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Group Propose Increase Of Legal Smoking Age

Posted On March 12, 2015

(Undated) -- Raising the age when people can legally buy tobacco to 21 could save thousands of lives. That's the conclusion of a report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The study notes that four states do not allow people to legally buy tobacco products until they are 19, while nearly 60 communities across the…

Orange County Infant Receives New Heart

Posted On March 12, 2015

(Huntington Beach, CA) -- An infant in Southern California has a new heart. Doctors say the right side of Davyn Eggleton's heart did not form, and just 23-days after he was born officials found a match on the heart transplant list. The donor heart was the size of a strawberry but surgeons were precise and…

Half Of Moms Quit Breastfeeding Too Soon

Posted On March 12, 2015

(Norman, OK) -- While breastfeeding offers health benefits for the mother and child, researchers say fewer than half of all new moms continue to breastfeed after six months. Becky Mannel with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center says baby formula just can't compare.   Studies show breast milk protects babies from developing acute and…

PTSD Linked To Immune System

Posted On March 12, 2015

(Undated) -- Scientists say there is a link between the immune system and genetic markers for post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers took blood samples from nearly 200 U.S. Marines before and after they went into combat zones. The researchers found groups of genes that regulate the body's first line of defense were linked to PTSD in…

Federal Health Study Website Underused

Posted On March 12, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- A federal government website set up specifically to report the results of critical medical trials is not being used by researchers. Congress authorized the use of ClinicalTrials.gov in the year 2000 to report medical trial data, and expanded the law in 2007 to require that summary results of all trials be reported…