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Exposure to Pollutants During Pregnancy Can Lead to Child Behavioral Problems

Mothers’ exposure during pregnancy to pollutants may lead to behavioral problems in their children, according to a new study. Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) and the Institute of Cancer Research in England monitored 215 children from birth into childhood, and found that those children with high levels of a pollution… [read more]

Dr. Manny Says: Early Autism Screenings Are Necessary, Despite New Report

I totally disagree with the premise of a new report released by Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, a pediatrician at McMaster University in Canada, that says there is no solid evidence to support screening toddlers for autism. After reviewing existing medical literature, Gorter and his research team came to this conclusion and claimed that many of… [read more]

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Babies shouldn’t get solid food until 6 months of age

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found many mothers are feeding babies solid foods earlier than the recommended age of six months, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends solid foods are introduced to infants no earlier than six months of age. “Solid foods were… [read more]

Study finds U.S. drug recalls common, but not well publicized

Thanks to a recent report by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we now find that over the last eight years the FDA has failed to send notifications for one in five medication recalls that could have serious adverse health consequences or even death. I don’t mean to be cynical but it’s amazing how hospitals and doctors… [read more]

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