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Autism

Too Much Folic Acid?

May 13, 2016

Having not just pregnant women, but women of childbearing age take folic acid has been wildly successful at treating numerous diseases related to neural tube defects, but a new study has linked taking high doses with an increased risk of autism. It’s no wonder it’s a major headline, there are very few solid links to […]

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Three new studies tie our gut health to our brains, as well as our risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Should all babies receive probiotics? It might eventually become a recommendation, as mounting evidence ties autism with gut bacteria. First, kids with autism are more likely to have gastrointestinal troubles. Specifically, constipation and diarrhea are more […]

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US Behind On Chemical Safety

February 17, 2014

You are probably aware of some major campaigns to get rid of common chemicals that have been linked to negative effects on children (and to a lesser extent, adults). California banned BPA, then the rest of the US followed. California is moving to ban excessive fire retardant coatings, and the rest of the US will […]

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Have you ever noticed how subjective the term epidemic is, as well as how rare something is? I prefer to use the term epidemic to describe outbreaks, anything quickly spreading, and serious diseases that aren’t under control (tuberculosis, for instance). But other media also use it, almost as hyperbole, to describe anything they want you […]

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Last week a news story broke on how antidepressants may increase the risk of a brain bleed by 50%—it’s still a very small risk, but if you have a family history, concurrent medical condition, or other blood thinning medication, it’s nothing to sneeze at. This week, antidepressants’ (SSRIs’) safety has been downgraded for pregnant women, […]

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