20071005听力原文

原创 2007年10月05日 16:02:00
下面就是20071005的听力原文:

(听力文件在:http://you.video.sina.com.cn/b/7349717-1403022983.html

This is the VOA Special English Health Report.

How safe and effective is the use of cough and cold medicines in children? An advisory committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration will meet in October to discuss this issue.

Some doctors say cough and cold products do not work in children, and they worry about possible risks. F.D.A. officials say that some reports of problems appear to be the result of giving too much medicine to children. This may lead to serious and life-threatening side effects, especially in children age two and younger.

The products are sold without the need for a doctor's approval. Yet cough and cold medicines can be harmful if people take them more often or in greater amounts than they should. There is a risk, for example, in taking more than one product containing the same active chemicals.

Too much cold medicine may affect the heart. Some medicines have also been linked to high blood pressure and strokes.

Products for children may contain medicines that were approved many years ago based on studies in adults. The drug approval process has changed since then.

F.D.A. officials have this warning for parents: Do not use cough and cold products in children under two years of age unless a health care provider tells you to.

The officials also have other advice. For example, children should never be given medicines that are meant for adults. Cough and cold medicines are sold in different strengths. Ask a medical professional if you are not sure about the right product for a child.

If a child is being given other medicines, the child's health care provider should approve their combined use.

Read all the information and warnings provided with a drug and carefully follow the directions for use.

For liquid products, use the dropper or other measuring device that comes with the medicine or buy the correct one at a drug store. Do not use household spoons; they could provide the wrong amount of medicine.

The F.D.A points out that children get better with time and that cough and cold medicines only treat signs of the common cold. They are not a cure. If a child's condition gets worse or does not improve, stop using the product and have the child examined immediately.

And that's the VOA Special English Health Report, written by Brianna Blake. I'm Barbara Klein.

 
版权声明:本文为博主原创文章,未经博主允许不得转载。

相关文章推荐

2001年3月英语中级口译真题答案及听力原文

2001.3 上海市英语中级口译资格证书第一阶段考试 参考答案: SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST Part A: Sport Dictation 1. televisio...

201106四级听力原文

11. M:Sean has been trying for month to find a job, but I wonder how he could get a job when he look...
  • WNYFK
  • WNYFK
  • 2012年05月14日 11:01
  • 587

android开发之耳机调至最大音量时,提示损伤听力

android开发之耳机调至最大音量时,提示损伤听力 通过提示语,我们可以查出,只要的逻辑代码是在framework/base/packages/SystemUI/src/com/android/...
  • ajhsdj
  • ajhsdj
  • 2017年04月07日 17:20
  • 1407

美剧字幕组长讲述她如何练听力的

考拉小巫,伊甸园论坛字幕组组长,大家经常看的美剧或欧美电影都是她带领的团队第一时间听译出来的,江湖上有人称之为"大陆听力第一人"。 今天写点儿正事。说说该如何修炼咱们的耳朵。此文只针对能力的提高,不...

课听力原文unit1_2_5

  • 2009年11月10日 12:27
  • 50KB
  • 下载
内容举报
返回顶部
收藏助手
不良信息举报
您举报文章:20071005听力原文
举报原因:
原因补充:

(最多只允许输入30个字)