HealthWatch: Pediatricians Can Prescribe Physical Activity; MIT Scientists Identify Powerful Antibio


ONLY ABOUT A QUARTER OF AMERICAN KIDS ARE GETTING ENOUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS HAS ISSUED ACTUAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO PEDIATRICIANS ON HOW TO GET KIDS MOVING? I FEEL LIKE WE TALK ABOUT THIS A LOT, AND THEY ARE COMING OUT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS. KIDS AND TEENS SHOULD GET AN HOUR OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVERY SINGLE DAY, BUT MOST ARE FALLING SHORT OF THAT GOAL AND TEEN GIRLS AS WELL AS THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THEY’RE ASKING YOU TO SCREEN CHILDREN AT EVERY VISIT TO WORK WITH THEIR CAREGIVERS TO SORT OF SET THE STRATEGIES, GETTING THEM MORE ACTIVE, ESPECIALLY THE WHOLE FAMILY AND SO THEY COULD MODEL GOOD BEHAVIOR AS WELL. AND TWO RIGHT PHYSICAL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR EXERCISE. SOMETIMES IF PARENTS GET A PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAYS YOUR CHILD SHOULD EXERCISE AN HOUR A DAY, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO DO IT. CAN YOU IMAGINE DOING THAT? I CAN, I HAVE NOT DONE IT BECAUSE I DO URGENT CARE, SO WE DON’T ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THOSE THINGS AND I HAVE SEEN IT DONE. YOU KNOW IF IT HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT, THEN IT IS WORTH IT. EXACTLY. BECOMING INCREASINGLY RESISTANT. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME, BUT USING THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, LOCAL SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW POWERFUL ANTIBIOTIC. SO EXPLAIN THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW DRUGS DEVELOPED OVER THE FEW YEARS, BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT? NOT A LOT AND THERE IS NOT A LOT ON THE PIPELINE BECAUSE IT IS COSTLY AND THAT IT WILL BE TIME CAB CONSUMING. THEY WILL SCREEN THOUSANDS TO KILL BACTERIA WITHOUT REALLY HURTING THEMSELVES OR BEING TOXIC. AND THEY FOUND ONE THAT THEY ACTUALLY NAMED AFTER THE AI SYSTEM IN THAT MOVIE OF 2001 IF YOU REMEMBER AND SO THEY TESTED T AGAINST DOZENS OF BACTERIA AND THEY FOUND THAT IT WILL KILL MANY STRAINS AND THEY THEN USED IT ON AN OINTMENT FORM TO CLEAR THE BACTERIA THAT WILL BE RESISTANT TO ALL OUT THERE AND SO THEY ARE HOPING TO WORK WITH A COMPANY OR A NON-PROFIT TO TRY TO MAKE THAT AVAILABLE TO HUMANS AT SOME POINT. AND IN THAT MEANTIME IF WE COULD USE THEM A LITTLE BIT LESS. EXACTLY.

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