the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Influenza or Flu is a seasonal disease which outbreaks in various countries including United States. This flu epidemic mostly emerges during winter season. It can affect all age groups but is usually most severe in the very old and very young. In the United States alone an estimated 36 000 people die each year from influenza and accompanying opportunistic infections and complications.
In a study of almost 500 babies published last Monday it was found that using a fan in order to create air circulation would seem to decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The standard advice to prevent SIDS is to put infants sleeping on their backs. It is also recommended by Experts to use a firm mattress remove pillows toys and other clutter from cribs and to ensure the baby does not get too warm. Advocating such practices resulted in a more than fifty-percent reduction in the number of SIDS deaths: from almost 5 000 a decade ago to 2 100 today.
Kids love video games and we all know that they would play them for hours if they were permitted. In the interests of getting them some exercise we often curtail that activity however studies in Hong Kong however show that playing active versions of the games will help to prevent obesity in children. In point of fact the children who played the active video games had a higher heart rate burned as many as four times the calories in a minute than children who played the more passive variety of video games. The lead researcher Alison M.