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Choking deaths in US children drop by 75% in past 50 years

Children’s deaths from choking on small objects dropped by 75 percent from 1968 to 2017, according to a report published in JAMA. Various choking hazard regulations enacted during the past 50 years may have played a role in the large decline in choking deaths, although the study design cannot establish …

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Certain dietary supplements tied to dysphagia, choking in seniors

(HealthDay)—Most reports of swallowing problems caused by dietary supplements involve seniors taking multivitamins or calcium supplements, according to a research letter published online Aug. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Cecile Punzalan, M.D., from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in College Park, Maryland, and colleagues used data from …

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