Children’s Health Expert Talks ‘Safe to Sleep’, SUID

Children’s Health Medical Center is utilizing its preventative services to battle sudden unexpected infant death. The hospital’s Safe to Sleep campaign has been revamped in order to highlight SUID as a persistent issue in the U.S., after a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that “ethnic [and] racial disparities persist in rates of sudden unexpected infant deaths.” Full Story

Baylor Scott & White Health Researchers Determine Aspirin Intake Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Health have found aspirin can influence the growth of cultured colorectal cancer cells, which explains why aspirin is more effective in some patients than others. Previous studies have shown taking 600 milligrams of aspirin per day for two years can reduce colorectal cancer incidence by 63 percent. According to Baylor, the growth of the cancer cells results from a variety of “different mutational backgrounds,” resulting in some patients having a stronger reaction to the medication. Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of gastrointestinal research and translational genomics and oncology at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute,… Full Story