Sisters against SIDS
|Updated: 10/03/2012 6:03 pm
||Published: 10/03/2012 5:26 pm
A group of African American sororities in Arkansas are uniting to fight sudden infant death syndrome - also known as SIDS.
In Arkansas, the death rate from SIDS is almost three times higher than the national average.
SIDS usually occurs in the first 28 days of an infant's life.
The Aka's, Deltas, Zetas, and Sigma Gamma Rhos along with the Arkansas Department of Health are starting a new program to help prevent SIDS.
The goal is to educate all women on safe sleep practices for infants.
According to the CDC, African Americans have a rate of SIDS - twice the rate in Caucasians.
Blood pressure and IQ
If you're pregnant and have high blood pressure, it may affect your child's thinking skills later in life.
Researchers tested the thinking abilities of nearly 400 men - once at age 21, and again in their late sixties.
The men, whose moms had high blood pressure while pregnant, scored lower on these tests than those whose moms did not have it.
Findings appear in the journal "Neurology."
Vitamin D levels
It seems the common cold is an inevitable annoyance we all have to suffer through.
And don't expect any help from supplements, like Vitamin D.
Vitamin d struck out in the latest study on whether it can help prevent or shorten the common cold.
Researchers found that increasing Vitamin D levels does not provide any additional protection against colds.
The new study suggests - as a supplement - it's powerless to fight off respiratory infections, even in high doses.