John H. Keefe III, D.C.
CONDITION OF THE WEEK:Toddlers’ sleep problems tied to behavior issues later In a long-term study, toddlers who slept less than 10 hours a night or woke frequently at night tended to have more emotional and behavioral problems at age five. The risk was higher for internalizing problems, like being emotionally reactive, anxious or depressed, than for externalizing problems, like attention deficit or aggression. Chronic sleep problems can also cause shifts in stress hormones. Early sleep issues may be part of the reason for later emotional or behavioral problems, but many other factors, like child temperament and parental mental health, may be important as well. Kids respond great to chiropractic care sleep patterns usually improve when nervous system isn’t under pressure.
DIET: Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Agree to Remove Flame Retardant Chemical from Their ProductsBowing to public pressure, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have both agreed to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from all of their beverages in the near future. BVO, first patented as a flame retardant, contains bromine, which has been found accumulating in people’s bodies and in women’s breast milk. Bromine is a toxic endocrine disruptor that can damage your thyroid and lead to cancer, infertility, schizophrenia, and many other serious diseases. BVO is banned across Europe and Japan, but in the US is still permitted under “interim” status, pending safety studies—for the last 44 years. FDA says studying BVO is not a priority for them at this time because it’s “not a public health risk” and shares interim status with saccharin, mannitol, and acrylonitrile.
IN THE NEWS: AstraZeneca’s diabetes drug Onglyza may increase death rate, FDA saysAstraZeneca Plc’s diabetes drug Onglyza may be associated with an increased rate of death, according to a preliminary review of data by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s sad when a patient goes to a doctor with a health problem and the treatment ends up killing them. Most people think that a drug wouldn’t be on the market unless it is both “safe and effective”. But drug after drug has shown this is not the case. The problem is the FDA allows the drug company to do all of the testing. And drugs like this get by the process. “The overall trial results did not reveal a higher death risk, but a more detailed analysis examining only patients who took the drug suggests “a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality,” the review found. Over 2000 people a week every week 52 weeks a year for the past 50 years die from taking prescription drugs. Chiropractic and natural healthcare is both safe and effective.
FUNNY BONE:“It’s April 15, tax day. The federal tax code is over 74,000 pages long. But stick with it because after page 72,000, it gets really good.” – Conan O’Brien”Wikipedia is the first place I go when I’m looking for knowledge… or when I want to create some.” —Stephen Colbert, ”I Am America”
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