June 18, 2014

But Hey, 2nd Amendment

1 20 US Kids Per Day Hospitalized by Guns

A nationwide analysis of hospital records finds that over 20 American children per day are admitted to hospitals with injuries caused by a firearm. While previous studies have documented young people killed by firearms, this one, conducted by the Boston Medical Center, is the first to examine non-fatal firearm injuries to kids. Among the findings: 89 percent of those hospitalized were males, six percent of those admitted died while hospitalized, more than half the injuries were open wounds, 75 percent of the injuries to children under age 10 were unintentional, and the highest injury rate was for teens aged 15 to 19, for whom firearms remain the second leading cause of death behind vehicle collisions. "This is a national public health problem," said the study’s author.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Firearms and Fatalities, Gun Injuries among US Children, Gun Deaths and Teens, US Children Hospitalized by Gunshot

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Senator: Oz Gave False Hope

2 Dr. Oz Answers for Green Coffee Bean Buzz

Dr. Mehmet Oz was questioned Tuesday by senators on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance for his promotion of green coffee bean extract for weight loss. As host of "The Dr. Oz Show," Oz promoted Pure Green Coffee to television audiences. Companies who marketed the product used video from the show to help increase sales. However, there's no strong evidence that green coffee bean extract increases weight loss. Senator Claire McCaskill, chairwoman of the subcommittee, accused Oz of giving viewers false hope and of helping to, intentionally or not, perpetuate scams. Dr. Oz was also questioned for his promotion of Garcinia cambogia extract for weight loss.

More at CNN | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Green Coffee Extract Doesn't Slim Mice

Tags: Green Coffee Bean Extract, Dr. Oz, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Senator Claire McCaskill, Green Coffee Scams, Pure Green Coffee

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BP UP, Heart Rate Down

3 Caffeine Has Greater Effect on Teen Boys

After puberty hits, the consumption of caffeine has more effect on boys than girls, say researchers from the University of Buffalo. However, researchers found no gender difference for caffeine response in young children. Study participants were unaware of whether they were consuming a drink with caffeine or one without caffeine. Researchers discovered that boys between 15 and 17 years old had a more immediate reaction to caffeine compared to girls. Their systolic blood pressure rose more quickly, and their heart rates decreased more. The study was published in Pediatrics.

More at CNN | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Caffeinated Coffee May Lower Risk of Oral Cancer

Tags: Caffeine Side Effects, Journal Pediatrics, University of Buffalo, Kids Drinking Soda

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