Posts Tagged ‘children’

Energy drinks are dangerous and can leave children hospitalised, warn doctors

Energy drinks such as Red Bull should be as closely regulated as alcohol, tobacco and prescription medicines, doctors have warned. A study claimed high-caffeine drinks could cause seizures, strokes or even sudden death in children, and those with diabetes or behavioural disorders were most at risk. Researchers found some beverages claiming to boost energy levels contained three to five times as much caffeine as an eight-ounce fizzy drink. ... read more >>

Tobacco Smoke Exposure Raises Blood Pressure In Young Children

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke in adults, but the prevention of these conditions begins during childhood. While most cases of high blood pressure in children younger than 10 are the result of another medical conditions, more and more are being attributed to environmental factors, such as being overweight, eating a poor diet, and exposure to tobacco smoke. ... read more >>

Nicole Richie looks chic and stylish as she takes her children to a play centre

She is only taking her children on a casual outing to the local play centre. But Nicole Richie may well have put the other mothers in the shade with her chic and stylish outfit. The 29-year-old star looked ultra fashionable in a bright orange beret, black jacket, striped top and skinny black jeans as she took her daughter Harlow, two, and one-year-old son Sparrow to the centre near her home in Los Angeles. ... read more >>

Protecting Our Children from the Dangers of Smoking

The President expressed his appreciation for Senator Ted Kennedy above all today. Lamenting that the senator could not be there for the signing of Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, he called it “change that’s been decades in the making.” By all accounts, it is the strongest measure protecting children from the dangers of smoking to date – read the fact sheet for all of the details. ... read more >>

Candy-Like Tobacco Products Can Poison Children

A new generation of smokeless, flavored tobacco products that look like breath mints or breath-freshening strips may be life-threatening for children who mistake them for candy, according to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read more >>

Ban smoking in cars to save children, say doctors

Smoking should be banned in all cars to save children from the health dangers caused by passive inhalation, says a report from the Royal College of Physicians. Doctors are calling for urgent action after figures revealed passive smoking triggers 22,000 cases of asthma and wheezing in children every year. ... read more >>

The Movies, Cigarettes, and Our Children

The death of Marlon Brando reminds us of the power of the movies to create a lasting image. Half a century after Brando wowed audiences with his torn undershirt, it is still that image that we remember – not the overweight, aging Brando of recent decades. Much has changed in 50 years, and the smoldering Brando seems almost quaint by today’s movie standards. But one thing hasn’t changed: a cigarette hanging from his lips is still part of the bad-boy image. And smoking is still part of a sexy and strong image of women in movies, too. ... read more >>

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Perhaps because it’s obvious, or because it often seems contrary to the American lifestyle, the fact that staying healthy is the most cost-effective way to beat soaring health-care costs doesn’t get much notice. ... read more >>

Parents face ban on smoking in front of children

Stopping parents lighting up at home, or in cars, if they are with their children will form part of an aggressive new anti-smoking campaign to be launched by ministers this week. ... read more >>

Nicotine Levels Higher in Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in the Home

New research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, supports the World Health Initiative’s efforts for a home smoking ban, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Specifically, hair nicotine concentrations were higher in children exposed to secondhand smoke at home, and the younger the children, the higher the concentration under the same level of secondhand smoke exposure at home. ... read more >>

Safety concerns prompt park rule changes

Clearing the way to ban smoking in county-run parks and requiring life vests for children in public waterways are among proposed changes to the rules governing San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Department. One such change would require children younger than 13 to wear life vests, a move meant to encourage use of the life-saving devices, particularly in the river accessible at the Mokelumne River Day Use Park below the Camanche Dam and the Stillman Magee Park in Clements, county officials said.
“It’s really a safety issue,” said Leroy Ornellas, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors. “It can be a treacherous bit of river.” ... read more >>