Top stories in health and medicine, August 20, 2013

From MedPage Today:

  1. Indoor Tanning Still Common in Girls, Women. Indoor tanning among adolescent girls and young women rises through the teen years, peaking at about 18 through 21, and then declines with age.
  2. 1 Autistic Child in Family Hikes Risk for More. Younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) had a greater risk of being affected with an ASD themselves.
  3. Food Packaging Tied to Metabolic Trouble in Kids. Urinary concentrations of two chemicals commonly found in food packaging — bisphenol A (BPA) and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) — were associated with risks for obesity in children and insulin resistance in teens.
  4. Pump Therapy Beats Shots in Diabetic Kids. Delivering insulin by pump instead of injection improved glycemic control, reduced severe hypoglycemia, and was associated with a decrease in hospitalizations for diabetic ketoacidosis among children with type 1 diabetes.

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  • Loraine

    I felt when i read somewhere there is a stem cell cure to reverse vitligo.

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