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  • Two Easy Tools to Estimate Children's Body Weight Without Scales

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Estimating children's weight without scales can be more accurate using new low-tech, inexpensive, portable methods, two studies suggest. By Lorraine L. Janeczko April 02, 2014For the article on Medscape: Click: hereTake a few minutes to sign up for a Free Medscape Account and enjoy the extremely insightful, scholarly articles that we share from them.Click: here Most non-scale methods estimate the child's weight based upon only age, length, heigh...  Read More...

  • Method of Parenteral Nutrition May Affect Bloodstream Infection Rates

    In a large retrospective study reported here this evening, bloodstream infection (BSI) rates were significantly less frequent in critically ill patients who received parenteral nutrition (PN) via premixed 2-chamber bags compared with those who received hospital or outsourced compounded PN. For the article on Medscape: Click: hereTake a few minutes to sign up for a Free Medscape Account and enjoy the extremely insightful, scholarly articles that we share from them.Click: hereMedsca...  Read More...

  • Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit?

    In his new book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killers, Dr. David Perlmutter, Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, advocates that lifestyle modifications, starting with a high-fat, nearly carbohydrate-free diet, can prevent or greatly lower dementia risk and progression. But detractors say the evidence isn't quite there.........What do you think? For the article on Medscape: Click: hereTake a ...  Read More...

  • No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe

    Warning: Drinking Is Hazardous to Your HealthFor the article on Medscape: Click: hereTake a few minutes to sign up for a Free Medscape Account and enjoy the extremely insightful, scholarly articles that we share from them.Click: here Medscape NeurologyLaura A. Stokowski, RN, MSDisclosures April 30, 2014Responsible Drinking? Not Very"Responsible drinking" has become a 21st-century mantra for how most people view alcohol consumption.   Read More...

  • More Evidence Fruit and Vegetables Cut Stroke Risk

    Eating more fruits and vegetables may help lower the risk for stroke worldwide, according to results of an updated meta-analytic review of studies conducted in Europe, the United States, and Asia.For the article on Medscape: Click: hereTake a few minutes to sign up for a Free Medscape Account and enjoy the extremely insightful, scholarly articles that we share from them.Click: here Medscape Medical News > NeurologyMegan BrooksMay 08, 2014For every 200 g per day increm...  Read More...

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