MedDay – April 22, 2019


New York (CBS News) – Most infant suffocation deaths in bed are due to unsafe sleep practices according to a new review of 250 cases published in the journal “Pediatrics”. Doctors renewed recommendations that infants should sleep alone, on their backs, with no soft toys or bedding.  

A new study suggests the rates of cancer patients using marijuana to manage their pain have increased in recent years.  Doctors at the University of California San Diego say  people with cancer were also more than twice as likely to use prescription opioids than people without cancer.

And even a little exercise can help you have a healthier brain as you age. Researchers in Boston found every additional hour of even light activity took more than a year off the aging of the brain. 

Those are some of the day’s top health stories. Tom Hanson, CBS News, New York

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