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Vagabundo Paletas Candy from Mexico contains Excessive amounts of Lead

Vagabundo Paletas Candy recall - CDPH

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health warned consumers that the Vagabundo Paletas Candy that is imported from Mexico contains excessive amounts of lead. The limit set by the state of California for lead in food is 0.10 parts per million, the candy tested at 0.61 parts per million for lead.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the CDPH and the state health officer, warned consumers not to eat the candy because of the risk of lead exposure.

Crown Wholesale located in Paramount, California imports the Vagabundo Paletas candy from Mexico. The company begun a voluntary recall and is working with the CDPH to work on removing all of the candy from being sold to consumers.

Autism Rates higher than before says new CDC Report

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are more children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder; a 78 percent increase since their 2007 autism report. The latest report showed a 23 percent increase from their 2009 report.

The new estimates show one in every 88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The CDC found that some areas in the nation had higher rates, while others had considerably lower rates.

Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism - at a rate of 1 out of 54, while one in 252 girls are diagnosed. Black children had a 91 percent increase, and Hispanic children had a 110 percent increase. More children are being diagnosed earlier, with some as young as the 3 years old.

Thyme Herbal Remedy used for Acne Treatment has Antibacterial Benefits

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University found that a tincture of thyme was more effective as an antibacterial acne treatment than concentrations of benzoyl peroxide. The researchers presented their findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin that is going on this week.

The study involved testing tinctures of thyme, marigold, and myrrh on bacterium that is known to cause acne. The bacteria engaging the skin pores cause the development of white heads to puss-filled cysts. Out of the three tinctures, the thyme was the most effective anti-bacterial effect than marigold, or myrrh. All three had anti-bacterial properties. However, the thyme tincture was more potent than standard concentrations of benzol peroxide for antibacterial properties.

ADHD Diagnosis in Children increased 66 Percent in Last Decade

ADHD Diagnosis in Children increased 66 Percent in Last Decade - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A new study found that there was a 66 percent increase in children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the last decade. The study also found that more specialists were treating children for ADHD than the primary care physicians. The study results are published in the March/April issue of the journal Academic Pediatrics.

Craig Garfield, M.D., first author of the study, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, suggested that medical doctors have recognized the symptoms of ADHD more than before, which might be the cause for an increase in the number of cases diagnosed.

Children with Snoring and Apnea have higher risk for Behavior Problems

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(Best Syndication News) - A six-year study of over 11,000 children found that young children who have obstructed breathing while sleeping increased their risk of having behavior problems. The children were reported to have suffered more hyperactivity, aggressiveness, emotional symptoms, and trouble getting along with peers.

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University published their findings in today’s online edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes symptoms of snoring, breathing through the mouth, and sleep apnea. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Health and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) estimate that 1 in 10 children snore on a regular basis. Around 2 to 4 percent of children have sleep apnea. Children that have SDB often have enlarged tonsils or adenoids.

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