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2009-12-31 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) North Carolina on January 2 will take an historic step for health when it becomes the first major tobacco-growing state to implement a statewide smoke-free law that includes all restaurants and bars. This new law will protect the right of North Carolinians to breathe clean air. North...

2009-12-11 19:48:35

The advice of a pediatrician to place infants on their backs to sleep appears to be the single most important motivator in getting parents to follow these recommendations and a key reason that the rate of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) has plummeted since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was launched in 1994, says a UT Southwestern researcher. Multiple studies have shown that placing infants on their backs to sleep limits the risk of SIDS, the leading cause of death among children in the U.S. under...

2009-12-10 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Michigan Legislature today delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing legislation to make almost all workplaces, including all restaurants and bars, smoke-free. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said she will sign the bill, which will make...

2009-12-07 20:35:30

Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues shows that while the practice helped reduce the incidence of SIDS, it has reached a plateau since guidelines were released by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Published in the December issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the study is based on data from the National...

2009-11-19 14:55:02

A baby's sleep position is the best predictor of a misshapen skull condition known as deformational plagiocephaly "“ or the development of flat spots on an infant's head "“ according to findings reported by Arizona State University scientists in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics. Analyzing the largest database to date, more than 20,000 children, the ASU researchers found that the number of babies who have developed flat-headedness has dramatically increased since 1992....

2009-11-04 07:27:53

The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on breastfeeding that details health benefits for both infants and mothers and encourages promotion of breastfeeding whenever possible. ADA's position paper, published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, represents the Association's official stance on breastfeeding: It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that exclusive breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition and...

2009-10-28 06:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than two years ago, the world came crashing in on Bill and Cheryl Darnell, SIDS America founders, when they went to wake their infant son, Billy, for his morning feeding and found him dead. Billy, who had seemed perfectly healthy just a few hours earlier, had fallen victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the leading cause of death among infants between 1 and 12 months of age in America. "There were no warning signs, and there remains no...

2009-10-26 11:42:00

Montefiore Program Bolstered by New Studies Linking Gene Mutations As A Cause of Some Sudden Deaths NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mother spends sleepless nights after the unexplained overnight death of her previously healthy 22-month-old daughter. Will her even younger child also succumb during the night? She doesn't know and is fearful of going to sleep. Because a baseball bat is found near her body, a loving husband is charged with beating his wife to death. Later it...

2009-10-16 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health advocates are calling on all Virginia restaurants and other workplaces to go completely smoke-free following the release of a landmark report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that concluded smoke-free laws reduce the number of heart attacks and save lives. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The IOM report, released Thursday, also found that there is conclusive evidence that secondhand smoke causes...

2009-10-15 10:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) A landmark report released today by the Institute of Medicine provides powerful new evidence that elected officials have no excuse for failing to enact comprehensive smoke-free workplace laws. The IOM report concludes smoke-free laws reduce the number of heart attacks and save lives....


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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