Probiotic Disappoints in Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus no better than placebo for preventing diarrhea and vomiting at 14 days. In one trial, Stephen B. Freedman, MD, of the University of Calgary in Alberta, and colleagues from the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Probiotic Regimen for Outpatient Gastroenteritis Utility of Treatment Trial Group, enrolled 886 children ages 3 months to 4 years […]
AMA Delegates Back Physician Freedom in Opioid Prescribing.
CDC guidelines are well-intentioned but shouldn’t restrict prescribing, they say. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The CDC’s guidelines on the use of opioids for pain management are well-intentioned, but some insurers and pharmacists have used them to restrict providing and need to be discouraged from doing so, members of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of […]
Household Cleaning Products Might Contribute to Childhood Overweight.
Regular use of household cleaning products might contribute to risk for overweight in childhood by altering children’s gut microbiota, according to research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Anita L. Kozyrskyj, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and colleagues also found that children who lived in homes that used eco-friendly cleaners had different microbiota […]