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Cord blood vitamin D linked to pediatric RTI risk

Posted January 13, 2014

South Korean researchers say that encouraging pregnant women to spend more time outdoors or to increase their vitamin D supplementation may reduce the number of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in their infants.

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Nutritional intervention for pediatric inpatients decrease hospital stay and costs

Posted October 15, 2013

A new study has found that the use of oral nutritional supplements provided to pediatric patients during hospitalization was associated with a decrease in length of stay of 14.8 percent and a decrease in hospital stay costs of $1,768 per patient.

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Research shows Vitamin D levels drop after pediatric heart surgery, increasing sickness

Posted June 26, 2013

Until now, there has been no research dedicated to the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). However, over the past few years, researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Cardiovascular Surgery Program teamed with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group to understand the impact of cardiac surgery on the Vitamin D status of infants and children, to be printed next month in Anesthesiology.

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Alternative Medicine Use High Among Pediatric Patients

Posted January 15, 2013

A rising number of children in Canada with chronic illnesses are trying alternative medicines or therapies, but aren’t necessarily informing their doctors they are doing so. In the treatment of chronic illnesses, it is not uncommon for people to use other remedies including herbal, homeopathic, or vitamins that have the potential to interact adversely with doctor-recommended treatment.

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Rosemary Essential Oil May Boost Brain Performance

Posted April 30, 2012

Hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties, we still have a lot to learn about the effects of rosemary. Now researchers writing in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE, have shown for the first time that blood levels of a rosemary oil component correlate with improved cognitive performance.

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