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    1. Mike

      Discovery Helps Unlock Rare and Fatal Disease in Children

      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. nm

      Sturdy Finds Vaccinated Kids Need More Doc Visits Than Unvaccinated Kids

      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...
    3. Jacob

      Low Vitamin D Associated with Low Birth Weights

      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...
    4. Mike

      Smoking Bans Work

      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...
    5. nm

      Study: Flame Retardant an Endocrine Disruptor

      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...
    6. nm

      Antibiotics Overused for Children With Colds

      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...
    7. nm

      Prenatal Exposure to Pesticide Additive Linked With Childhood Cough

      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...
    8. Jacob

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

      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...
    9. orin

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

      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...
    10. Jacob

      BPA Effects Thyroid Hormone Levels During Pregnancy and in Newborns

      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...
    11. Jacob

      Overweight Kids on More Medications

      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...
    12. orin

      More Studies Link Low Fluoride Levels to Brain Damage

      The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has released a six-month investigation into fluoride’s effects on the brain. The results of the research add to the weight of research that cries for a halt to water fluoridation. FAN highlights a a July, study by a team of Harvard and Chinese scientists that...
    13. Jacob

      BPA Linked to Childhood Obesity

      Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., of the NYU School of Medicine, New York City, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing. “In the U.S. population, exposure is nearly ubiquitous, with 92.6 percent of persons 6 years or older identified in the 2003-2004 National Health and...
    14. Jacob

      Expanding Ball Toy Dangerous for Children and Pets

      A story in the New York Times has important information for parents of small children and pets. The Water Balz, is a small, brightly colored “toy” made from a superabsorbent polymer that can expand from the size of a small marble to the size of a racket ball when soaked...
    15. nmexpert

      Passive Smoking Affects Neurodevelopment in Babies

      A new study shows that newborns that have been exposed to nicotine from both active and passive smoking mothers show poor physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses. Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many different problems in infants like learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and even obesity....
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