Learn about how car seats may be a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in this medical report.
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From Montreal, sitting in a car seat may be a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Researchers noted that for babies under the age of one month, sleeping in the sitting position raised the risk of SIDS by four times. So if you have a young baby, be really careful; limit their time in the car seat and pay extra attention on long drives. From Galveston, a diabetic man is in critical condition after acquiring an infection while swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He was swimming with open ulcers and became infected with flesh-eating bacteria that has now spread to his blood. So be careful about swimming with open wounds especially if you have a weak immune system. From Missouri, co-rumination or excessively talking about your problems with others may not be good for your health. Researchers noted that talking excessively about one's problems raised the risk for depression and anxiety in young girls. And finally from London, Sorry Linus, but Vitamin C doesn't prevent colds. A review of 30 papers, which included over 11,000 participants, showed that vitamin C lowered colds by only 4%. But for those who exercise hard and live in a very cold place, taking more than 200 milligrams can lower the risk by nearly 50%. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Sanjay Sharma.
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