Posts Tagged "kids"

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in Chronic Disease

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the November 26, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) Children with stomach viruses increasingly are given probiotics to ease symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. But a major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms in young patients with gastroenteritis. The findings are published Nov. 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine. While rarely fatal in the United States,...

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Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

LISTEN TO 12.15.14 MEDICAL REWIND TO HEAR WHAT DR. BUTTAR AND ROBERT SCOTT BELL HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS ARTICLE ——————————————- Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes. When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds. Researchers found that among nearly 500,000 children and teenagers who were hospitalized in 2011, nearly half were given...

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6 Reasons I Won’t Give My Kids The Nasal Flu Vaccine

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Vaccines

Two of my daughters arrived home from primary school last week with public health packages in their bags. It’s that time of year again, when nurses are out in force like army recruitment officers, waging a war on deadly germs and rounding up volunteers for vaccines. This year in the United Kingdom the intranasal flu vaccine is being rolled out. It’s already been used in the United States where 14 to 15 million doses of AstraZeneca’s FluMist are currently in distribution for this flu season but this is the first year it is being offered under the brand name Fluenza Tetra in...

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Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

Findings suggest diet might someday play preventive role, researchers say. THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that germs in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. Bacteria in the guts of kids with type 1 diabetes appear less balanced than bacteria in children without diabetes, Dutch researchers reported in the June 12 issue of Diabetologia. Moreover, the nondiabetic children had higher levels of a usually beneficial kind of germ. Germs in the gut may be important because research has linked changes in their...

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Studies: Steroids Do Not Help Wheezing Kids

Posted on Mar 15, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, January 22, 2009 | E-Mail Print Share LOS ANGELES – Steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful, according to new research. Preschoolers in Britainwho were hospitalized with a wheezing attack and treated with the steroid prednisolone stayed just as long as other children who were given dummy pills. In another study, Canadian children who had previous wheezing trouble and who took the steroid fluticasone as a preventive measureshowed modest improvement, but the side effect of possible stunted...

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