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An 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that abnormalities in the lower brainstem affecting serotonin production may be a major predisposing factor in the occurrence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in infants.  The neurotransmitter serotonin is best known for its mood-regulating characteristics (many current antidepressant drugs affect the regulation...
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public health advisory telling parents NOT to use over-the-counter cold and cough medicines for children under the age of two.  Such medications, says the FDA, can cause rapid heart rates, convulsions, and even death. According to Charles Ganley, M.D., director of the FDA’s Office of Nonprescription...
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