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Mothers often have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body weight, study shows

...ight. "As a society, we have a number of negative labels that we use to describe overweight people, and parents don't want their child to fall into that category. It often takes several visits to the pediatrician, communicating the same message before parents understand that overweight is an important issu...

Special education data provide misleading trends of changing autism prevalence

...f the mental retardation and learning disabilities labels in special education during the same period," Shattuck says. "Many of the children now being counted in the autism category would probably have been counted in the mental retardation or learning disabilities categories if they were being labeled 10 y...

Sodas and energy drinks can supply a surprising caffeine jolt

...is sugar-free or regular. A few energy drinks have labels warning that the product is not recommended for children and pregnant women, but they do not specify the caffeine content. "This study gives us some enlightenment on the caffeine content of beverages, and the importance of appropriate labeling," Gold...

Study examines violations of prescription drugs' black box warnings in outpatient settings

...arnings are separate, highlighted messages on drug labels that were developed by the Food and Drug Administration to help physicians avoid serious ADEs. Karen E. Lasser, M.D., M.P.H., of Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass., and colleagues, examined data from 51 outpatient...

Does alcohol labelling encourage sensible drinking?

...versity lecturers investigated whether information labels on alcoholic drinks influenced drinking awareness. Although most of those surveyed could define what constitutes a unit of alcohol, less than a fifth of men and just a quarter of women used the information to monitor how much they drank. Very few -...

Iron particles and MRI could replace biopsies to track stem cell therapy and deploy stents

...he first demonstration of how the technique, which labels the cells with minuscule iron oxide particles, can be used to assess the clinical benefit - if any - of cell-based therapies. According to senior investigator and veterinary radiologist Dara Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D., "The technique has potentially b...

American College of Physicians Foundation convenes conference

...onsistencies with prescription drug bottle warning labels and potential solutions. To date, a host of labeling-related issues has been found to be associated with medication non-adherence issues and patient safety....

Doctors sue Safeway and other dairy retailers

..., and seven other corporations calling for warning labels on all milk products sold in D.C. WHO: Augustin Cherng, a 26-year-old Maryland resident who discovered his lactose intolerance in 2004 after consistently experiencing diarrhea and stomach cramps from consuming milk Milton Mills, M.D., an area ph...

Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers

...and their parents. "Families often interpret these labels as blaming them for the child's pain and the labels tend to reinforce their need to move from doctor to doctor in search of a different diagnosis and cu...

TV confuses children about which foods are healthy, new study finds

...ese labels, for example, spinach vs. lettuce. "The labels 'diet' and 'fat-free' suggest that these foods are good for them and make it harder for them to pick the 'right' answer," Harrison said, noting that the goal of the study was "to gauge children's understanding of which food would help them grow, not ...

New benefits of soy revealed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 8, 2005) - The labels in the snack food aisle promise low-fat, no-fat, l...th-food section of any grocery will reveal several labels touting soy content, but most Americans do not know much about soy beyond a vague idea that it is a ...

Study recommends new guidelines for air bag safety in children

...ren's Hospital. Current federally mandated warning labels in cars only indicate a risk of air bag injuries for children 12 and younger. The study, "Effects of Child Age and Body Size on Serious Injury From Passenger Air Bag Presence in Motor Vehicle Crashes," will be published in the June 6 edition of the ...

Words influence smells

...ects with a cheddar cheese odorant and showed them labels that read either "cheddar cheese" or "body odor." ...esonance imaging (fMRI) during the presentation of labels and odors to explore which brain regions were activated. They also analyzed brain activity when the ...

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