MedDay – April 10, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to immediately recall the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper.
It’s been tied to 32 sleep-related infant deaths and the AAP is warning parents to stop using the sleeper now.

A number of states with high opioid abuse is blocking nurses from prescribing addiction medication, according to a new study. University of California San Francisco researchers found nurse practioners in Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are unable to prescribe buprenorphine which reduces opiate withdrawal symptoms and cravings even though nurses are allowed to prescribe it under federal law.

New research from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute finds high-dose vitamin D delays the progression of advanced colorectal cancer. Patients who took 4-thousand international units of vitamin D every day were 36 percent less likely to die or have their cancer grow over a nearly 2-year period.

And Parkinson’s disease patients who spent time moving through a virtual reality world like this one…improved their balance and their ability to make their way around obstacles. Researchers at the University of Utah say patients were less likely to fall in real life after navigating their way in a V-R world 30 minutes every day for 6 weeks.

Those are some of today’s top health stories.
Hilary Lane, CBS News, New York.

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