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February 21, 2013
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  • Overall calorie intake down slightly in children, CDC says
    Adults ate, on average, about 11% of their daily calories from fast food between 2007 and 2010, down from 13% from 2003 to 2006, CDC researchers reported on Thursday. The overall calorie intake of children dropped, but the calories they consumed from saturated fat remained above optimal levels. Reuters (2/21)
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  • Study: Alcohol linked to esophageal cancer deaths in men
    Alcohol consumption is linked to 3.5% of all U.S. cancer deaths, and esophageal cancer is among those responsible for the majority of alcohol-attributable deaths in men, according to research from the National Cancer Institute. "For most alcohol users, therefore, reducing alcohol consumption would likely improve their health in many ways in addition to reducing cancer risk," the study team said. Medscape (free registration) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Antioxidant-rich diet may not protect brain
    Older people who ate the most antioxidant-rich foods were just as likely to develop dementia or have a first stroke as those who consumed the least, a Dutch study found. Brain scans showed no evidence that dietary antioxidants were associated with white or gray matter volume. Certain specific antioxidants still appear to have a protective effect, a researcher said. The findings appear in the journal Neurology. Reuters (2/20)
 
  • Hydroxyethyl starch use may raise risk of death, kidney injury
    Researchers examined data from 31 trials and found that clinical use of hydroxyethyl starch for acute volume resuscitation among critically ill patients carried a higher risk of death compared with other solutions. Hydroxyethyl starch also raised the risk of severe kidney injury and the need for red blood cell transfusions. The findings appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SAMHSA: High-school dropouts are more prone to substance abuse
    High-school seniors who dropped out of school were at greater risk of substance abuse including drinking, cigarette smoking and illegal drug use, according to a report released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Since almost 1 in 7 high school students drops out of school, communities should devise strategies to keep teens in school and prevent substance abuse problems, researchers said. HealthDay News (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research explores age, mortality and obesity
    Although previous research has suggested the connection between obesity and mortality becomes less important with age, researchers at Columbia University found the link between obesity and death risk grows stronger as age increases. The findings appear in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Healio/Endocrine Today (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Free CE -- earn 1.25 contact hours and prevent SWSD
    Do you work the night shift or rotating shifts? Do some of your patients struggle with sleep problems? Shiftwork sleep disorder (SWSD) can reduce your job performance, decrease quality of life and jeopardize patient safety. And, the health threats your patients with SWSD suffer can lower their quality of life and put them at risk for injuries. Earn 1.25 contact hours through a special on-demand webinar, and learn how to identify, manage and prevent SWSD. Access this free CE module now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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