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2010-06-24 11:00:11

There is great confusion among the scientific community about whether women who are drug abusers should breast feed their babies. In order to shed some light on this issue, scientists from various Spanish hospitals and research centers are reviewing the methods used to detect substances in breast milk, their adverse effects, and the recommendations that mothers should follow in this month's issue of the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. "The general recommendation is to totally...

2010-05-27 14:17:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International human rights organization Equality Now welcomes the AAP's decision to withdraw its ill-conceived revised policy statement on female genital mutilation (FGM) issued on April 26, 2010. The new policy statement essentially promoted Type IV FGM, as categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and suggested that federal and state laws might be more effective if they "enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a...

2010-05-27 11:42:00

CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has retired its 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting (FGC). The AAP Board of Directors has approved the following as AAP policy on FGC: "The AAP reaffirms its strong opposition to FGC and counsels its members not to perform such procedures. As typically practiced, FGC can be life-threatening. Little girls who escape death are still vulnerable to sterility, infection, and psychological trauma....

2010-05-06 13:38:00

AAP Issues Statement Same Day That Congressmembers Introduce Bill To Ban Transporting Minor Girls Beyond American Borders for Purpose of Female Genital Mutilation Same Human Rights Protection That Girls Enjoy Under Federal Law Must Be Extended To Boys, Intact America's Founder and Director Argues TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The founder and director of Intact America, which has been campaigning to change the way America thinks about male circumcision, today blasted...

2010-05-05 10:56:00

EQUALITY NOW CALLS ON AAP TO REVOKE ELEMENTS OF ITS 2010 POLICY STATEMENT THAT ENDORSES PEDIATRICIANS' "NICKING" OF GIRLS' GENITALIA NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International human rights organization Equality Now is stunned by a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which essentially promotes female genital mutilation (FGM) and advocates for "federal and state laws [to] enable pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a 'ritual...

2010-04-27 10:24:00

CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The bumps and bruises of childhood can't always be avoided, but there is no reason for children to suffer from any of the infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) and other illnesses are often thought of as diseases of past generations. While young parents of today may not have experienced the devastation caused by these diseases, the germs still exist -- and these diseases can re-emerge...

2010-02-18 11:30:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) estimates that approximately three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease -- from mild cases of gingivitis, to the more severe form known as periodontitis. However, despite this prevalence, approximately only three percent seek treatment for their gum disease. With increasingly more research indicating that gum disease may be linked to several other diseases, including diabetes,...

2010-02-04 08:40:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL, will help the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) celebrate its centennial by hosting a reception at the law firm's art gallery, located inside its Pittsburgh office. The event is for invited guests and will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Cohen & Grigsby's downtown Pittsburgh offices (625 Liberty...

2010-01-27 08:07:12

Many pediatricians score high on screening their patients for developmental delays, but barely make a passing grade in referring children with suspected delays for further testing or treatment, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and other institutions to appear in the February issue of Pediatrics. Because screening is only effective if followed by referral and treatment, pediatricians need two separate formalized systems in their practices "” one for screening and...

2010-01-06 07:30:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health and American Associated Pharmacies (AAP), the parent company of Associated Pharmacies, Inc. (API) and United Drugs, today announced that AAP has selected Cardinal Health to be the exclusive pharmaceutical distributor for its nearly 2,000 independent pharmacy members, nationwide. Cardinal Health previously had separate, exclusive distribution agreements with API and United Drugs, prior to their Sept. 1, 2009 merger. The new,...