November 11, 2011
Exclusive Breast-Feeding Not the Norm in U.S.
When something's been
scientifically proven as good for the body -- nourishing, boosting
disease-fighting ability and more -- you might think Americans
would clamor to adopt it, especially when the bodies it helps are
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year
Although it can be prevented
with a vaccine, roughly 90 million children worlwide who are
younger than 5 get the flu each year, resulting in about 1 million
hospital admissions, a new study indicates.
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into
Adults who were diagnosed
with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children
have less gray matter in certain areas of their brains as adults
than people who didn't have ADHD in their youth, researchers
FDA Approves First Umbilical Cord Blood
The first product in the
United States that uses human umbilical cord stem cells to treat
disorders of the hematopoietic (blood-forming) system has been
approved by the Food and Drug Administration.