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Health News for 04/28/12

April 28, 2012

Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Poor mothers who are single or who have depression are more likely to overfeed their infants by adding cereal to baby bottles, a practice that can lead to excess weight gain in infants, a new study reveals.
Parents' Poor Math Skills May = Medication Errors

Parents with poor math skills are more likely than others to give incorrect doses of medicine to their children, a new study finds.
Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study

Even when they report severe pain, black children and teens are less likely than white youngsters to receive medication for abdominal pain when they're treated in U.S. emergency departments, a new study finds.

 

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