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    1. Mike

      Discovery Helps Unlock Rare and Fatal Disease in Children

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      Menkes disease effects one in 100,000 children who are born with the disease. A Genetic Disorder Henkes is a genetic disorder that affects a child’s ability to properly absorb copper from food. It ultimately leads to neurodegeneration, seizures, impaired movement, stunted growth and, often, death before age 3. Newborn screening...
    2. Mike

      Adolescent Girls are ‘red flag’ for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

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      First-time study shows smoking and depression in adolescents have negative impact on bone mineral density. The impact of depression, anxiety, and smoking on bone density have not previously been studied during adolescence, when more than 50% of bone accrual occurs. This study is the first to demonstrate that smoking and...
    3. nm

      Sturdy Finds Vaccinated Kids Need More Doc Visits Than Unvaccinated Kids

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      The vaccination controversy will not subside anytime soon. One one side are huge pharmaceutical companies, and the medical industrial complex, on the other are parents trying to get straight answers on the safety an effectiveness of the ever increasing number of recommended vaccines. Central to the problem is the lack...
    4. Mike

      Aspartame Unlabled in Your Milk Soon

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      In news that makes it clear why vigilance is always needed when it comes to what the food industry may do with your food, it ha come to light that the milk industry is attempting to get the FDA to allow dropping of labeling of artificial sweeteners like aspartame in...
    5. Jacob

      Low Vitamin D Associated with Low Birth Weights

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      Research from the University of Pittsburgh finds that women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights. Dr. Gernand and her co-authors discovered that mothers with levels of vitamin D in their blood of less than 0.015 parts per million...
    6. Mike

      Smoking Bans Work

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      Public policy geared to prevention does lead to better health outcomes. What was once controversial legislation to limit smoking in public places was good health law according to a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The legislation is associated with substantially fewer hospitalizations and deaths from...
    7. nm

      Study: Flame Retardant an Endocrine Disruptor

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      According new research by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University, The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals. Widely Used And In Infant Products Firemaster 550 is is...
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      Antibiotics Overused for Children With Colds

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      Doctors prescribe even though evidence says antibiotics don’t help the common cold. Research presented at the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual meeting finds that doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics for the common cold. THis is despite the clear evidence that children with a cough associated with the common...
    9. nm

      Prenatal Exposure to Pesticide Additive Linked With Childhood Cough

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      The use of pesticides in rural, urban and suburban settings continues to grow. In spite of the clear dangers of pesticides to the environment and people, especially children. of such use. A new study from Columbia University targets on eof the dangers of piperonyl butoxide (PBO). Te study found that...
    10. Jacob

      Children Exposed to Phthalates in Plastics Have Higher Risk of Asthma Inflammation

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      More Evidence on Connection Between Phthalates and Respiratory Health A new study from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health finds that Children exposed to diethyl phthalate (DEP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP)—phthalate, two chemicals found in personal care and plastic products—have greater risk of asthma-related airway inflammation. Phthalates Found in...
    11. nm

      Bicycle Helmets Do Prevent Deadly Head Injuries

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      Helmets not only for motor cycles. According to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), cyclists who died of a head injury were three times as likely to not be wearing a helmet compared with those who died of other injuries, . Few Studies There is little evidence on...
    12. orin

      Low-level Mercury Exposure when Pregnant linked to ADHD in Children

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      Mercury has become a widespread environmental toxin. Found in our food, especially fish, water, air and in soil. It has been used in vaccines for years. Now researchers from Boston University School of Public Health links low-level prenatal mercury exposure with a greater risk of ADHD-related behaviors. Even though mercury...
    13. Jacob

      BPA Effects Thyroid Hormone Levels During Pregnancy and in Newborns

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      More reason to stay away from BPA whenever you can especially from kids. New research finds that bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound has been linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and newborn boys. The research comes from according to a new study by researchers at...
    14. Jacob

      Overweight Kids on More Medications

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      According to new research from Canada, overweight children aged 12 to 19 are 59 per cent more likely than normal-weight kids to take prescription medication Overweight children are far more likely to take prescription medications than children of a normal weight—a trend that adds to already higher health-care costs for...
    15. nm

      Small Amounts of Exercise Boost Overweight Teens

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      Being obese at any age is commonly associated with a litany of health issues, ranging from diabetes and chronic fatigue to heart complications. Overweight adolescents are also at an increased risk of body dissatisfaction, social alienation and low self esteem. Throw Away the Scale “The first thing I tell teens...
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