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Hospitals overprescribing antibiotics, sleep machines not too good for your baby -- studies

Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 00:42

March 8 - A new CDC report says some hospitals may be overprescribing antibiotics, while a study released by Pediatrics journal says 'white noise' sleep machines may not be good for your baby. Gavino Garay reports.

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The Center for Disease Control is asking hospitals to improve the way antibiotics are prescribed by using a new checklist. A recent report by the CDC says doctors at certain hospitals may be prescribing up to three times as many antibiotics as doctors at other hospitals. Also in health news -- infant sleep machines may not be too good for your baby's hearing. A new study in the Pediatrics journal says that if the popular so-called 'white noise' sleep machines are kept at full volume in a room with a sleeping baby, it may be hazardous to the child's hearing. Lead researchers in the study suggest that parents place the machines as far away from infants as possible. They also suggest setting the volume as low as possible.

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Hospitals overprescribing antibiotics, sleep machines not too good for your baby -- studies

Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 00:42