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SIDS, Wrong Medicine & Alzheimer's

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A new study on sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, finds 69% of the time, the infant was sharing a bed with an adult.
The research published in the journal Pediatrics tracked more than 8,000 SIDS cases over an 8-year period.
Researchers also noted most of the infants who were bed-sharing were younger than 4-months old.

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In another Pediatrics study, researchers found more than 40% of all parents give their children the wrong dosage of medicine because they get confused by units of measurement, like milliliters, teaspoons and tablespoons.
The study authors as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control want drug makers to use the millimeter as the single standard unit of measurement for pediatric liquid medication.

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And new research finds activities that stimulate the mind and move the body are the best ways to protect against Alzheimer's disease.
Wisconsin researchers found people at risk for Alzheimer's who also read books and played games had higher test scores.
A separate Mayo Clinic study found people with mild cognitive impairment who also exercised in their 50's and 60's decreased their risk of developing dementia.
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