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Increasing Numbers Of US Mothers Choosing To Share A Bed With Their Infants.
On its “Morning Edition” program and in its “Goats and Soda” blog, NPR (5/21) reports on the increasing trend in the US for mothers choosing “to share a bed with their infants,” a practice that “goes against medical advice in the US.” For example, “the American Academy of Pediatrics is opposed to bed-sharing,” writing “in its 2016 recommendations for pediatricians” that “it ‘should be avoided at all times’ with a ‘[full-]term normal-weight infant younger than 4 months.’” The AAP “says the practice puts babies at risk for sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation and accidental strangulation.” The AAP continues to stand “by its universal recommendation against bed-sharing, says Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, a pediatrician at Cooper University Health Care and a member of the AAP’s Task Force on SIDS.”
Greater Amounts Of Electronic Use Throughout The Day May Be Associated With Decreased Sleep Duration, Increase In Insomnia, Depressive Symptoms In Teens.
U.S. News & World Report (6/5) reports, “Greater amounts of electronic use throughout the day are linked to decreased sleep duration and an increase in insomnia and depressive symptoms in adolescents,” researchers concluded after surveying some “3,134 adolescents with a mean age of 15.6 years.” The findings were presented at “SLEEP 2018, the 32nd annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies” and simultaneously published in the journal Sleep.
JUUL Labs Announces Campaign To Inform Parents Of Risks Of Teen Use.
The Washington Times (6/6) reports JUUL Labs announced a public service campaign for June that will appear in print, online and on radio in “select markets” to better inform parents of their products and “the dangers of use by teenagers.” The ad reads, “JUUL is for adult smokers. If you don’t smoke or vape, don’t start.”
And I would not recommend it for adult smokers whom I would encourage to become adult non-smokers.