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Without Essential Nutrients, A Child’s Body Struggles To Do These Things
When our children get into cars, we make them buckle their seat belts. And when they learn to ride bikes, we teach them to wear helmets. But not everything that has to do with our children’s health and well-being is as easy to see as a helmet or as simple to reach for as a seatbelt. In countries across the globe, in food deserts here in the U.S. and, even, in many of our homes, children are not getting proper nutrition. And the consequences are tremendous: adequate vitamin and mineral intake is essential for a child’s health and development, particularly in the first 1,000 days of life. An infant or a child wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Than Tylenol To Ease Arthritis Pain
No dose of Tylenol is going to ease your arthritis pain — no matter what your doctor tells you. It’s important to know the benefits and risks associated with each medication to determine which ones are right for you. And a team of researchers from the University of Bern, in Switzerland, has just proved it. The researchers gathered data from 74 randomized trials involving 58,500 patients. And what they discovered was that acetaminophen — marketed as Tylenol in America and Paracetamol in Europe, Australia and elsewhere — has no impact at all on osteoarthritis pain, no matter what the dosage. Arthritis...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Optimal Bone Health
Dear JJ: My doctor warned me I'm in the beginning stages of bone loss and that I need to be taking preventative measures now. My mom and grandma had osteoporosis. What steps can I take right now to reduce its impact? Decreased bone mineral density and altered bone protein are among the early warning signs of osteoporosis, the most common bone disease. While it affects everyone, older women become more susceptible than men to osteoporosis. Researchers estimate 35 percent of postmenopausal Caucasian women have hip, spine, or distal forearm osteoporosis. Regardless of gender, your risk increases with age because bones be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is It Called Christmas Disease?
Discussion Too much or too little causes the important homeostatic balance of life to be upset. This is true of the interactions between the circulatory and hematology systems of the body and their important function in ensuring that the circulatory system plumbing is not leaking (i.e. bleeding) and also not getting plugged up (i.e. thrombosis). A healthy system has adequate numbers of functional platelets, and protein synthesis of the factors needed for a balanced hemostasis system. An adequate amount of Vitamin K is needed for some factors activity. Additionally the absence of any drugs that interfere with platelets or t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are Common Inherited Thrombophilias?
Discussion Thrombophilia is the increased risk of thromboembolic disease due to a disorder. Thrombophilia can be inherited or acquired (such as antiphospholipid syndrome). The risk of thromboembolic events is much lower in children than adults. At-risk patients should avoid: Dehydration Sitting for prolonged time periods during travel Obesity Smoking Estrogen containing oral contraceptives Common inherited thrombophilias include: Prothrombin (Factor II mutation) Second most common Genetics: 1-2% prevalence is variable depending on location and ethnic background. Cause: Abnormal point mutation of the prothrombin gene t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 25, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What All Healthy People Have In Common
Each year, I travel more than 20,000 miles to study what makes people healthy. But most other doctors don’t get my research methods. Mainstream doctors only treat – and most researchers only study – sickness. They don’t consider health. They look at a disease and then try to find a pill. I’m different because I focus on what healthy people have in common. I ask what protects them from disease. Western medicine has come to see people’s ailments like little packages of symptoms to be drugged or cut out. It has lost sight of the whole person behind the rash or the tumor, and the emotional a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 26, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging brain Cancer vitamins Source Type: news

Find out why a vitamin K deficiency threatens bone and heart health
(NaturalNews) Globally speaking, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually - affecting about 200 million women with an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds! Yet, most women are never told that a vitamin K deficiency can cause weakening of the bones, chronic inflammation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Medicines Should Be Avoided with G6PD Deficiency?
Discussion Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) is an X-linked disease that has multiple mutations. Each mutation causes a different amount of the enzyme to be produced within cells and therefore not all mutations will produce disease. Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase is an enzyme that is critical to the metabolism of all aerobic cells as it catalyzes the rate-limiting step of the pentose phosphate pathway reducing NADP to NADPH. NADPH is important for nucleic acid replication and therefore cell division. G6PD is the only source of NADPH within the cell, so deficiency makes red blood cells susceptible to he...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 15, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Parents, leave the multivitamins in the bottle
By Carolyn Sax, MD, a primary care physician with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s and practices at Hyde Park Pediatrics in Hyde Park and Milton, Mass. Parents often ask me whether I recommend multivitamins for their children, and in most situations I say no. This takes a lot of people by surprise. Vitamins sound like such a good thing, right? The answer is actually somewhat complicated.  Foods that are naturally rich in vitamins are definitely a good thing, and many scientific studies have shown the benefits of eating a diet rich in nutritious foods like fruits, v...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Carolyn Sax healthy eating healthy eating for kids healthy eating for the whole family vitamins Source Type: news

Pediatricians call for a Vitamin K tracking system for babies not getting shots
Doctors have seen a rise in late-onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding in young infants due to parents declining the shot at birth, and are calling for a tracking system of these children. Over eight months, these physicians saw and diagnosed seven infants, ages 7 weeks to 20 weeks, with vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), formerly known as hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. Four of the infants had intracranial hemorrhaging, with two requiring urgent neurosurgical intervention, and another with bleeding from the intestines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Late Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in InfantsLate Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infants
Many parents, and even clinicians, might not realize that the effects of not receiving vitamin K at birth can result in intracranial hemorrhages up to 6 months later. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 27, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Late Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in InfantsLate Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infants
What type of problems can develop in infants when they're not given vitamin K prophylaxis? This new report explains. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: Refusing vitamin K at birth can be fatal in newborns
ATLANTA, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Federal officials identified a cluster of newborns in Tennessee with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding, a serious but preventable bleeding disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Tennessee Newborn ClusterVitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Tennessee Newborn Cluster
The CDC has found a cluster of newborns with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding, a preventable disease that can cause brain hemorrhage, showing the importance of vitamin K injection at birth. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Late Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Infants Whose Parents Declined Vitamin K Prophylaxis — Tennessee, 2013
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 15, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Retrospective study of twenty-four patients with prolonged coagulopathy due to long-acting anti-vitamin K rodenticide poisoning - Xiang L, Min Z, Alan Z, Yaohui W.
Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides are now the most common rat killers used in China; however, poisoning incidents are frequently reported. The authors retrospectively reviewed 24 patients with vitamin K-dependent coagulation factor deficiency ca... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Vitamin K Deficiency BleedingVitamin K Deficiency Bleeding
This case study follows a 4-week old infant with vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Diagnosis, management and prophylaxis recommendations are discussed. Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news