journal Pediatrics.

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MAY 09, 2016 - Health Canal

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Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord

Umbilical cords of children whose mothers used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy may be longer than umbilical cords of other newborn children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs, are commonly prescribed antidepressants, and this is the first time their association with umbilical cord length was observed.

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