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Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Increase Risk of Developmental Delays

Prenatal exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals that are widely used in consumer products ranging from plastic toys to building materials to shampoo, may put children at increased risk of developmental problems, according to a new study.Recent studies in pre-school children have found that prenatal phthalate exposure may lead to mental, motor and behavioral… [read more]

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Japan At Risk for Disease Outbreaks Following Tsunami

The tsunami triggered by Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan left an impossible amount of destruction and devastation in it’s wake – and the aftereffects could last for even longer.  Following a natural disaster, food and water supplies are often contaminated and people are forced to live in deplorable conditions.This, naturally, can lead to the… [read more]

End-of-Life Decisions Can Have Serious Ramifications for Mental Health

Death is difficult.  Most of us would struggle with choosing our own time to go, so how hard must it be to make that decision for someone else?According to new research, end-of-life medical decisions, whether choosing to stop treatment or discontinue life support, can cause relatives or friends of incapacitated patients to suffer for months… [read more]

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