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Calcium Supplements Doubles The Risk For Polyps

In this study, researchers assumed that calcium supplementation might reduce the development of precancerous colorectal polyps. It didn't. Calcium supplementation alone more than doubled the risk for serrated sessile adenomas or polyps (SSA/Ps), and when combined with vitamin D, it almost quadrupled the risk. The study has published online in Gut.

Early Alcohol Use in Kids Is a Risky Behavior

According to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist, parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence.

Kick goals: Crucial Ingredients To Win Soccer

Associate Professor Anthony Leicht from James Cook University's Sport and Exercise Science group was part of an international team of scientists who examined variables within 240 matches in the Chinese Super League (China's top-ranked league).

Saline in Intravenous Fluid, more Concerns Raised

A new set of studies has explored the saline used in intravenous fluids in hospitals and found that they may not be as safe as earlier believed. These two large studies have found that the presently used concentration of saline leads to an increased risk of kidney damage and death and replacing them with an alternate fluid could reduce the deaths by 50,000 to 70,000 and reduce the number of kidney failures by 100,000 annually in the U.S.

Food Allergies and Childhood Growth Patterns

Children who experience persistent allergies to cow's milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a retrospective chart review to be presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology/World Allergy Organization (AAAAI/WAO) Joint Conference.