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Fisher-Price Recall announced for Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleepers

Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Infant Sleeper - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall, on behalf of Fisher-Price Inc., of around 800,000 Newborn Rock ‘N Play Sleepers do to possible mold exposure. Consumers who have an infant sleeper involved in the recall that has mold should stop using the unit. The recall does not include current units that are on store shelves.

The recalled infant sleepers were sold at mass merchandise retail stores nationally and online since September 2009. They retailed between $50 and $85. Additionally, only the products that have mold are being recalled. The Rock ‘N Play sleepers came in 14 different patterns and colors and were designed for babies weighing up to 25 pounds. A metal rocking frame suspends the soft plastic seat. A fabric cover is removable.

Beta Blockers taken for High Blood Pressure might prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that men who took beta-blockers for treating high blood pressure were less likely to have brain shrinkage and other anomalies that could signal Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of dementia.

The Honolulu-Asia Aging Study involved 774 elderly Japanese-American men. After the men died, autopsies were conducted. Six-hundred-ten out of 774 men had high blood pressure or were being treated with high blood pressure medication.

Less than half, around 350, of the men had been taking blood pressure medication; 15 percent took only beta blocker medication, 18 percent took beta blockers with one or more other hypertensive medications, and the remaining took another type of blood pressure medication with no beta blockers.

New Year’s Resolutions bring Weight Loss Programs Center Stage

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(Best Syndication News) - With the New Year comes a list of resolutions or goals that people want to achieve during the coming year. One of the top goals is to lose weight and to get physically fit. To help get on the right track, there are many weight loss programs and books available. Many of the weight loss programs cost money, but there are some free ones available.

Some of the trends in weight loss are counting and tracking the calories you eat, focusing on eating nutritionally dense foods, keeping physically active, and staying away from processed foods. Here are some of the weight loss tools that are interesting in 2013.

Lack of Coenzyme Q10 and Impaired Energy Production may cause Muscle Pain when taking Statins

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that low levels of coenzyme Q10 and glucose intolerance might be factors that contribute to muscle pain symptoms with people taking statins to lower LDL cholesterol levels. The findings were reported in the Journal of American College of Cardiology.

Around 75 percent of people who take statins could complain of having muscle pain, explained Professor Flemming Dela from the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen. This research demonstrates that statins affect the muscle’s ability to produce energy.

TFP5 compound shows promise to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers injected TFP5 molecules into mice with Alzheimer’s disease and were able to restore their memory function. The new findings were published in the January 2013 issue of the FASEB Journal.

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health injected TFP5 molecules into mice that had a disease similar to the Alzheimer’s disease in humans. To measure against a control group, other brain diseased mice were injected with a placebo. The mice that received the TFP5 molecules had their symptoms reversed and they had regained their memory while the placebo group continued to decline as expected. The TFP5 did not demonstrate any toxic side effects in the mice.

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