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Parents MUST NOT let their babies sleep in car seats as they’re at risk of suffocating

Car seats 'must NOT be used as cribs': Researchers warn babies can suffocate if their head tips forward in unsecured chairsReview into 12,000 infant sleep-related deaths found 219 suffocated in car seatsIn 99 per cent of cases, car seat was not being used to transport child in vehicleExperts warn car seats shouldn't be used as cots and kids shouldn't nap in them By Connor Boyd For Mailonline
Published: 10:49 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 19:55 EDT, 21 May 2019
Parents are being told not to let their babies sleep in car seats at home because of the risk of them suffocating.
Researchers made the warning after reviewing around 12,000 sleep-related deaths in infants over the course of a decade.
Nearly 220 youngsters died while in car seats – but only 0.2 per cent of the deaths occurred while they were travelling in a vehicle.
More than half of car seat deaths occurred when the seat was being used at the child's home.
The most common cause of deaths in car seats ..

Heart-warming moment a nurse snuggled a five-year-old boy recovering from tonsil surgery

'Of course I'll snuggle with you': Heart-warming moment a nurse comforted five-year-old boy recovering from tonsil surgerySlade Thompson, five, from Renovo, Pennsylvania, had tonsil surgery last monthHe woke up crying for his mother, but she couldn't enter the room until nurses checked his vitalsSlade asked one of his nurses, Annie Hager, 35, if she would snuggle with himHager climbed into bed and held him for five to 10 minutes until he fell asleepThe boy's mother, Layla, snapped a photo of the moment, which has gone viral on social mediaBy Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:32 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 18:53 EDT, 21 May 2019
When five-year-old Slade Thompson woke up from surgery to have his tonsils removed, he was in pain and crying.
The little boy, from Renovo, Pennsylvania, wanted to see his mother, but she wasn't allowed to be in the room yet until his vitals were checked.
So Slade asked one of his nurses, Annie Hager, ..

Arizona woman born without arms learned to fly plane with just her FEET and became licensed pilot

Woman born without arms becomes the first licensed pilot to fly a plane with just her FEETJessica Cox, 36, from Phoenix, Arizona, was born with no armsThe condition, known as amelia, is so rare that it's unknown how many people in the US are affectedIn 2005, Cox began training to fly airplanes with dual controls, with one foot on the yoke and the other on the throttleCox became certified in October 2008 by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly an Ercoupe, a light aircraft with a single engine By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:10 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 18:25 EDT, 21 May 2019
An Arizona woman has become the first licensed pilot in the US without arms after she learned to fly a plane with her feet.
Jessica Cox, 36, from Phoenix, was born with a rare condition that caused her to not develop her upper limbs in the womb.
She learned to use her feet to do everything from play piano, drive a car, become a certified scuba diver and earn a third-..

Scans reveal how pollution may alter anxious children’s brain chemicals

Scans reveal pollution may fuel anxiety in children by altering their brain chemicals and structuresMore than 90 percent of children around the world live in areas where the air is dangerously pollutedAir pollution – especially the type produced by cars – is linked to higher risks of asthma, heart and lung diseases, obesity and diabetes in people of all ages Studies suggest that children's lungs and brains are particularly vulnerable, raising risks of behavioral and mood disorders A new University of Cincinnati study scanned the brains of children and revealed high levels of a metabolite in those that lived in polluted areas and had anxiety By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:01 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 18:01 EDT, 21 May 2019
Air pollution from cars' exhaust fumes may be altering the structure of children's brains to make them more anxious, new research suggests.
Researchers have long noted higher rates of mental illness, learni..

2,000 pounds of hot dogs pulled over metal pieces and granola contained bits of rock, glass, plastic

Recalls strike meat lovers AND vegan health nuts: 2,000 pounds of hot dogs pulled for containing 'metal pieces' and a granola customer found 'bits of rock, glass and plastic' in their breakfastVienna Beef, a more than century old meat provider, found metal in its hot dogsA customer of Purely Elizabeth reported bits of rock, glass or plastic in granola By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:39 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 17:39 EDT, 21 May 2019
Food recalls are blighting meat eaters and health nuts alike.
On Saturday, Vienna Beef recalled 2,000 pounds of hot dogs after an inspector found some contained pieces of metal.
On Monday, there was a nationwide recall of Purely Elizabeth granola – sold everywhere from Amazon to Target to Whole Foods – after a customer reported finding pieces of plastic, glass and rock in amongst their crumble.
Both incidences, thought to stem from manufacturing issues, come amid a rise in food recalls in recent year..

Scientists are recruiting women for marijuana in pregnancy study

Scientists are recruiting pregnant women who use marijuana to study the drug's effects on babies' brainsThe project at the University of Washington School of Medicine is called 'Moms + Marijuana'It is the latest in a string of studies racing to deliver some concrete information as cannabis use increases all overMost women believe cannabis does little to no harm to a fetus, according to researchACOG says there is not enough evidence to recommend it, so scientists are trying to work out what the risks (or benefits) are By Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:20 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 17:01 EDT, 21 May 2019
Researchers are recruiting 70 pregnant women who use cannabis to examine the effects of the drug on infants' brains.
The 'Moms + Marijuana' project at the University of Washington School of Medicine is the latest in a string of studies racing to deliver some concrete information as cannabis use increases in every group, ..

Woman who was napping in the backseat of her friend’s car was left paralyzed in a horrific crash

Woman, 28, who was napping in the backseat of her friend's car was paralyzed in a horrific crash that left her unable to eat or drink for monthsTammy Le, 28, from San Jose, California, was napping in the back seat of a friend's car when they swerved after another driver cut them off in April 2008She was rushed to the hospital where doctors discovered two vertebrae were shattered and her spine required reconstructionDoctors told Le, then age 17, she was paralyzed from the accident and would be a quadriplegic for the rest of her lifeLe has since regained some movement in her arms and hands and wants her recovery to inspire others to not give up hopeBy Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com and Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 13:05 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 15:59 EDT, 21 May 2019
A woman who was napping in the backseat of her friend's car woke up to find herself paralyzed from the chest down after a horrific car crash.
In April 2008, Tammy Le, from San Jose,..

ABC correspondent opens up about suicidal thoughts and family suicides

ABC foreign correspondent describes contemplating taking his own life years after losing his father and grandfather to suicideJames Longman, 32, is a successful foreign correspondent for ABC He also suffers depression and lost both his father and paternal grandfather to suicideLongman opened up to Dr Jennifer Ashton about contemplating his own suicide Since then, he has become passionate about researching the genetics and risk factors of suicide and advocating for sufferers to open up about depression By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:44 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 15:56 EDT, 21 May 2019
ABC foreign correspondent James Longman revealed he once considered taking his own life in a heart-wrenching interview on Life After Suicide.
At just 32, Longman has risen and prominence as a journalist, covering everything from terror attacks to a subject closer to home: mental health.
Longman endures episodes of depression, his father's and grandfather&..

Brain-training game could make pensioners better drivers

Brain-training game could make pensioners better drivers – and they only need to play it for 20 minutes a dayGame tested older people's reaction times, attention spans and memoriesAfter six weeks of playing the game, they did better in a driving test Players only had to complete the game for 20 minutes a day, five days a week By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 14:10 EDT, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 14:14 EDT, 21 May 2019
A video game could help elderly people stay safe on the roads, research suggests.
A study found older people who played a game that tested their reaction times, attention spans and memories while 'driving' performed better behind the wheel in real life six weeks later.
And the pensioners only had to play the game, which was set up to their home TVs, for 20 minutes a day for five days a week to reap the benefits.
Players were shown a pink musical note that moved around the above white circle. They had to quickly push ..

‘Please don’t let us die’: Three cystic fibrosis sufferers beg the NHS to fund ‘wonder drug’

'Please don't let us die': Three cystic fibrosis sufferers beg the NHS to fund 'wonder drug' Orkambi that still isn't available a year after Theresa May promised to take actionOrkambi can slow decline in lung function by 42% for around 50% of CF peopleThe NHS has been in a price gridlock over the drug with Vertex for three yearsToddler Lorcán Maguire's family may move to the Republic of Ireland for the drugHannah Chuew, 23, said she watched her sister die as she continues to fight CFShiloh Howells, nine, could avoid a lung transplant in the next couple of yearsBy Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 04:56 EDT, 17 May 2019 | Updated: 13:52 EDT, 21 May 2019
It's been hailed as a wonder drug with the potential to extend the lives of thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.
But patients across the UK still can't get their hands on Orkambi – despite it being a year since Theresa May promised to take action.
The drug, w..

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