Mum Mum's Blog Report: Experts Concerned over Stores Antibiotic Giveaways; Gluten Free Recipe of the Month: Hearty Granola; Sena
Posted Feb 10 2009 10:19am
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This is a selection of recent popular blogs from Mum Mum, where parents can find information on everything to do with babies and parenting with an emphasis on health and nutrition.
Experts Concerned over Stores Antibiotic Giveaways
While antibiotics have many saved lives, the over-use of the medication has lead to antibiotic resistance; a phenomenon health experts warn is becoming a serious problem. As the post explains, chain pharmacy and grocery stores are giving away free antibiotics to people with prescriptions as a means of attracting new customers. Some stores are even going as far as to say antibiotics are remedies for the current cold and flu season. While antibiotics are able to treat certain cold causing bacteria, many flu-like symptoms arise as a result of a virus for which antibiotics are ineffective. Antibiotics resistance occurs when bacteria become immune to antibiotics, a condition which the Centers for Disease Control has named one of the worlds most pressing health problems .
Gluten Free Recipe of the Month: Hearty Granola
Enjoying a bowl of cereal or granola may be long forgotten for those on a gluten free diet. Mum Mums gluten free recipe of the month, however, features some good old-fashioned hearty granola. Made with gluten free oats, this recipe allows a lot of room for creativity and personal preference of dried fruit or nuts added in as well as being free from other common allergens. The gluten free status of oats is widely debated and recent research has found that many of the adverse reactions from oats for celiacs is due to cross-contamination during processing. The recipe recommends using only certified gluten free oats and starting with small amounts to ensure no reaction occurs.
Senate Passes SCHIP Bill
The much anticipated State Childrens Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP) just passed in the Senate following the Houses approval a few weeks ago. The post reveals the bill will not only help vastly improve the number of children obtaining health insurance but will also provide mental health care insurance that equals that of medical health for the first time ever. As the number of uninsured Americans is at an all time high, the bill is aimed at helping children in families who fall between income levels: making too much to qualify for Medicaid yet not enough to afford other health insurance.
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