News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms Oct 13, 2008
News to know:
Docs double kids' vitamin D recommendation
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D. Evidence suggests vitamin D may help reduce risks for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
To meet the new recommendation of 400 units daily, millions of children--including breast-fed infants--will need to take daily vitamin D supplements, the AAP said.
Limit on cold remedies for kids was FDA's idea
A recent announcement by drug companies no longer recommending cough and cold remendies for children under 4 was the Food and Drug Administration's idea. The FDA also recommended the limit be for age 4 rather than age 6, as recommended by pediatricians.
Many women unaware of obesity-cancer link
Many women don't know that obesity increases their risk of several types of cancer, according to a survey in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Women who were overweight were four times more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining, the research said, and obese women also are at greater risk of breast and colon cancer.
Newest celebrity Mommy-Come-Lately: Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley, 40, gave birth to twin daughters on Oct. 7th by Caesarean section. Presley is married to music producere Michael Lockwood. Presley also has a 19-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son from a previous marriage.