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What Are Some of the Problems Associated with Pica?
Discussion Oral behaviors are normal activities for infants and older children including exploration of toys and other environmental items by the mouth and thumb sucking. They could also be potentially more problematic such as nail biting, gum chewing or even tobacco smoking/chewing. Pica is a disorder of ingestion of non-food items that is unusual in the type of item or the quantity. What is defined as food widely varies by region and ethnicity. The term pica is the medieval Latin name for the magpie bird which is known to eat food and non-food items. Many different animal species practice pica including several primate ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are Some of the Problems Associated with Pica?
Discussion Oral behaviors are normal activities for infants and older children including exploration of toys and other environmental items by the mouth and thumb sucking. They could also be potentially more problematic such as nail biting, gum chewing or even tobacco smoking/chewing. Pica is a disorder of ingestion of non-food items that is unusual in the type of item or the quantity. What is defined as food widely varies by region and ethnicity. The term pica is the medieval Latin name for the magpie bird which is known to eat food and non-food items. Many different animal species practice pica including several primate ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Ascariasis Associated with Pig Farming — Maine, 2010–2013
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 23, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news