Friday, March 25th, 2011
Study: Moms, kids more overweight than they think
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York asked 111 women and 111 children a series of questions about their age, income and body size. They also measured their height and weight. About 80% of participants were Hispanic. The rest were black, Asian or white.They were shown pictorial images of different body silhouettes representing a range of weights, including underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese and extremely obese. Many heavy-set moms and children think they are slimmer than they actually are, a new study shows. It’s a trend that pediatricians and other doctors have noticed. (USA Today)
Two-thirds of alcohol wipes contaminated with bacteria
Two-thirds of tested samples of alcohol prep pads tied to a massive recall, serious infections and death were contaminated with dangerous bacteria, including tainted products from eight of 10 separate lots, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday offered more detail about problems with medical wipes manufactured by H&P Industries Inc., which does business as the Triad Group of Hartland, Wis.